Is your ADHD child a hitter? Does he shove people or throw things at them? Does she ignore warnings to “keep your hands to yourself”? Well, take heart. It may take a while, but aggressive, attention deficit kids can learn to control their impulses. Here's how you can help:
Define the problem. Each time your child gets physically aggressive, let him know exactly what he did wrong. Tell him what to do the next time a similar situation arises. “Use your words when angry” works better than “Don’t hit.”
This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.
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