A parent asked that we revisit this article. These ideas were shared by a mom who hoped her family experience could be useful to others. She was dealing with children with immune problems, tics, anxiety, learning problems, and more.
For ADHD/School work
- Break homework up into very small chunks. As soon as focus becomes a battle, take a 5 to 10 minute break.
- Allow physical activity while doing homework. Stand instead of just sitting, use a squeeze ball while reading, allow chewing gum. Allowing the brain and body to multi-task makes homework easier.