When you are a parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, otherwise known ADHD, coping can be difficult even on the child’s best behavior days.
This is especially true if your child seems to be having problems coping with school work or classmates. There are ways of helping a child with these problems without making him feel as if he has a problem.
What ADHD Sufferers Want?
In many cases, children afflicted with ADHD want and need peace and quiet. However, because of the way their minds work, they rarely get it.
This can lead to too many frustrations for a child to handle, especially if they are trying to figure out math problems or how to spell a difficult word.
Their minds race from one thought to another, which is a part of what keeps these children hyperactive and in part why their grades suffer so much in school. So how to help them settle down without increasing medication dosages (if they take it)?
How to Help?
Meditation is a long proven way to help children how to learn to focus their attentions better. Teaching a child to meditate as early as five years of age, whether they can do it or not, is one key to increasing their attention spans as well as keeping dosages of medications lower than average.
In addition, teaching children to induce meditation state while they are testing in school or performing any other thought and focus on intensive task has shown promising at getting these children’s grades up.
While teaching children to do this has proven challenging in most situations, even the most hyperactive children have calmed some after employing the most basic techniques.