Parent-to-Parent: How Do You Prevent ADHD Impulsiveness in Your Child?
Parents of children with ADHD offer these suggestions for helping your child control impulsive speech and outbursts.
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Trying this for sure!
We have a ‘glitter jar.’ It’s a 1 quart jar (glass spaghetti sauce jar would work just fine, as long as you wash it out really well) that’s filled with water, glitter, and purple glitter glue (glitter glue makes it a little thicker so that it takes longer for the glitter to settle to the bottom). If you make this, you might want put some glue on the screw-on threading of the top when you screw it on to prevent ‘accidental’ spills. Our son used to choose to go up to his room when he became really mad about something, shake it up, and watch the glitter until it all settled to the bottom. My wife found this idea on facebook or pinterest or something and people swore by it. I thought it was silly but worth trying. It’s actually creepily effective…hypnotizing, even for me. And if I were 7 years old with AD(H)D and didn’t really care what I had to do for the rest of the day, I’d probably sit there at watch it all day. Our son likes it because it’s something HE can do to take control of how he feels. It’s easy for us to remain calm when we tell him to go watch his glitter jar because we know we’re telling him to do something that works and it’s something that he won’t argue with. And if WE address the situation more calmly, it helps to precipitate a calmer reaction from him.