Behavior and Discipline Tips for Parents of ADHD Toddlers and Preschoolers

Four ways to help young children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) see patterns, make connections, solve problems, and improve behavior.

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Use questions to help your child understand their behavior

The more questions you ask, the more mental connections your child will make.

Questions like “Why do I ask you to wash your hands before dinner?” “What would happen if I let you stay up as long as you wanted at night?” and “How do you think you could remember to give your teacher the permission slip?” help your child understand consequences of behavior.

Next: Explain how their behavior is inappropriate and why you are disciplining them

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