Creating Spaces That Are ADHD-Friendly for Kids

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Jenny Holt, a freelance health writer for a number of health sites and magazines sent us the following article on ADHD to share it with our readers.

She also wrote the following articles on Bullying.  Please, take a look at the following links:

 

 

HOW TO SPOT AND DEAL WITH CYBERBULLYING

CYBERULLYING – THE COMPLETE RESOURCE GUIDE

 

 

 

Creating Spaces That Are ADHD-Friendly for Kids

 

Every child is unique, carving their own unique paths by interacting with their environments in different ways. Whether in the classroom or at home, children need to feel comfortable, allowing them to expand their minds and seek out answers to their endless curiosities. For children with ADHD, it is even more crucial for parents to design spaces that inspire interaction and structure.

Creating a healthy environment that is well-organized and harmonious is important for children with ADHD, as this type of space will encourage relaxation and reduce anxiety. Research in neurobehavioral disorders suggests that ADHD affects between 4-12% of school-aged children worldwide, making it a pressing issue. But by creating an ADHD-friendly space, parents can help their children avoid feeling distracted and instead, focus more attention on learning and playing.

 

 

Creating a Relaxing Getaway

 

A child’s bedroom is extremely important to their level of comfort and ability to relax at home. Experts in child psychology even say that a child’s bedroom is a sanctuary where they can go to reflect on their identity as they grow up. For children with ADHD, who often suffer from hyperactivity, it is vital that they have a place to go to where they can unwind and settle down.

Designing a bedroom that doubles as a space for relaxation is a great idea for parents looking to create a calming getaway. Start by choosing a soothing color, like warm earthy tones such as green, blue, or a muted brown. Eliminate all distractions in the room by storing toys away in bins or cabinets, and keep electronics in the living room. Also, soft lighting can contribute to the soothing nature of a room, which may help children calm down after a long day.

 

 

Designate a Quiet Zone

 

In addition to designing a comforting bedroom, it is helpful for children with ADHD to have a space at home that is designated for peace and quiet. Telling your child to spend time in this quiet zone if they are acting particularly disruptive or anxious should never be seen as a punishment; rather, parents should explain the difference between discipline and punishment.

By spending time in this distinguished quiet zone, your child can feel like they have the privacy to reflect on their feelings and to deal with their emotions. Quiet time should never be confused with time-out, or else the child will not associate this calming space with relaxation. Set up pillows in this space and limit any extra disturbances. This will help your child to center his or herself and recognize the value in utilizing quiet time.

 

By encouraging calm behavior by designing spaces in the home that are ADHD-friendly, parents can help their child suffering with ADHD to unwind and handle their emotions in a healthy way. 

 

 

KIDSINCO PLAYSCRIPTS ON BULLYING:

Stop Bullying

The Three Brothers Gruff

Close Encounters of Friendly Kind

Don’t Keep Quiet

The Ugly Duckling

The Conceited Princess

Believe in Yourself

The Dusty Maid

Cinderella

 

 

 

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