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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Be Brief, Don't Chatter

DO: Keep words to a minimum.

Some of the best ADHD parenting advice that can be given is summed up in the following statement: The fewer words you use to discipline your child, the more effective (and heard) they will be. Tell your child once, very clearly, what you expect of him. Then stop talking.

DON’T: Be a chatterbox.

Words are like tires: Each time they rotate against the pavement, they lose tread, and become less efficient at starting, stopping, and steering. Eventually, they will have no “traction” at all — as tires will eventually become bald.

Tip #3: Talk Calmly, Don't Shout

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