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Parenting Children With ADHD

Parenting a child, any child, is a difficult task to begin with. When you have a child with ADHD, you are parenting a child who has greater demands, needs more involvement and requires greater patience and understanding. Read tips for parenting children with ADHD.

How Do I Deal With My Child's Behavior and Button Pushing?
Learn tips for dealing with provoking child behavior.

Family Meetings
Family meetings provide parents with a positive opportunity to teach their children problem solving, negotiation, and communication skills. This is particularly important for families with children who have ADHD.

Punishment and Oppositional Behavior
Most parents will automatically respond to oppositional behaviors by using punishment to stop it, but this isn’t always the most effective approach. One problem is that punishment alone never teaches new behavior. It teaches what not to do, but it doesn’t teach a child what to do.

THE 4 WHATS
The 4 Whats parenting technique helps teach children to monitor and to describe their own behavior, to observe themselves, and to observe the effect their actions have on the world around them. All good skills for kids with ADHD to learn.

Dealing With Oppositional Defiant Behaviors in Your Child
Family life can feel discouraging and exhausting when you have a child who often displays challenging oppositional defiant behaviors. Learn steps you can take to help reduce your child's oppositional behaviors and improve your parent child relationship.

MARBLES IN A JAR
If you are looking for a simple, but effective parenting strategy you can use to help train and reward appropriate behavior, try the Marbles in a Jar technique.

ADHD and Manners - Teaching Children Manners
Social graces and manners don’t come naturally to most children, and can be especially difficult for kids with ADHD. Parents can help children learn good manners by teaching, practicing, prompting, and rewarding these skills. Parents share their own experiences in helping children develop good manners.

Phone Etiquette and Manners
Social graces and manners don’t come naturally to most children and can be especially difficult for kids with ADHD. One parent writes in to ask for help with teaching phone etiquette. Learn tips for teaching your child how to be polite over the phone.

Diet and ADHD
Good nutrition can play a complementary role in a child’s treatment. When a child’s diet is balanced and healthy, his (or her) ADHD symptoms may be a little better controlled. Parents share their own tips and strategies for improving their child's nutrition.

Positive Parenting - Positive Parenting Tips
Learning to pay positive attention to your child is very powerful, particularly for a child with ADHD who often experiences negative feedback. Parents share their tips for positive parenting.

Connecting Behavior and Consequences for Kids With ADHD
Learn more about connecting behavior and consequences for children with ADHD.

Improving Your Child’s Behavior With Positive Attention
Positive attention – we hear these words together a lot, but what does positive attention really mean and why is it so important for children with ADHD? Read on to learn more.

Am I the Worst Parent Ever?
Parenting a child with ADHD can be challenging, exhausting and draining at times. One parent shares her experience. Learn parenting tips that can help.

Can Modifying My Child’s Diet Help Reduce His ADHD Symptoms?
Can a child’s diet affect his or her ADHD symptoms? Read more.

Our Teen Is Resisting ADHD Medication. Any Advice?
Learn more about teens and ADHD treatment.

Can Hormones Affect ADHD Symptoms?
Learn more about how hormones and hormonal changes may affect ADHD symptoms in pre-teens and teenage girls.

Raising a Child With ADHD as a Single Parent
If you are a single parents raising a child with ADHD, these tips are for you.

Single Parents and ADHD - Tips for Single Parents Raising a C…
Tips and advice for single parents raising a child with ADHD.

ADHD Friendly Ways to Organize Home
Make your home more ADHD friendly. Tips for parents.

Improve Behavior in Preschoolers With ADHD
Tips for improving behavior in preschoolers with ADHD.

ADHD and Family Dynamics
ADHD affects the entire family. Tips for improving family dynamics.

Does Poor Parenting Cause ADHD?
ADHD is a neurobiological condition. ADHD is not caused by poor parenting.

Parenting a Child With ADHD - Tips for Parenting a Child With ADHD
Advice for parents of children with ADHD from adults with ADHD.

Helping Siblings of Children With ADHD
Tips for helping the siblings of children with ADHD.

Improving Child Behavior Away From Home
Tips for managing and improving your child's behavior when you are away from home. Reducing tantrums on outings away from home.

