Can't Take Him Anywhere? How to Stop ADHD Tantrums

Does your ADHD child suffer public meltdowns too often? Here are five ways for parents to prevent, react to, and stop ADD-fueled temper tantrums.

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4. Give your child concrete jobs to do.
Don't yell, "Stop it now, Jordan! Cut it out!"

Instead of telling your child to stop, tell him what to do. Giving him a specific job, and an opportunity to be helpful, alleviates his anxiety.

"Jordan, do me a favor and save us a table by a window." "Jordan and Sarah, could you get seven packets of ketchup, eight napkins, and four straws?"

Then give praise for a job well done. ADHD kids like to help. Enlist them.

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