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How can I gain more control in raising a child with ADHD?

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You'll feel more in control if you take an active part in your child's treatment

  • Learn as much as you can about ADHD and impulsive behaviors.
  • Keep in close contact with your child's doctor, teachers, and therapists.
  • Join a support group to learn from other parents who have been through the same problems.
  • Don't give up. You'll find solutions to your child's impulse problems if you stay consistent and involve a team of teachers, therapists, and other experts.

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?"

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children."

Verret, C. , September 2010. Journal of Attention Disorders

HEARD Alliance: "Inattention and Impulsivity."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Your Adolescent -- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Verma, R. , January-June 2011. Journal of Pediatric Neuroscience

Child Mind Institute: “Behavioral Treatments for Kids with ADHD.”

Help Guide.org: “ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 1, 2019

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?"

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children."

Verret, C. , September 2010. Journal of Attention Disorders

HEARD Alliance: "Inattention and Impulsivity."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Your Adolescent -- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Verma, R. , January-June 2011. Journal of Pediatric Neuroscience

Child Mind Institute: “Behavioral Treatments for Kids with ADHD.”

Help Guide.org: “ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 1, 2019

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