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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Restorative justice: how to punish effectively

When children with ADHD do something wrong, you sometimes need to decrease that behaviour effectively, using appropriate punishment. Here’s how.

When psychologists and psychiatrists talk about punishment, they don’t mean locking children in a dark cellar or grounding them until it’s time to go to university…

Put simply, a punishment is a consequence that leads to a reduction in bad behaviour. It tells your child with ADHD what you do and don’t want them to do. Many behaviours have natural consequences. Natural consequences are things that happen in response to your child’s behaviour without anyone else getting involved. For instance, if a child with ADHD forgets to bring his bike inside, one ...

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