6. LET YOUR CHILD EXPERIMENT.
All kids like to pretend to be grownups in a safe environment; it’s how they learn to be social. Sometimes, especially with ADHD children, who have trouble remembering or understanding limits, that pretending leads to experiments that are impolite or insulting.
Suppose your ADHD child talks too loudly at the dinner table, or when he is asked to do something, blurts out", "Are you deaf? I said no! You should slap a smile on your face and stay directly engaged with him, so you can get across the appropriate behavior and set limits. If you can show him how to get positive results, he’ll use that knowledge to better manage situations outside of the home.
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