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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user Dr. Eric in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Yes.

For myself, as well as the research and children that I work with… we know we are different, having a name, explanation, and – most importantly – a game plan and examples of success are extremely important…

Listening to the Driven to Distraction audio book was extremely formative and gave me hope as a college student.

I would need more info on the discipline stuff. I don’t understand what you mean by the usual discipline rules. Positive reinforcement works.