Knowing that your children have to struggle with ADHD can make you get frustrated. You will feel that you are going to face very hard days, months, and years to come. But do not let your frustration affect your daily life too long. You need to move as soon as possible because your children need you more. If you are frustrated, there is possibility that your children will suffer more than you. So, make positive commitment with your couple to parent and educate your ADHD children maximally. This makes you be stronger and more confident to face next challenging days.
The first weapon you must possess is patience. Your children will not directly do what you just said. Their brain needs more time to process your words. Without enough patience, you will easily get angry and give up. You cannot be angry because actually your children do not know their ADHD condition. Moreover, try to speak in simple vocabularies and clear pronunciation. No yelling and screaming because it tends to make your children become confuse. Since you have special children, you should not set too high goals each day. Everything has to be done step by step.
In addition, sometimes you need to apply a kind of time out to discipline your children. Indeed, both of you will be in unpleasant situation, but it is needed to set foundation for your children’s future. They need to have good habit and behavior. You may consult to the expert and discuss with your couple about the home rules and timetable that is suitable for your children’s age and capability. Timetables will remind both of you about what to do. Be consistent and be proud when your ADHD children can achieved something new. Your tough parenting days will be paid off with happiness.