How to use a fidget toy properly
by, Patience Domowski, LCSW
Fidgets can be really helpful for kids with ADHD, Anxiety, Sensory issues, etc, however they MUST be used properly to help you stay Focused or else they will just distract you further. Here are the Fidget Rules:
1) It should be kept in your lap or inside your desk.
2) You should be looking at the teacher, or focusing on your work on your desk, not looking at the fidget.
If you start to look at the fidget, are thinking about the toy instead of your class, or if the fidget becomes distracting to others around you- it is NOT being used properly and becomes a distracter instead of a helper. If that happens the teacher may take it away for a little while and then give you another chance later.