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Is it normal for my child to be impulsive due to ADHD?

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If your child has ADHD, it may be hard for him to control his impulses. He may act before he thinks at home and at school.

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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How can I use behavior therapy to help impulsivity in my child with ADHD?

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