15 Summer Activities That Build Stronger Self-Esteem, Independence & Academics

As we wrap up distance learning, use these ideas to help your child continue developing skills through the summer.

5/25/2020 5:00:00 AM

As we wrap up distance learning, use these ideas to help your child continue developing skills through the summer.

Summer vacation offers a critical opportunity for whole-child growth \u2014 a time for our kids to improve their skills and self-esteem by pursuing passions, accepting challenges, and building on gains. Follow these strategies, developed by summer program directors who specialize in children with learning challenges and ADHD, to help your child shine.

#4. Nurturing independence can be accomplished through empowerment.“Consider having your child create a schedule for one of the days on the weekend, or plan a family date night. Once you have listed any concerns or additional parameters to include, she can complete the plan for your approval.”

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—Help Your Child with ADHD Practice Social Skills#5. Role-playing is a wonderful way to practicesocial skillsin advance of the real thing.“Set up a scenario that your child may encounter, role-play such an encounter, and discuss. Sometimes I like to switch it up and have the kids play the part of the other person, and let me demonstrate how they might react to a given situation.”

—John Willson#6. Practice giving “put-ups.”“People like getting compliments and friends enjoy being lifted up rather than being torn down. Help your child develop a list of common compliments she can draw from. ‘Wow, that was a great job!’ or ‘You’re really good at that,’ or ‘Thank you for being so nice to me.'”

—John Willson#7. Set reasonable summer social goals that make sense developmentally for your child Read more: ADDitude »

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