Frustrations

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  amychersey 1 year, 8 months ago.

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    tarheelbluegirl
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    Why why why do ADHD kids have such strong emotions especially anger and frustration? Why does it take my daughter so long to come off that anger mountain?

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    Penny Williams
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    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.

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

  • #79388

    amychersey
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    nice post thanks for it

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