Summertime...it denotes the end of the school year. One of the most desired times of year for students young and old;three months without classes, homework, projects, studying for tests, and tests. Definitely something to cheer about! Time to kick back and relax! However, an entire summer without any type of structure can pose problems for children with ADD/ADHD. For parents and caretakers, this is a good time to reflect upon/evaluate the behavior of your child/children during the school year and devise a plan of action to improve upon those expectations, habits, routines for the next school year. Here are four steps one can follow to help ensure the summer does not pass without maintaining the structure your child/children effectively built throughout the school year.
1. Maintain routine and structure
2. Effectively manage time
3. Positively reinforce good behavior
4. Explore new opportunities