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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Dad: Give Your Son a Break istockphoto/stphillips

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.

Next: Bond Over Your Shared ADHD Diagnosis

This article appears in the Spring 2010 issue of ADDitude.

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

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