Raising a Child Who Wants to Behave

"I've yelled, lectured, threatened, given time-outs, and even spanked—and nothing works!" So, what next? Try catering to your child's specific needs with these positive parenting strategies for kids with ADHD.

Don't Be Too Quick to Say No

All children need to be told "no" at certain times—to keep them from doing something dangerous. But many parents say "no" reflexively. And a kid who hears "no" a lot is apt to rebel—especially if she's impulsive to begin with.

Smart parents know when to say "no," and when it makes more sense to take a deep breath and answer in the affirmative—and avoid a nasty confrontation.
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