What About Morning Chores?!

ID-10096922Many families with ADHD children struggle every morning just to get out of the door. Some kids with ADHD take medication in the morning, and it often takes a while for the medication to be effective. At the same time, parents may expect them to do various morning chores. As a result, children and parents often get into power struggles in the morning and start off the day with anger and resentment.

What to do:

Knowing that mornings are not the ideal time for your child to do chores, consider whether your expectations are reasonable. Perhaps a better solution would be reaching an agreement with your child about when might be a good time to do chores. Perhaps you can agree on a creative alternative. One example would be having your child skip morning chores but do more chores during the weekend. Set up clear consequences in case your child breaks the deal. Then celebrate your child’s reward: no more parental nagging in the mornings!!

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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