WoodandHearts understands many of the challenges everyday parents face. We have done plenty of analytical work to explain how our playset can help you in parenting. One of the most concerning statistics we have found is that of the sharp rise in developmental disorders and ADHD in western countries. From 2015 to 2018, 17% of children in the US were diagnosed with various types of developmental disorders.
While there is little agreement among experts on the causes of this trend, the phenomenon itself is undeniable.
The most common disorder found is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Prevalence of ADHD (link of articles are listed below):
- Surveys around the world have shown that the prevalence of ADHD is higher in larger-income countries.
- The prevalence of ADHD among children in the United States is increasing, with recent estimates of 11%. (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017)
- 1 million American children between the ages of 2 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD at least once. (Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2018)
- Boys are two times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD. (Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2018)
- The global prevalence of ADHD in adults is estimated at 2.5%. (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2009)
But is there anything a parent can do to prevent children from getting ADHD, or at least to reduce the negative effects of such a condition?
Yes, WoodandHearts can assist you with that
Many therapists believe that a parent can influence their child’s development through independent behavior management.
There are few important recommendations to follow.
The first step is to establish a positive parent-child relationship. Therapists suggest that this can be done by spending time with your child every day, and to make this daily routine your child’s special time. Products from WoodandHearts will provide a proper and productive way to spend time together.
Simply focus on enjoying the activities and interacting with your child.
The next step in behavior management is to use positive reinforcement. When the children behave well, praise and reward them for it.
Don’t demand anything unreasonable from your child. Set your expectations based on what is age appropriate for your child and focus only on a few tasks at a time. For example, while using a playset from WoodandHearts, you can gradually increase the level of difficulty of and activity to fit the age of the child and to provide a manageable challenge.
It is important to explain as early as possible what type of behavior is going to be rewarded.
Also, you can come up with several reward options for your child. This is sure to make an exercise more interesting to the child and dramatically increase the success rate.By following these simple guidelines, a parent can influence early development in many useful ways, and WoodandHearts is here to assist you