Once they have sat calmly for a few minutes, I start over with the direction, “Please put your dishes in the sink.”
Two of mine almost always listen after the time out. I don’t have to use time out very often because this way of delivering directions makes it easier for them to listen.
You don’t not need to use time outs to benefit from the 10 second pause.
Simply giving a simple, clear direction, waiting attentively, and counting to 10 seconds in your mind will increase the chances your child with ADHD will listen the very first time.
Try the 10 Second Pause at home.
Not only do you have a trick to help your children with ADHD listen better to directions, it will help you be a calmer parent who yells less at your kids.