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vtafuto
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Hey guys, I’m new to the forum. I’m 25 and was diagnosed in kindergarten. Sorry to hear about the baiting. I used to do the same thing with my mom. This is a symptom deep down of boredom and attention-seeking. Your child isn’t wanting to upset you personally but rather looking to get a reaction. These behaviors deal with the inattentive part of the condition. It’s easy to get bored and start looking for attention in the form of misbehavior by arguing, asking silly questions, playing silly videos or otherwise doing subtle things to get under a parent’s skin. The best formula here is to not acknowledge these behaviors and to change the subject unless you truly feel the child is acting out of genuine concern or curiosity about a particular subject.

Hope this helps. I have some more information with a few of my programs and would love to have the opportunity to help.

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