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Parents - Focusing Issues


Concerns in Children with ADD and ADHD:

  1. Difficulty paying attention and staying focused which can lead to problems with completing assignments, following directions, and paying attention in class.
  2. Impulsivity or struggling to control their impulses and may act without thinking, which can lead to problems with social interactions and decision-making.
  3. Difficulty with organization and planning or organizing their thoughts, materials, and schedules, which can lead to problems with completing tasks and meeting deadlines.
  4. Poor self-regulation (emotions, behaviors, and actions) which can lead to problems with self-control and managing stress.
  5. Struggles with time management and prioritizing tasks, which can lead to problems with meeting deadlines and completing assignments.
  6. Social challenges such as making and maintaining friendships and may struggle with social interactions due to impulsivity and difficulty paying attention.
  7. Academic challenges and may have lower grades due to difficulty paying attention, staying focused, and completing assignments.
  8. Stress and anxiety due to the challenges they face in daily life and the pressure to meet expectations.
  9. Poor self-esteem due to the challenges they face and may feel like they are not meeting expectations.
  10. Difficulty with self-care such as dressing themselves, brushing their teeth, and staying organized, which can lead to problems with independence and self-sufficiency.

Gracie Lake Norman Tips:

  1. Create a structured routine: Children with ADD/ADHD often thrive with a set schedule that helps them feel more secure and know what to expect. This can include set times for homework, meals, and other activities.
  2. Use positive reinforcement: It's important to focus on praising and rewarding positive behavior rather than punishing negative behavior. This can help children with ADD/ADHD feel motivated and encouraged.
  3. Encourage physical activity: Exercise and physical activity can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Encourage your child to engage in activities they enjoy, such as sports or dancing.
  4. Reduce distractions: A cluttered or chaotic environment can be overwhelming for children with ADD/ADHD. Try to create a calm, organized space for your child to work and play.
  5. Use visual cues: Visual aids such as calendars, to-do lists, and timers can help children with ADD and ADHD stay on track and remember tasks.
  6. Break tasks into smaller steps: Children with ADD and ADHD may struggle with completing larger tasks, so breaking them down into smaller, more manageable steps can help them stay focused and make progress.
  7. Use rewards and incentives: Positive reinforcement such as rewards and incentives can help children with ADD and ADHD feel motivated to complete tasks and make positive behavior changes.


How Gracie Lake Norman Can Help:

Martial arts training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Gracie Lake Norman can help kids with ADD in several ways:

  1. Focus and attention: Brazilian jiu-jitsu requires focus and attention to detail to execute moves and techniques effectively. This helps kids with ADD to better focus their attention and improve their ability to concentrate.
  2. Discipline and self-control: Brazilian jiu-jitsu also promotes discipline and self-control, as students must follow rules and guidelines in order to progress in the sport. This can help kids with ADD to learn how to control their impulses and make better decisions.
  3. Physical exercise: Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a physically demanding sport that requires students to use their bodies to perform techniques. This can help kids with ADD to get the physical exercise they need to help improve their overall health and well-being.
  4. Confidence and self-esteem: Finally, martial arts training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu can help kids with ADD to build confidence and self-esteem as they learn new skills and techniques and progress in their training. This can help them to feel more confident and capable in other areas of their lives as well.

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