It does get better. 🙂
The first step is to reframe your thinking. Remember, your daughter is 2-3 years behind kids her age developmentally. That means you’re parenting a 3-4 year old in a lot of ways:
Then, you have to set appropriate expectations based on that. Without attainable and appropriate expectations crafted with an eye on where your daughter is right now, what’s true for her, she will continue to frustrate and disappoint you, and her self-esteem will dwindle.
Now that you have the foundation for success, you can effectively address behavior, like lying and taking things without asking (it really isn’t stealing in a 6-year-old that is more like 3-4 developmentally). Lying is very common in kids with ADHD for many reasons. Here’s some explanation, as well as help with turning the behavior around:
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