Nagging doesn't work. Neither does yelling or spanking. You know why? Punishments tear down children, whereas positive parenting builds up their self-esteem and behavior.
by Arlene Schusteff, Ned Hallowell, and the ADDitude Editors
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Strong Self-Esteem Is Job #1
If you’re raising a child who has ADHD,
you probably spend a lot of time focusing on his weak points — intentionally or not. There's nothing wrong with trying to correct your
child's impulsivity or lack of focus — in fact, it's important for parents to
do so. But focusing too intently on your child's shortcomings may be doing a
number on hisself-esteem.
How can you keep him believing in
himself while also respecting the rules?