Our kids hold it together all day long at school. At least, they try.
They have to sit in their chairs, stand in line, keep their hands to themselves, pay attention to the teacher, answer questions when called upon.
It’s a lot, really, if you think about it.
So at the end of the day, after they’ve been trying to control themselves all day, they need to let it out. Be goofy, or silly, or act the clown.
Kids just want to have fun!
So today’s tip is simple: laugh with the clown. Have fun, get silly, and find the joy in a silly child’s antics.
If he can get out some of the silliness before he starts his homework, all the better. If he can get the work done while he’s being silly, that’ll work too, at least for a few years. Until he grows out of it. Which he will. In some ways.
But trying to make him be serious, when that’s all he’s been allowed to be all day? That’s just too much.
Remember, life with kids with ADHD is a lot like a three ring circus. You want to be the clown leader, not a lion tamer!