Motivating Your Child With ADHD: 7 Tips For Your Homeschool

This series is all about homeschooling a child with ADHD. Today, we are discussing 7 of our best tips for motivating a child with ADHD. 


Motivating Your Child With ADHD: 7 Tips For Your Homeschool


Parenting and homeschooling a child with ADHD has its own unique set of circumstances. One issue that frequently arises for kiddos with ADHD is a seeming lack of motivation.

When you are homeschooling a child with ADHD, too often it can seem that they are “lazy” and “avoidant.” The reality is their brain is wired differently for motivation. You can harness your child’s natural tendencies to help them learn and develop coping skills within your homeschool.


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Colleen and Shawna discuss the following seven helpful tips in this episode. 

7 Tips For Motivating Your Child With ADHD

  1. Maintain structure in your day.
  2. Use both verbal and visual cues
  3. Add movement and activity to learning
  4. Be sure you have your child’s attention before giving direction
  5. Provide single step instructions only
  6. Take frequent breaks
  7. Set expectations up front, especially for transitions. 

You’ll find in-depth discussions and practical examples of each of these in today’s show. 


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Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast #148: Motivating Your Child With ADHD – 7 Tips For Your Homeschool

We continue our series all about homeschooling a child with ADHD. Today, Shawna Wingert joins Colleen to share 7 tips for motivating your child with ADHD.


Links And Resources From Today’s Show:

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and LifeMindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and AutismYour Brain's Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHDADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's WorldWhat Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and LifeRaising Creative Kids: A Collection of Simple Creativity Prompts for ChildrenWhy I Love Homeschooling Neurodiverse Kids: 25 Parents Share the Joys & Challenges of Educating Their Kids Who Have ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Giftedness, or Are Otherwise Differently WiredRaising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom's Guide to Building a Strong, Confident, and Emotionally Intelligent Familypop it : fidget toy, poppet popop anti stress anxiety , push pop bubble popper autism special needs , adhd , pop up bubble popping squishy toys ASMR GameAxiba Jumbo Temperature Color Change Squishy Squeeze Toy for Stress Reduction for Boys & Girls | Great for Kids with Autism & ADHDInfinity Cube Fidget Toy, Fidget Cube Toy Stress and Anxiety Relief Mini Toy Relaxing Hand-Held for Adults, Killing Time Cool Fidget Block for ADD/ADHD/OCD (4 Pack)



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