8 Tips for Raising Kids with ADHD

Discipline and Punishment Are Different

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Parenting is difficult at the best of times, but if your child has been diagnoses with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), your task will be even more challenging. The good news is that research into ADHD has uncovered a wide range of effective management techniques, including parenting strategies that can help keep symptoms under control.

Add these to your parenting toolbox and you may well find that things aren’t quite as hard as you first expected.

1. “Discipline” and “Punishment” Are Different

Many parents punish their children when discipline would be a more productive and healthier strategy. Punishment simply penalizes children for poor behavior, whereas discipline is intended to correct their behavior. Instead of just punishing your child, explain why their actions were not acceptable and encourage them to change their behavior. Those are the core principles of effective discipline.

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