Bracing for Summer: Keeping Kids with ADHD Busy and Happy
Face it. Summers can be tough if you have a family that includes a child or two with ADHD. And it’s even tougher if you, too have ADHD. I was reading the posts you wrote in response to my blog, ADHD and Hypersensitivities and was struck by how many of you, like me, are super sensitive to the chaos and noise at home.
With summer coming up fast and kids out of school, it can be pretty difficult to handle days filled with kids at home making noise, messes and more.
I always advise parents to keep their ADHD kids super busy with organized activities. But that can be awfully tough if you, as a mom, have ADHD. Organized isn’t our middle name!
Consider day camp (overnight camp if they’re old enough). Kids need activities and particularly, those that match their interests. But sometimes, camp is out of the question, so here’s an idea to keep them busy while allowing them to burn off some excess energy.
Hop Balls not only do that, but they also improve coordination! Let your kids bounce through summer. Just keep them off your carpet!