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As the name Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder suggests, children who have ADHD are often hyper and extremely active. Parenting a child with ADHD cannot only be difficult but at times it can be overwhelming. Children with ADHD often have trouble focusing and retaining information while they are in school which can make doing homework with children at home extremely difficult.
Rather than fighting your child’s ADHD and trying to force them to concentrate until their assignment is done, understand that they may be unable to complete everything in one try. Instead of focusing on what remains of the lesson, focus on a timed period for homework. As your child may be unable to concentrate for long periods, break homework into sections. It is important that your child does not feel like lessons and homework are a punishment so inform them that they are expected to do their homework for a certain amount of time and then they may have a break. Breaking up the homework into timed slots will help your child concentrate.
Also, understand that your child may not learn the same way that you did. Children learn in different ways so try to teach lessons in a variety of ways rather than just using flashcards or paper lessons. If your child is struggling to pay attention and is fidgeting while you do fraction flash cards let your child play with measuring spoons for the lesson instead. Not only will the lesson be more interesting but it will likely have a greater impact on your child than simply staring at a sheet of paper.