For parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be very challenging to figure out exactly what motivates their students to study and complete homework. CEO & Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that parents should help their children get to know themselves as students and embrace techniques that work for them. “While parents will find it difficult, if not impossible, to change their children’s behavior, modifications to their study habits and learning environment are far more likely to be helpful,” says Huntington. To motivate children to strive toward academic success, she suggests these five tips:
It can be a challenge to find ways to successfully motivate children with ADHD, but Huntington reminds parents that establishing good routines is key. “It takes practice for children with ADHD to stay on top of established habits, but with diligence, these students will be successful,” she says. “With each small accomplishment, they feel good about what they have achieved and motivated to sustain those positive feelings.”
If you are the parent of an ADHD child who needs help motivating to do his or her best work in school or is otherwise struggling, call Huntington at 1 800 CAN-LEARN.
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