Ep #155: How to manage multiple schedules
For many parents, managing numerous activities and schedules. It is okay, even healthy, to evaluate and reduce your family commitments.
Children with ADHD need help learning how to manage their time as many struggle with Executive Dysfunction. Executive Dysfunction means that they have difficulty planning, focusing, paying attention, remembering instructions, and performing goal-oriented tasks.
With the right tools and strategies, children with ADHD can thrive when completing tasks and managing their time.
When helping your child with time management, it’s essential to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. For example. If your child has trouble concentrating when it comes to doing homework due to being easily distracted, remove potential distractions by creating an environment that helps them focus. If your child has difficulty remembering tasks, a system of smaller instructions with built-in rewards for completion will help your child be more successful.
Many kids with ADHD have found using the SODAS Method and timeboxing to be incredibly beneficial.
The SODAS Method helps children understand the pros and cons of a course of action and allows them to make decisions that are not emotionally driven.
Timeboxing allows a child to focus on a task for a certain amount of time, rather than until the task is completed. Using this method gives children a sense of control over their time as well as helping them with future thinking and goal completion.
You can learn more about the SODAS Method on the Smarter Parenting website.
The transcript text is below. You can also download the PDF file of the transcript here.