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Behavior Strategy

Plan for Success

Having a Plan is the Best Behavior Strategy of All

Parents with children who have ADHD symptoms often feel overwhelmed before their feet ever hit the ground in the morning. Because kids with ADHD are notoriously poor sleepers, late-night struggles to get children to Having a well-formulated plan helps kids take personal responsibility, develop social competency and restore their place as contributing members of their families and classrooms.sleep and botched plans to waken before the children are daily occurrences. Mornings filled with tears and arguments over fruitless searches for lost homework, missing backpacks and meltdowns over forgotten permission slips can make the even the most even-tempered parents feel at their wits end. As parents scurry their children to the bus stop (or more likely drop the kids off at school because they missed the bus) can easily feel the conflicting emotions of relief to have their children “out of their hair” and guilt because they feel relief.

Generate Positive Emotions/Stop the Madness

A written plan of action is a wonderful tool to infuse a family with hope and warmth again. A good plan will include both reasonable expectations and a “Plan for Success.” Having a well-formulated plan helps kids take personal responsibility, develop social competency and restore their place as contributing members of their families and classrooms.

The key to crafting such a plan is to build it when emotions are level and tensions are low. You don’t have to re-create the wheel or possess the wisdom of Solomon to accomplish this task. A professional counselor can help you build a Behavior Plan that will work for your specific family dynamic. Call for an appointment today to get started on restoring peace in your home.

Your child is not a problem. They have a problem. Use teamwork to solve it.