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Parenting for Success in ADHD Children

  As we discussed in my previous article; Parenting Style Can Cause ADHD Behavior in Children; the manner in which a parent applies parenting skills, whether good or bad, can cause behavior problems that mimic ADHD in their children, thus leading to the misdiagnosis of ADHD. In this article we’ll discuss some of those parenting mistakes previously mentioned and in more detail discover ways to help your children, whether ADHD or not, grow emotionally, academically and socially-all without you having a nervous breakdown. Some of the most common parenting style mistakes we see in our medical practice include: •  Parents expecting their child to be perfect or almost perfect-in school, in social settings, in getting along with friends and siblings, even when doing so creates undue stress and anxiety for the child and sometimes for everyone else involved. Several years ago I interviewed a ten-year old child with ADHD whose mom had him on “restriction” as a disciplinary measure for a total of 3 out of 5 months of the school year for failing to do a book report and thus getting his first “f” in English. Unfortunately, she used “restriction” to mean he was not supposed to… Read the rest
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