4 Ways to Stop Nagging and Start Disciplining Your ADHD Child

Tired of nagging and yelling at your ADHD child? Try these better approaches for promoting better behavior.


Filed Under: Behavior in ADHD Kids, ADHD and Discipline, Behavior Therapy for ADHD
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Interrupt, Don't Ignore

DO: Quickly move people or objects to prevent bad behavior.

If your children start quarreling over a toy, you might say, “Alex, sit over there. Maria, stand here. I’ll take this and put it up here.” Similarly, if your ADHD teen comes home for supper with dirty hands, immediately take his plate off the table and silently point to his hands.

DON’T: Ignore your child’s misbehavior.

He may read your silence as “I won’t give you my attention or concern” or even “I reject you.” He might also assume that your silence means you approve of what he is doing.

Tip #2: Be Brief, Don't Spout Off

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