The ultimate guide to caring for a child with Attention disorders during lockdown.

Raising a child with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders can be a daunting task to some parents. However, with the right strategies you will realize that it is not so hard a responsibility. Here are  some tips:

1.Encourage exercise.
Engage the child in riding a bike, playin’g football, rope skipping or any other simple physical activity of choice.

Physical exercise is important in burning excess energy, which in turn improves sleep patterns,stimulate brain ,relieves depression and developing physically active habits.

2.praise! Praise !praise !
Praise the child when he does something good. Always reinforce with praise and encouragement to help him/her distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

3.Break down tasks for the child. Breaking down tasks into achievable goals is important in regulating emotions that might arise from him either succeeding or failing.

Instead of “bring me that ball” say “John take the ball” pause and wait for him to have the ball then say “bring” while opening your palm. Make instructions as simple as possible by dividing into smaller portions.

4.Have a clear routine.
let the child know what to expect next, in order to limit can use this technique to gradually introduce a new responsibility into his/her life.

5.Let the activities you do be interesting.
A child is likely to get immersed in an interesting activity rather than less interesting ones.

Make even challenging of the tasks as interesting as possible to enhance high degree focus. Be playful and have him learn a thin’g in the process.

6. Minimize distractors.
Eliminate anything that may distract the child. When you give him a task to work on in the living room for example switching off television and radio is a good thing to avoid getting lured.

7. Don’t command, explain.
Accompany tasks with an explanation. Tell the child reasons why you want him to take the task using a positive clear and elaborate language.

It is not only respectable but also helps alleviate any worry and confusion in the child.

8. Always use a positive language.
This might at times be difficult but it is important in building your child’s confidence.

A negative language or ranting at your child will only make the him feel hurt or not loved hence worsening disruptive behaviors.

9.Have wait time.
while instructing, let the child wait for some seconds before responding. This is important in letting him think of the appropriateness of the reply he is likely to give.

The strategy takes practice but is advantageous in enhancing the child’s social life.

10.keep working towards behavior modification.
Keep trying even when your attempts to modify a behavior seems to have come to a halt.

Always be patient with the child and when you find yourself in this situation, stopping a strategy for a while is a good idea. In connection to that,remember as a parent to stay calm.

8 Benefits of Covid-19 pandemic you must know.

In as much as Coronavirus pandemic has had ravaging effects since its outbreak in China’s Wuhan, it is worth noting the positive side of it.

1. The world has come to realize the benefits of home remedies to diseases.
Latest  of all is the Madagascar’s Covidorganics that allegedly has cured many. Despite criticism,especially from Wold Health Organisation ,at least it is a stride made. Better try and fail than not trying at all.

2. Reduction in air pollution. With a ban on travelling as one of the intervention measures, air pollution has significantly reduced. Both automobile and air travels have been for a period halted in some countries meaning no emission of toxic gases into the atmosphere.

3.people have learned to keep hygiene.
Hand washing using alcohol- based hand rub or soap,respiratory hygiene, avoiding crowded places, avoiding touching nose, eyes and ears have all been the norm.

General sanitation has helped keep off other ailments besides Corona itself, for example typhoid. Some of these important practices are likely to live with us even after the virus vanishes.

4. African nations now have a chance to grow.
Unlike in the past when African leaders sought medical services from overseas, not one of those countries is willing to admit any foreigners presently.

Their boarders are closed and focus shifted entirely to their taxpayers. This means that Africa has no option but to better its own health system.

5. Corporates have realized that working from home is possible.
The lockdown has proved that productivity suffers not even when employees execute some duties from home. In fact,some companies argues that working from home cuts cost immensely.

6. Growth of online businesses
With communication sectors not seriously affected by the pandemic, the lockdown has seen emergence of many bloggers in different niches, affiliate marketers and online businesses.

If you think this is a lie, have you not received the “work from home at the comfort of your living room” kind of texts?

7. Children have gotten full parental attention.
With the post-modern busy economy, so engrossed in jobs have parents been to the extent of having little or no time for their children. Presently, if a parent must leave for work, then by 7pm he is likely back to the house cuddling the kids or the partner.

8. Reduction in road accidents.
Majority of people are locked down in their homes with the number travelling being so low. Public service vehicles also carry less number of passengers than before.

Drivers therefore are not in a hurry to get more passengers which means no over speeding and overloading. The latter two have been the root cause of casualties on our roads.

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