Flip the Switch on the Power Struggle
Argumentative kids aren't looking to take away a parent's or teacher's power. They just want some of their own. How to best manage an oppositional child with ADHD.
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3 Comments: Flip the Switch on the Power Struggle
I have power struggles with my 12 year old daughter with ADHD. She will try to get me mad by telling things like I don’t like my teacher she looks at me with a smirk on her face and then she calls me to do my book report. I tell her she does this because she cares about you and wants to help you. And my daughter would continue to say I don’t care, I still don’t like her. It drives me nuts because I want her to understand how much she can actually learn from this instead of just criticizing her teacher for doing what a good teacher would do.
This is such good advice!! We are raising an 11 year old grandsons– great kid but oh so difficult sometimes over the silliest things. Everything is a power struggle- it wears you out!! In addition to being overly impulsive he is also super bright. You have to be on your toes all the time with him
I am so hearing you on this one. My 13-year-old can argue the ears of a row of corn. With him I have discovered that if I ask him nicely to do something for me, he generally will. Where as if I phrase things with any words that sound even the least bit like a demand he will stub up. That is when things usually go down hill.