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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?

    • #56650
      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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