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What does education for parents of children with ADHD involve?

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Educating parents about the ADHD and its management is an important part of your child's treatment plan. For parents, this may include learning parenting skills to help the child manage his or her behavior. That would involve skills such as giving positive feedback for desirable behaviors, ignoring undesirable behaviors, and giving time-outs when the child's behavior is out of control. In some cases, the child's entire family may be involved in this part of the treatment.

From: ADHD Multimodal Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Neuroscience for Kids: "ADHD Gets Some Attention."

U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home."

The National Resource Center on ADHD: "Treatment Overview."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD Follow-Up: Changes in Effectiveness and Growth After the End of Treatment."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

FDA: "Risks for ADHD Drugs Outlined in Patient Guides."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Neuroscience for Kids: "ADHD Gets Some Attention."

U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home."

The National Resource Center on ADHD: "Treatment Overview."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD Follow-Up: Changes in Effectiveness and Growth After the End of Treatment."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

FDA: "Risks for ADHD Drugs Outlined in Patient Guides."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 06, 2018

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