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How can you parent a child with ADHD effectively?

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Parents often criticize children with ADHD for their behavior -- but it's more helpful to seek out and praise good behavior instead of punishing or taking away things for bad behavior. Ways to do this include:

  • Providing clear, consistent expectations, directions, and limits. Children with ADHD need to know exactly what others expect from them.
  • Setting up an effective discipline system. That means learning discipline methods that reward appropriate behavior and respond to misbehavior with alternatives such as time out or loss of privileges.
  • Creating a behavior modification plan to change the most problematic behaviors. Behavior charts that track your child's chores or responsibilities and that offer potential rewards for positive behaviors can be helpful tools. These charts, as well as other behavior modification techniques, will help parents address problems in systematic, effective ways.

From: Parenting a Child With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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