Whether you're an ADHD adult or the parent of a child with ADHD, preparing for travel can be very stressful. Organizational skills are usually not inherent for someone with ADHD; therefore, planning for a trip can be daunting. Here are some tips that can be used by adults and parents alike:
1. Make a list of items that need to be packed. This can be started weeks in advance so that items can be added as things come to mind.
2. Many people pack more than enough clothes for their trip. Consider scaling back. If you're renting a house for the week, it will likely have laundry facilities. One load of laundry during the week will freshen clothes to be worn again.
3. Bring entertainment for the trip. Boredom during a long car ride can be a nightmare. With onboard DVD players, travel versions of board games, or a favorite hand-held device, there are plenty of options.
4. Be prepared...