One of the biggest challenges with the school holidays is the change or lack of routine. However, just because there is no school doesn’t mean there has to be no routine. There are things that can remain the same such as morning routines, time for homework, time for activities, bedtime routines and meal times. Make sure to share this routine with your children, so they know the expectations and also so they have the reassurance that not everything is changing. You could also display the routine for the children to refer to easily, for example, in the kitchen or bedroom. This will particularly help children with ADHD to learn about organisation and planning, as well as helping them to take on a sense of responsibility for their timetable.
Be kind to yourself
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself for things to always go perfectly, because inevitably they won’t, but this is absolutely fine. Make time for you, to have that cup of coffee, to call that friend and know that you are doing the best you can.
Planning is important, especially when you have ADHD within your family, however, you can’t plan everything, so do be kind to yourself.