8 Steps to Better Behavior for Attention Deficit Children

Easy ways for parents to inspire great behavior from ADHD children who sometimes need discipline.

PREV Slide 4 of 4

Impulse_TimeOutLamb

Use Consequences

Explain consequences for misbehavior ahead of time. Having a clear plan of action before an incident occurs will help guide you when bad behavior happens and won’t surprise your child. These consequences should involve taking away privileges. Really bad behavior like hitting should result in an extended time-out (30 minutes for children over 8, an hour for adolescents).

Stick to the consequences, no matter what. First, discuss the behavior and make sure your child understands why it was wrong.

"A parent has to be 100 percent consistent in addressing bad behavior. Otherwise, the behavior may persist or even get worse," says psychiatrist Larry Silver, M.D.


More ADHD Behavior Help

ADHD Behavior Secrets: Better Discipline for Children

ADHD and ODD: Parenting Your Defiant Child

ADHD Behavior Therapy: Promoting Discipline & Focus in Kids

More ADHD Behavior & Discipline Tips

PREV Slide 4 of 4

slide   1   2   3   4

TAGS: Behavior in ADHD Kids, Behavior Therapy for ADHD

No judging! No doubting! Just understanding!
Join ADDConnect's support groups for parents to discuss discipline challenges, school solutions, treatment options and much more.

 
Copyright © 1998 - 2015 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018