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Tue Nov 25, 2014, 03:58 AM

Teach Better ADHD Behavior Through Chores

Chores are a necessary part of family living. Everyone ó son, daughter, mom, and dad ó should be assigned daily and weekly chores.

I know itís easier to complete the tasks yourself, but youíll be doing your child a disservice if he isnít assigned jobs around the house. Chores teach responsibility and self-discipline, develop skills for independent living, counteract ADHD behavior problems, and make the child with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) a contributing member of the family.

Household tasks help the ADHD child feel like an important member of the family. Because he may experience more disappointments, failures, and frustrations than the average child, it is imperative that he knows he is needed at home. Choose chores that you know he can complete successfully. This will build self-esteem.


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Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:13 AM

1. please,

I hated chores. I was better at random pick up work that no one else wanted to do. Lots of times, no one asked me. I loved assembling things, putting things in order, ha , so I would watch my parents struggle with a task and then give up and take a break, I would sneak in and do it. They never said anything when I would do something like that, it was like a magic elf did it. Like put together my brother's bike and put it under the tree. Dad gave up and went for a beer, said he would do it when he came back, But it was done. Or when they were assembling this 4 foot deep pool and they could not lift one piece into place over the frame, I was watching them and thought, they don't have to lift it up at all, they just have to lift a frame roll it underneath, so when they started fighting and went inside, I fixed it and then went to my room. No one ever said a word. But chores was washing the kitchen after dinner and washing all the dishes, I still avoid it today, I clean the kitchen one a week at most. I was diagnosed with ADHD in my 50's. Too late. Thankfully I met someone in my career that taught me about list making in the morning.

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Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:21 AM

2. My wife hates

chores and she does not have ADHD. My son does what I ask since I use leverage as in giving him something he wants in return. When he completes the task I praise him and the look on his face is priceless. I also use my disability to tug on his heart strings to help his dear old dad. I feel whatever works I'll use it to our benefit.

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