It is important to know how to help and understand a child suffering with ADHD. Many parents aren’t sure how to remedy their child’s problems and challenges and it can also be difficult understanding what your role as a parent is, especially in terms of education and certain social situations.

At School of Transformation we offer a guideline to parents in the form of an ADHD bill of rights for children suffering with the disorder, as presented by Reyhana Ravat. The list of rights helps parents to understand the needs, rights and expectations of their ADHD child.

  1. Help me focus.
  2. I need to know what comes next.
  3. Please give me a structured environment and dependable routine.
  4. Give me advance warning if there is going to be a change.
  5. Wait for me, I'm still thinking.
  6. Please allow me to go at my own pace.  If I rush, I get confused and upset.
  7. Please offer me options for problem solving.  I need to know what detours there are when the road is blocked.
  8. Is it right?  I need to know.  Please give me immediate feedback on how I am doing.
  9. I didn't forget.  I didn't hear it in the first place.
  10. Please give me directions one step at a time and ask me to repeat what I think you said.
  11. I didn't know I wasn't in my seat.  Please remind me to stop, think and act.
  12. Am I almost done now?  Please give me short work periods with short work goals.
  13. Please don't say, "I already told you that."  Tell me again in different words.  Give me a signal, draw me a symbol.
  14. I know it is all wrong, isn't it?  Please give me praise for partial success, reward me for self-improvement, not just for perfection.
  15. Why do I always get yelled at?  Please catch me doing things right and praise me for my specific positive behaviour.
  16. Remind me (and yourself), of my good points when I'm having a bad day.

If you would like more information and advice on ADHD or if you would like to find out how enrolling your child at School of Transformation can help with their educational and social development, contact us today!