How to Design a Healthy Home for Kids with ADHD

Having a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) means how you design your home is extremely important to achieve a calm and tranquil environment. In order to minimize distractions, it really does matter how (and where) things in the home are placed to inspire positive organization. Children are not purposefully defiant by not tidying up after themselves but rather they can become too focused on what they’re doing and may not even realize they are making a mess. As a parent, it’s often challenging to keep up with conflicting emotions and broken boundaries through energetic outbursts but by boosting child safety through different methods, you can also encourage their creativity and self-expression.

House Rules

According to experts, children can thrive more productively in environments which provide structures and routines so it is essential to be consistent at setting out clear rules for daily timetables, such as homework, mealtimes and bedtimes. Design posters with visible lists and reward or sticker charts around the house so your child understands about schedules and over time, learn how to use these tools on their own. Spend time explaining these rules so your child is involved in the process and feels like they have a sense of purpose.

Declutter your home 

The most obvious place to start is in your child’s bedroom which should be free of too many distractions. Keep toys, books and other items to a minimum and organize them on shelving and labeled bins or baskets so they learn to find things in one place. Organize each room in your home so it has little clutter and breakable items, and introduce other positive ways you can create a calm environment for your child whereby they can achieve a sense of harmony within the home.

Provide security

Giving your child a secure home environment can mean putting practical safety measures in place, such as sturdy home furnishings, and the removal of any hazards which are vital for eliminating dangers that could prove to be a threat to any child's well being. It can also mean encouraging them to feel secure within themselves by discussing changes or routines with them so that they gain a sense of independent responsibility.

The small differences you make around your household will have a positive influence on your child's behavior and help to produce soothing atmosphere which, in turn, will have a healthlier impact for your family and the enivronment they're growing up in.