One On One Attention Helps Children To Focus, Overcome Adhd

Often times, children with learning disorders, especially those without fathers, need individual, one-on-one attention.Instructional assistants are available in some school systems and it can be of help. Big Brother programs are also an option.  One substitute teacher in a large inner city said that what hevalued most about his work was his ability to be a positive role model and father figure to fatherless boys.

After school tutoring for help with reading or other subjects are also available through schools, as well as through public libraries and some after-school programs.Sometimes regular one-on-one help with reading is available in school or library programs, and this has also helped many. Both the practical attention to reading as well as the stability and safe haven created through the one-on-one attention are of value to children.

School psychologists and social workers can listen to children who might have deep-rooted problems due to abuse or trauma. A good support team does make a difference. Mentors from various programs, both educational, and through community and religious based programs, such as personal, supervised bible study, can be of help for many fatherless boys and girls with emotional problems and with symptoms associated with ADHD.

But especially, parents should take time to give one-on-one attention to their children. Read with your child, take time to talk to him or her, put them to bed and read to them at night, help them with their homework. Don’t delegate parenting to others, but find joy in your active role as a parent, or in some cases, grandparent or guardian.


1. McNuff, J., 2005. Paterson, NJ

2. New Jersey Teaching Notes, 2005- 2009.

3. Reading Recovery.

From the book: Overcoming ADHD Without Medication: A Parent and Educator’s Guidebook. Available on, Alibris and other locations.

Source by AYCNP

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