If You Shout, You'll Never Be Heard

Your child is melting down in a defiant blaze of anger. Yelling and scolding will only escalate the situation. So try following this no-shout discipline strategy designed specifically for kids with ADHD.

Play First, Punish Later

Lisa Aro, who has six kids with ADHD, has few discipline problems with any of them. She chalks it up to spending lots of positive time with the kids and doing creative projects together—making films and so on. If a child does misbehave, she has him stand with his nose to a blank wall. She stands a foot behind him and keeps him there. The child hates it because it’s so boring. Afterward, she talks with him about how to behave differently next time.
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