ADHD Parenting

ADHD Parenting

Parenting can be tough, but it is tougher when parenting a child with an ADHD condition. Your child needs more support and attention, especially during the early developmental stage. It can be very frustrating because it is a very difficult time for both the children and the parents but there are ways how to reduce the stress brought by the situation.

Here are some:

1. Pay attention to their positive behavior
While their behavior can be challenging at times, do not lose sight of their positive behavior. Focus on them and help them to nurture these behaviors.

2. Anticipate potentially explosive situations and avoid them
You know what are the things that may potentially trigger the child’s behavior, so it is best to avoid them.

3. Discipline your child, don’t punish them.
Develop strategies to facilitate discipline in your child’s behavior correcting their behavior along the way. Do not punish them for their behavior because it’s not something that they can easily manage given their disposition. It may just worsen the situation.

4. Don’t label your child
Labeling your child is unhelpful and will also allow your child to develop reasons for their failure to achieve.

5. Enlist your child in problem-solving
This will provide a sense of ownership to a child when they achieve what they set up to do.

6. Ask for help
Lastly, ask for help. There are a lot of professionals out there who can help you. You don’t have to do it all alone.