40% of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder, a condition marked by chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and engage in annoying behavior. Begin to understand your defiant child here.
On a typical day, your child receives 20 criticisms or corrections for every one accolade. So your praise and rewards can go a long way toward inspiring good behavior — if paired with fair, consistent consequences. Here's how to strike that balance.
Behavior therapy works for children with ADHD if parents set specific rules for behavior, and enforce them consistently with both positive and negative consequences. Use these seven strategies to get started on the road to stronger self control – today!