Reply To: Frustrations

Penny Williams

Kids (and adults) with ADHD are very prone to bigger, stronger emotions. I see anger and frustration in kids often as a result of poor frustration tolerance skills, and poor problem solving skills. Both can be worked on and improved.

This article explains WHY those with ADHD are so much more emotional:

Exaggerated Emotions: How and Why ADHD Triggers Intense Feelings

And here’s what you can do to help your child manage anger:

Anger Is Important — But Only When It’s Managed

We worked with an occupational therapist on self-awareness and emotional regulation. They used the Zones of Regulation program and it was a big help. You can do the Zones of Regulation at home too.

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