Helping ADHD Kids Who Hit

9 ways to help children with ADD rein in aggression and keep their hands to themselves.

Provide Guidance and Reassurance


Identify “hot spots.” Does your ADD child pick fights at birthday parties? During playdates? Identify those situations, and consider whether you can modify them (by reducing the number of children at a playdate) or skip them.

Reassure him. If your child is in a blue mood following an aggressive episode, make sure he doesn’t feel too discouraged. Tell him you love him. Remind him of the times he did maintain self-control -- and of what a great child he is.

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7 Quick Fixes for ADHD Meltdowns

5 Secrets of Better Discipline

This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.

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