When "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" Doesn't Work: Fixes for Hitting
Hitting can be a problem for any child — whether he has ADHD or not. Learn how keeping calm, sharing empathy, and rewarding good behavior can help your child control his emotions, and stop hitting.
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Very good points. But the one thing that was not mentioned or perhaps stressed is that technique of PRACTICE. You can’t just talk about situations. You must come up with ways to deal with the situation and then practice them. A child can relearn something if it is repeated enough times.
Of course, the age of the child is important. What works for a 5 year old is different then what works for a 12 year old. And by teen time…oooh, that gets tough. There are some books out there that can help with the practice. For the younger age group, “Hands are not for hitting” can be really helpful…..https://www.amazon.com/Hands-Hitting-Ages-Best-Behavior/dp/1575420775
For the older child (up to 11 or so) “Don’t be a menace on sundays” is also very good ….. https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Menace-Sundays-Childrens-Anti-Violence/dp/0933849796/ref=pd_sim_14_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0933849796&pd_rd_r=9W3XGX5NN2GE5RW67HDY&pd_rd_w=YnjJZ&pd_rd_wg=5xIrJ&psc=1&refRID=9W3XGX5NN2GE5RW67HDY
And, of course, kids with adhd can have very little impulse control, so many times medication along with practice is needed.
Hope this helps.