This is a common refrain at our house – sound familiar?
“Son, you look like you’ve lost focus. What do you need to do to get back on task?”
Wouldn’t it be great if your son’s behavior management was his responsibility, not yours?
Recently, my sons answer made me laugh with pride, “I need a motivator!” he said with a huge smile on his face. He quickly created an incentive for himself (something to do with ice-cream I think) and finished his homework in record speed.
Motivation is a powerful tool for behavior management. We know that the ADHD brain needs to be motivated in order to maintain focus. It is powerful when our kids begin to understand the concept and create tools to help themselves. Read the rest of this entry →