10 Keys to Raising a Child with ADHD

10 guiding principles to better parenting.

  1. Give your child more immediate feedback and consequences.

  2. Give your child more frequent feedback.

  3. Use larger and more powerful consequences.

  4. Use incentives before punishment.

  5. Strive for consistency.

  6. Act, don't yak.

  7. Plan ahead for problem situations.

  8. Keep a disability perspective.

  9. Don't personalize your child's problems or disorder.

  10. Practice forgiveness.

From "Taking Charge of ADHD, The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents" by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

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