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ADHD in Children Health Center

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Tips to Help Your Child With ADHD Behave


If your teen has ADHD:

  • Involve them. As your child matures, let them help set expectations, rewards, and consequences. This empowers them, which may improve their self-esteem and reinforce the idea that they’re in charge of their own behavior. This will also help them become more responsible as they move toward young adulthood.
  • Discipline in private. Teenagers are often sensitive of how they appear to others. So they may overreact or feel ashamed if you discipline them in public. The teen years can be tough for any kid, so be gentle and understanding. Talk with them about any issues they're having.
  • Talk with your teen's teachers when issues in the classroom come up. Talk with your child, too. Make a plan to deal with it, together.
  • Be predictable. Be consistent and fair with how you act. That way, your teen knows what to expect from you.
  • Set a good example. Teens don't always show it, but the adults in their lives are very influential and important to them.

All parents find themselves frustrated at times, and raising a child with ADHD has its own set of challenges. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to someone about it. It's natural to have needs and questions. You might want to consider counseling.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on October 09, 2014
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