The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control (Instant Help)
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All kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) want to manage their symptoms in order to get along better with others, build confidence, and succeed in school, but most don't have the skills they need to get their impulsive behavior under control. The ADHD Workbook for Kids offers a simple way to help children with ADHD learn these critical skills in just ten minutes a day.
This workbook includes more than forty activities for kids developed by child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro that can help your child with ADHD handle everyday tasks, make friends, and build self-esteem while he or she learns to overcome the most challenging aspects of the disorder. Alone or with your help, your child can complete one ten-minute activity each day to learn how to make good decisions and discover easy techniques for staying focused when it's time to pay attention.
Includes activities to help your child:
- Become a good listener and a good friend
- Make school easier and more fun
- Recognize his or her special gifts and build self-esteem
- Practice planning ahead and learn responsibility
had to help him learn to use his tools. Do you know a good basketball player? Someone had to help her learn to dribble, shoot, and guard other players. Different people can help you with different things. Next to each picture below, write down who could help you learn to use that object. Try to think of as many different people as you can. Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control 75 Activity 19 You Can Ask for Help When You Need It … And More to
get you when you least expect it. You Can Know When Teasing Is a Problem Activity 23 … And More to Do In these empty balloons, write in some things that kid have teased you about. Color them in as you did before, using blue, yellow, and red crayons. Show this exercise to an adult and talk about what you can do when you are teased a little or a lot. Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self-Control 91 Activity Activity 24 You Can Control Anger You CanYour
you are having with other kids or family members. For each problem, write down a compromise. Show your compromises to a parent or other adult and ask what they think of them. Problem: Compromise: Problem: Compromise: 128 The ADHD Workbook for Kids Section IV Feeling Good About Yourself Having ADHD can be difficult at times. But it is helpful to remember that almost everyone has problems at some time. Nobody has the “perfect” life. Unlike some problems, ADHD can
next to each behavior. Then ask an adult to check your answers. 6 Susie wouldn’t let Shauna play with her group at recess. Ethan snuck out of bed after his parents were asleep, and he ate six cookies. yrone wanted to ride his bike, but he decided to make a get-well card for T his grandma first. Karen made a thank-you card for her aunt Emma. Abby kept interrupting her father while he was on the phone. anya spent two hours playing video games instead of
fidgeting, but medication is not the only answer. Learning to control your body is something everyone can do, and an exercise called isometrics may help (and may even make you stronger). In isometrics, you don’t really move. You just press your arms or legs against each other or against another object. Try these isometric exercises: • Clasp your hands together in front of you and push them against each other. Push as hard as you can for one minute, then relax. • Push your knees together as