How To Get Your Teenager To Do Homework

I do this so he has reason to go to the mail slot every day.I put his lunch money in the slot so that he has reason to go to it every morning.It is a simple thing really, but immensely helpful for him, and for me.

Using this mail slot for my son has helped with getting the assignment out of the door in the morning and with him on the way to school.

Having it visible from several areas of the house, and near enough to his first entry area in the house helps a great deal as well.

Have your child read for the hour or work on puzzles.

Have a set of these “other” projects already decided on; don’t wait until the day comes to figure something out.

We placed it so that it is very close to being the first thing he sees coming in and the last thing he sees going out.

The geometry may be a bit challenging in your house but even if you can’t get ‘optimum placement’ such a central place for him will be very helpful.This helps alleviate one of the suggested causes of sleep problems with ADHD children; when they lay down in the darkness they tend to begin going over their day, and worrying on uncompleted tasks, which they can no longer do anything about.I read this some time ago when he was having trouble falling asleep and found that a half hour spent with him just before bed going over his homework set his mind at ease.A friend of mine found with her daughter that a white noise of ocean sounds and storm (thunder and rain) helped her child. Be willing to experiment, and when you find an atmosphere that seems to work, stick with it.Some other suggestions to try would be electric fans in the room, which create an ambient white Glenn Hefley A child with ADHD requires consistency in their life.We see this in every document and guide regarding ADHD children.A radio station tuned between channels and turned down low may create a good white noise base as well. He has an hour after getting home to relax and refocus, then one hour of study, and then just before bed he does a half-hour review during which we go over what he studied.This helps reinforce what he learned and helps him to feel he has accomplished his work for the day.Having a central space in the house to mentally cue him about several things at once helps him to keep focused.Any incentive I might have for finishing his homework also goes in the slot, reinforcing his need to put the finished work in the top slot while he retrieves his reward.


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