Solving ADHD with After School Activities

(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is always attached to person’s inability to focus or pay attention. A health condition that is common to kids at school or kids at the toddler age. To help parents solve their kids, let us suggest to you a number of after school activities that can help your kid get over ADHD.

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Individual Sports vs Team Sports

Studies shows team sport activities are a no-no for kids who suffer ADHD. It is not ideal to put a kid under such condition on team events where they will have to learn things and cope up with distractions. Kids under ADHD may also have trouble in following instructions “learning disability”, they are also impulsive, inattentive and has lower tolerance on things which might not be helpful on team sports.

Why Individual Sports Work?

Kids under ADHD can get more help when their coach is focused to them. Experts suggest martial arts, individual swimming, wrestling and tennis.

Let’s take martial arts as an example:

Martial arts teach discipline and concentration for students and individuals who are under the program. A mix of body and mind control is always attached to martial arts. Kids are learning martial arts through their instructors or coaches. They learn things hand-on-hand and learn to focus on mastering every discipline involved. Kids energy is more focused on performing drills than turning it into waste.

Other Sports:

Tennis – Kids learn tennis from personal coaches. A sports program that practice player’s action and reaction when in game. Players need to concentrate on hitting the ball with the racquet, respond from every opponents twist and turn, and master timing. Indeed a busy program for a hyperactive kid.

Swimming – Kids under ADHD can also be helped through swimming. This particular sport demands discipline, it also focus on the body’s coordination and flexibility. Swimming also requires alertness from the swimmer, for a swimmer to stay on track he has to be active mentally and physically. This is where channeling the hyperactivity occurs.

The sport also put the swimmer into tight competition that requires determination and resiliency to succeed. Kids under ADHD learn how to focus their energy in order to succeed.

DID YOU KNOW: Michael Phelps, the world record and Olympian title holder on swimming has also suffered on ADHD when he was a kid?

In Summary

Kids diagnosed with ADHD should get the attention that they need. In a good way, hyperactivity should be channeled on activities where your kids can learn and explore new things. Studies also suggest that parents should be honest on telling the situation to their kids. ADHD is not just a label or name-calling. ADHD is a condition that doctors who are expert on behavioral disorders found on your kid. A condition that parents should not just neglect.

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