ADHD Fights: When Parents, Kids Both Have ADHD

Why can't everyone with with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in the family just get along? Six ways for AD/ADHD families to fight less and communicate better!

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Use Humor to Defuse a Fight

Parents who have a sense of humor during tense, stressful situations may make their child feel more accepted, less anxious, and better able to regulate his emotions, say researchers. No kidding. Here is a refresher course for some parents who may have lost their sense of humor:

Son: Dad, about the new car...
Dad: You mean, did I hear the one about the new car?
Son: Yeah, the new car without a right fender and a scratch on the passenger door!
Dad: Ho, ho, ho!
Son: Dude!

More Resources for Parents of ADD/ADHD Teens

ADHD Teen Help: Parenting Young Adults with ADD

Inside the Mind of the Teenage Boy with ADHD

ADDitude's ADHD Dad Blogs About Raising Two ADHD Teens

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TAGS: Teens and Tweens with ADHD, ADHD Parents, ADHD Communication Skills

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