Experts believe that when it comes to parenting and ADHD, there are several strategies that a parent can follow in order to avoid certain behaviors and to better be able to control their child’s behavior.
Here are some of the parenting behaviors you may want to avoid:
- All talking, no actions: Parents tend to yell at their children or argue with them. According to experts, it’s better to speak with your child in a calm manner.
- Adopting a careless attitude: Parents can often adopt a “whatever” attitude, since they might get tired of repeating the same things. However, having a careless attitude towards your child and their mistakes can have very bad results.
- Letting them set the tones: Teens with strong personalities tend to act up, complain or scream at their parents, which is wrong. Remind your child the difference between the role of the parent and the role of a child and do not allow them to surpass the limits.
- Inconsistent discipline: Try using a consistent system of discipline. Set rules and let your child know what the consequences of breaking those rules are.
Here are some effective strategies:
- Avoid talking too much: Before starting a conversation with your child, be sure to let your emotions calm down. Make sure to give them time to talk and listen to what they have to say.
- Plan ahead: Planning ahead involves taking time to think about your expectations, and what matters to you the most. You may also choose to take some time to think about your arguments and ideas before discussing with your child.
- Talk with your partner: Experts suggest that both parents are involved in conversations about discipline and other matters that concern their child. Both you and your partner should be on the same discipline page. If this does not work, then the child might get confused.
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