50 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com MARCH | APRIL 2019 I ’ve been immersed in the education field throughout my adult life, from teacher to autism clinic behavior therapist to working for a tutoring and enrichment company. That’s why when I was diagnosed with ADHD, I couldn’t help but put myself in the shoes of the children we serve. Here are four key strategies I learned straight from the experts that you can use for your child with hyperactivity or inattention. DON’T SLEEP ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD NIGHT’S REST According to the National Resource Center on ADHD, 25- 50% of parents report that their child with ADHD has either difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and children with ADHD are 2-3 times more likely to have sleep problems than kids without. So what can a parent do to help their child rest easy? In an interview with Explore Learning, Dave Gibson, founder of The Sleep Site and qualified hypnotherapist, talks about how to encourage healthy sleep habits: “The older your child gets, the more difficult boundaries around technology seem to get… The general rule should be that everyone switch off all technology at least an hour before bed, as blue light and mental stimulation will keep your child awake.” Gibson also FOUR CRITICAL STRATEGIES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD By Jeff LeBlanc | Contributor