Reply To: new member background info

Home Welcome to the ADDitude Forums For Parents new member background info Reply To: new member background info

Penny Williams

I challenge you to change the way you think about her behavior. Ask yourself what her intention is. Most 7-year-olds aren’t intentionally disrespectful. So, what’s the underlying cause of the behavior that looks like disrespect? THAT is what you need to focus on and address. My parenting mantra is “My child isn’t GIVING me a hard time, he’s HAVING a hard time.” That helps me keep the right perspective and keep calm, which helps tremendously.

Don’t Mistake Your Child’s ADHD Symptoms for Bad Behavior

Time for Plan B? 10 Tips for Dealing with the Explosive Child

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism