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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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When… then…

It’s easy to get into power struggles with children who have ADHD. They are easily frustrated if they don’t get their own way. This is a strategy for power-struggle management.

Use the ‘when/then’ rule for kids with ADHD instead of nagging them when their impulsivity and poor concentration cause them to forget things.

Don’t get into battles with your child with ADHD, but use the when/then rule. This rule helps you encourage your child to do something that he or she does not want to do, or forgets to do. For instance, say she finds it hard to finish her homework. There’s always a bit left undone, or a vital book left at school or instructions misplaced so she doesn’t know what her homework is. This leads to arguments at home, detentions ...

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