Parents with ADD/ADHD often have stormy relationships with their _self, ADD/ADHD children)]. Some feel guilty about passing the condition on to their children; others find it painful to watch them struggle with the same problems they had growing up. Here are some strategies to resolve conflicts with your ADD/ADHD children, and be their behavior role model.
Learn to Control Your Emotions
Accept the fact that you are angry, frustrated, and fearful. So is your child -- although his bravado may hide it. You can’t help your child through tough times if you can’t control your emotions. If you can’t, seek the help of a doctor or therapist.
This article appears in the Spring 2010 issue of ADDitude.
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