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Penny Williams

Traditional parenting doesn’t work well for kids with ADHD. Instead, focus on really getting to know strengths and weaknesses, accepting them, and using that information to move forward.

His biology/physiology makes him hyper and erratic. Medication and ADHD treatment can help a great deal. But positive parenting and addressing the reasons behind behavior will be most successful.

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