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Impulsivity

Tendency to act on immediate desires or urges without considering the potential consequences or thinking through the action carefully.

Impulsivity and Impulsive Behavior
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Help for Impulsivity

Keep a Daily Journal

Filling Out Form
  • Keep a detail record of behaviors that concern you or that seem atypical.

  • You will be able to present those records with your child's pediatrician, psychologist, or school team for evaluations and services.

Use Visual Supports and "Systems"

Mother and Daughter in Office
  • Visual aids, such as schedules, to-do lists, and timers, can help children with inattentiveness manage their time and tasks more effectively. 

  • Establish systems, like reading the calendar together every morning at 8:00am or always placing the backpack on a specific hook

Teach and Practice Mindfulness

Meditating
  • Mindfulness exercises can help improve attention and self-awareness.

  • Encourage your child to practice mindfulness through techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or simply paying attention to their thoughts and surroundings without judgment.

Copiously Use Positive Reinforcement 

Teacher
  • Use positive reinforcement to acknowledge and reward your child's efforts to stay attentive and complete tasks. Praise their accomplishments and provide verbal encouragement. Positive feedback can boost their self-esteem and motivation.

Create a Structured Environment

Child at Psychologist
  • Establish and maintain a structured routine at home. Consistency can help children understand expectations and reduce impulsive behaviors. Make use of visual schedules, timers, and reminders to reinforce the routine.

Break Tasks into Manageable Tasks

Teacher and Student
  • Teach your child to break tasks or assignments into smaller, more manageable steps.

  • This approach can make tasks less overwhelming and help them stay on track.

  • Offer guidance and encouragement as they complete each step.

Simplify Life and Practice Minimalism

Zen Garden
  • Design a clutter-free, organized home environment with a clear, structured routine. Keep distractions to a minimum by decluttering and designating specific spaces for different activities.

  • A simplified environment can help reduce sensory overload and improve focus.

Seek Professional Help

Child Counseling
  • If inattentiveness  is dangerous or significantly affects your child's daily life and relationships, consult with a mental health professional. They can assess your child and provide strategies and interventions tailored to their specific needs. 

Parent Resources for Impulsivity

Emotional Wellbeing

Promoting Proper Development from Conception Onward

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