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“Emotions are Contagious: How We Conjured a Calm, Collaborative Discipline Ethos”

You can read all about it in this blog.)Finally, we agreed on one thing: It was time to get some proper professional help, and so I reached out to Lara Cannon, a licensed professional counselor and ADHD specialist, with this question: How can families cope with divergent attitudes, especially when it comes to behavior and discipline, about their children with ADHD?Below, I’ve summarized Cannon’s essential strategies to reduce disagreements at home. She didn’t give advice on how to dole out consequences to our child for his peccadillos.

(And she didn’t really bolster my arguments as lead defense attorney.) Instead, to my surprise, she gave us preventative tips — ways to anticipate and reduce parental conflict by activating our child’s desire to want what we want.First and foremost, caregivers must be on the same page about what ADHD means for their child, and what it does not. It’s important to understand how the ADHD brain works, but be careful not to overgeneralize.

Medication helps many; mindfulness and emotional regulation skills also benefit many children and teens with ADHD.[Use This Free Guide To End Confrontations and Defiance]In essence, ADHD is an effort regulation problem, impacting the ability to focus, exert, and sustain effort, or practice self-control. You’re setting up your child to fail if you’re relying on their internal regulation system for these skills.

(Especially in tasks that do not interest your child.)My son, for example, is perfectly capable of attending to things that interest him, almost effortlessly. (Photography and videogames come to mind.) However, he lacks attentional regulation and self-control when it comes to effortful things, like household responsibilities.

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You can read all about it in this blog.)Finally, we agreed on one thing: It was time to get some proper professional help, and so I reached out to Lara Cannon, a licensed professional counselor and ADHD specialist, with this question: How can families cope with divergent attitudes, especially when it comes to behavior and discipline, about their children with ADHD?Below, I’ve summarized Cannon’s essential strategies to reduce disagreements at home. She didn’t give advice on how to dole out consequences to our child for his peccadillos.
your passion(s) to turn darkness into dust. This took time to learn. My father, who struggled with alcoholism, fled and was replaced by a stepfather who destroyed what little joy remained.

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