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Time Management and ADHD

Good Morning all,

I was wondering if anyone of you have any suggestions on how to make time management a possiblity with a child who has ADHD/ODD?

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Time management takes a lot of effort and consistency for those with ADHD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy might help. Also, there’s a webinar on “time-blindness” ADDitudeMag.com did a while back with expert Ari Tuckman that has some great tips. You can see the archive here: http://www.additudemag.com/RCLP/sub/10574.html.

Good luck!
Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:30pm

Thank you Penny

Posted by ReynaE on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:26pm

Hi ReynaE,

Time management is really an umbrella term for a complex set of skills and behaviors that need to come for us to use time efficiently and effectively.  So many common ADHD challenges affect it: difficulty regulating attention/staying on task; difficulty with time perception/time blindness; impulse control; difficulty with estimating how long tasks take; planning; organization; calendar management; task management, etc.

There’s a lot that can be done to help a child with ADHD to improve any and all of these aspects—depending on where their struggles are.  Of course, with the ODD component, and depending on age/maturity, getting them to buy in can be a bit tricky, so making whatever they work on pay off much more than the effort that is required is really important. 

Having someone other than Mom & Dad work with them can help, too.  I hired another coach to work with my son when he was younger—as much as I hated to do it when I knew I could help him myself, it was a great experience for me to be “Mom” for a change and watch him listen to someone else tell him the same things!

I hope there’s something in here that helps!  Keep us posted.

Good luck,

Lynne Edris, ACG
Life & ADD Coach
http://www.CoachingADDvantages.com

Posted by ADD_Coach_Lynne on Apr 02, 2014 at 7:08pm

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