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Ways to Give Directions to Help Kids with ADHD
It can be very difficult for kids with ADHD to understand and follow directions. As a parent or caregiver it is important that you know some strategies about how to make it easier for them.
This article published by Understood highlights tips for parents and caregivers to give directions to kids with ADHD.
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Develop Soft Skills for Job Success - Tips for Parents and Families
An important skill for your child to have is to communicate nonverbally. Some ways you can practice this at home are to practice nonverbal language that would take place at a job interview. These may include introducing themselves to an adult, looking people in the eye, and shaking hands. You can also model having proper posture. If making eye contact is not possible, one strategy could be looking at someone’s nose or cheek instead. Modeling these for your child will help them to learn how to communicate nonverbally in an effective way.