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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Let your child know you understand how she’s feeling and why

Good examples are “You’re disappointed because you were really counting on playing with Jane, and now it can’t happen today” or “You’re worried that you’re going to make a mistake on your oral report tomorrow and that everyone will laugh at you.”

Adapted with permission from Smart but Scattered (Guilford Press), by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, Ph.D., copyright 2009.

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