refer to babycenter article:
How do you know if your high-energy kid has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Signs and symptoms of ADHD
When and how to get an ADHD evaluation
Conditions often mistaken for ADHD
Best and worst activities for overactive kids
How to help a girl or boy with ADHD
the best part:
1. The more intense the activity, the better your child's chance of sustaining the attention necessary to complete the activity. no long-term waiting
2. Activities that are fast-paced or very stimulating are usually best.
3. These children may feel more driven than other children to obtain recognition, praise, and reward. Activities that provide frequent praise and short-term recognition in the form of awards or healthy treats tend to be the most gratifying for them.
4. Peer modeling Gaining acceptance and a sense of belonging are powerful motivators for children with ADHD. If your child has a history of getting into trouble and has made few friends, he may start to believe that maintaining friendships is impossible. Children learn to get along with their peers by watching each other and seeing how to look, talk, and act. If your child has no peer role models, he may become isolated and withdrawn. Team and group activities can help build your child's self-esteem and social development.
5. have a knowledgeable adult nearby who can offer support and positive encouragement. Choose activities overseen by someone who can praise and support your child, and provide him with the reassurance he needs to face new challenges.
6. TV and vedio game is worst for child with ADHD
7. Chart the day: Try keeping a daily or weekly schedule posted on your child's bedroom wall or stuck on the refrigerator with magnets, with spaces for writing activities. Take some time to sit down with your child to fill out the chart together, and talk about what's planned. Note regular routines, such as lunchtime or gymnastics class, including what your child needs to take with him, as well as special events such as birthday parties. You may want to use a notebook that your child can take to school. Ask your child's teacher if she'd be willing to fill in the log with school activities, including writing down daily homework assignments.
8. Stay positive. it's extremely important to address your child's behavior problems in encouraging terms. Try the 'sandwich approach,' also called the good/bad/good technique. For example, if you need to remind your child to follow directions, start out by offering him some good news: "You have a very special and wonderful way of seeing the world." Then bridge to what your child needs help with: "I noticed that you have trouble following directions and we're going to help you with that." Follow up with another positive: "I remember yesterday that you picked up your toys like I asked you to and I'm very proud of you."
9. Offer lots of praise. Many parents use reward charts where positive behaviors are visually recorded on a regular basis. A simple paper or poster board chart on the wall does the job. Note accomplishments — such as finishing homework or clearing a dirty dish — with a sticker or special mark on the chart. Some families devise reward systems where their child gets a special treat after accomplishing a certain number of small tasks.