Research shows that one of the best ways to treat a child with attention deficit disorder is to treat the parent.
by ADDitude Editors
Good parenting skills are key to helping children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) succeed in adulthood and is a proven alternative treatment to medication, say a wide range of experts in the field of ADHD. Behavioral therapy has proven so effective that mandated parent training has become the first choice for treatment of ADHD in Great Brittan.
Children with ADHD often struggle with social skills that can be improved with the proper guidance. Studies show the importance of setting clear limits, consistently enforcing those limits, and rewarding positive behavior. Programs developed to teach behavioral therapy employ rigorously tested skills training that yield consistently positive results.
Sometimes it takes a community to raise a child; behavioral therapy has proven most effective when the child’s teacher and the child’s extended family are also on board with the treatment plan.
Read more about the importance of parenting skills in treating children with ADHD.