Routines and Adhd
Some of you have asked what is a typical week night routine in our home looks like.
Structure and routines help typical children thrive but when your child has adhd both physical and emotional adhd it helps to have consistent routines.
Here is a copy of our routines chart.
Mind you Bella is 11 but still needs routine changes set her world off in a huge way so we created a chart a while back using a ticket time reward system for positives reinforcement. A bucket filled with goodies for her to keep on with organizational skills and time managements skills.
Creating a reward at the end of the week helps with intrinsic values.
Develops a strong work ethics
Adhd both physical and emotional its not only about pills but skills to that help.
Medication is only half of the battle.
I will not list her meds here as I don't want a bunch of people going out getting meds their children might not need.
However they have helped and even teachers notice a difference with Bella on meds vs without meds.
The chart helps make Bella more in control of her actions and helps remind her with out my having to prompt her every 5 minutes.
I will share this up on the blog too.
For more check out our website filled with tips and tricks we have used from my first hand personal experience living with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
A fun chart she colored helped make her take ownership of this routine empowers her to follow the steps and if she argues we have a list of house rules we refer to as a reminder. Cutting down on the struggles and makes life easier. So many parents I have mentored have asked me to share what we use as routines. I hope this helps
Also this allows more time for hubby and I to connect each night even if sometimes I fall a sleep on the couch watching tv
We also attend physical theraphy sessions to help with her leg pains that keep her up at night from the MILD CP and we have psychology sessions to help. However over the past two months we have been keeping up with Bella’s school work and she’s had a swimming lesson in there that was a week long. Before that Bella was feeling runed down and had a cold in Sept. There are always going to be changes to routines we can’t do the same thing day in and day out but typically this is our normal routine unless we have a outting such as going to the movies or out to eat for dinner as a family
I hope this has helped as some of you have asked to see a routine chart that we use.