If the weather is not great, try searching for child-friendly workouts on YouTube. Joe Wicks became a household name during the 2020 lockdown. His New Kids Workouts are 5-10 minute videos designed to get children moving (they’re also much easier than his 2020 workouts!) Cosmic Kids Yoga produces a new Yoga Club video every week; each one combines a theme with yoga and mindfulness practice.
It can be harder to motivate older children, especially teenagers to participate in anything active. As much as you can, encourage them to meet up with friends outside.
Every child has a different set of needs and managing siblings can be tough. You may have more than one child with ADHD or other additional needs to contend with. Siblings falling out with each other can be extremely challenging for the whole family. If you can, try to give siblings a break from each other and let them take it in turns to choose activities. Time alone with one parent is often highly valued by children who usually have to share their parents. Of course, it’s not always possible for everyone but it’s worth trying if you can.
Many of these tips are applicable if you go away on holiday too. A key takeaway is not to compare your family to other people’s. Ignore what other people post on social media highlighting their idyllic family time. It can be difficult to fill unstructured time for kids with ADHD. Remember you can only do your best and no parent gets it right all the time.