I know it doesn’t seem like it, but the days are growing longer, now that the Winter Solstice has passed. Despite the cold, encourage your child to get outside more. Studies show that activity -especially if it takes place outside – reduces ADHD symptoms. Try practicing spelling words or math facts in the great outdoors. While you’re studying, sit on a swing, kick a soccer ball back and forth, or dig in the garden. It just might make those math facts more fun!
Even if you’re like a friend of mine, who lives in the sub-zero of Alaska (60 below…), remember that inside activity works well, too. Let your child squeeze a stress ball, use modeling clay, doodle, or even bend chenille wire while listening.
Of course, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, the days are getting LONGER and colder. So this applies to you as well.