Tips for Families
Parenting a child with ADHD can create a mixture of feelings. Educating yourself and gaining a better understanding about ADHD, finding support, taking care of yourself and the relationships within the family -– all go a long way to making life a little easier.

Parenting Your ADHD Child
Learn tips for parenting your ADHD child.

Parenting Your ADHD Teen
Learn tips for parenting your ADHD teenager - including issues around homework, driving, drugs, and alcohol.

Siblings and ADHD
Tips for helping siblings of ADHD children.

Parenting and Self-Care
Taking care of yourself is the first step in helping your own children thrive. Read more about parenting and self-care when you have a child with ADHD.

Tips for Managing Your Child's Anger
It is not uncommon for children with ADHD to react in anger. It can be very difficult for these kids to manage and regulate their emotions. Learn tips for helping with feelings of anger.

For Parents Who Have ADHD
Learn simple strategies parents with ADD/ADHD can implement at home to make life more organized and enjoyable.

ADHD and Marital Stress
Raising a child with ADHD can bring a special set of circumstances that can test even the strongest of marriage bonds.

Helping A Child With ADHD to Follow Directions
Helping children with ADHD follow directions.

Maintain a Scream-Free Home
It's sometimes hard to get children to listen and follow directions, especially if they have ADHD. This leads to stressful feelings on the part of the parent. Learn ways to keep your cool when frustrations rise.

Avoid the Morning Rush
Avoid the morning rush with planning and preparation. When morning time is unhurried and organized, everyone is more relaxed and the day begins much brighter.

Build Self Esteem in Your Child
Days are often so busy. Our to-do list can sometimes be pages long. It may seem difficult to fit one more thing in, but regular one-on-one time with your child is very important.

The Importance of Sleep
Sleep serves a major restorative purpose both physically and mentally.

ADHD and Diet
Good nutrition can play a complementary role in a child’s treatment. When a child’s diet is balanced and healthy, his (or her) ADHD symptoms may be a little better controlled.

Make Clean Up Time Easier for Your Child
Getting our children to clean up after themselves and keep track of their things -- these are two tedious tasks of parenthood. For a parent with an ADHD child, this job becomes even more important and certainly more difficult.

Raising a Child With ADHD - Worries About Raising a Child With ADHD
Sometimes it helps to have a place to share worries and concerns about raising a child with ADHD. It is so easy to become isolated and keep these worries buried deep inside. The problem is when we hold in our worries and stressors, it only feels worse and burdens us further. Sometimes a “Worry Dump” can help.

Help! My Son Takes Everything Apart!
A parent of a child with ADHD asks what to do when her son won't stop taking things apart.

How Do I Get My Son To Stop Talking Too Much and Saying Inappropriate Things?
A parent asks for advice on what to do when her child with ADHD won't stop talking and saying inappropriate things.

ADHD, Social Skills, and Friendships
Learn how to help your child with ADHD improve their social skills.

Puberty and ADHD - Puberty and ADHD Symptoms
Parents of children with ADHD share about the increased challenges puberty can bring about?

Does Puberty Affect ADHD in Girls?
Learn about the ways puberty can affect ADHD symptoms in girls.

Why Is Structure Important for Kids With ADHD?
Learn why structure and a structured environment is so important for kids with ADHD

Parenting Children With ADHD Through Divorce
Parents of children with ADHD share advice and experiences parenting through a divorce.

National Survey Examines Attitudes and Opinions of Parents of Children With ADHD
Survey outlines some of the challenges and worries parents experience raising a children with ADHD.

Parenting a Child With ADHD - Is Spanking Helpful?
Parenting a Child With ADHD - Is Spanking Helpful?

Helping Your Child With ADHD Through the Holidays
Helping Your Child With ADHD Through the Holidays. Reduce Holiday Stress.

How to Improve Social Skills in Children with ADHD
Learn How to Improve Social Skills in Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD

5 Things Your Teen Needs to Know About ADHD
Here Are 5 Things Your Teen Needs to Know About ADHD

3 Things You Need to Know to Improve Your Child's Behavior
3 Things You Need to Know to Improve Your Child's Behavior

Tips for Managing Your Child's Anger
It is not uncommon for children with ADHD to react in anger. It can be very difficult for these kids to manage and regulate their emotions. Learn tips for helping with feelings of anger.

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