Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to concentrate and focus. In addition, patients also have difficulty to remain silent, always uneasy, and continue to talk.
Although ADHD in children is hard to handle, some strategy will help manage the symptoms while teaching the child good habits. After a child is diagnosed, begin to set routines and consistent structure to provide a solid foundation for handling ADHD children.
How To Discipline A Child With Adhd And Odd
Be consistent with discipline
All children should be disciplined and learn that bad behavior will earn consequences. To be able to change the behavior, discipline should be consistent. Lack of consistency can make the child confusion and be stubborn.
Enforce the discipline immediately
Consequences for problem behavior should be directly given. Do not delay any longer. Patients with ADHD often difficult to understand the concept of time, thus delaying the consequences will not make them understand the meaning of the sentence. The delay will also trigger an explosion of anger if the child does not forget that the consequences of that given for the previous violation, which can only he assume has already happened a year ago.
Make sure the consequences firmly
If the consequences for breaking the traffic lights on the highway just fine light, then there will be many people who violate traffic lights. The consequence of such is not firmly enough to be able to change the behavior.
Take control of Your own emotions
This is indeed easier said than done, but You should not be responding to the bad behavior of the child emotionally. Anger or sound that is rising will only trigger anxiety or even show to the child that he can control You by making You angry.
Remain calm and full of affection it will make the message You want to convey is well received by children. Before you act, check yourself to make sure that You respond to how You want to do at the moment cool-headed.
Be firm and hold steadfast rules that You have created
The child can only ask for leniency up to ten times and You’ve said “No” nine times. But if in the end, You give up, the message given and captured by the son is: “he must continue to fuss until You get bored and give up, and he will win.”
If the child behaves badly, do not give him excessive attention.
Some children want to once considered to deliberately show bad behavior to get it. Instead, give the gift of good behavior with the overflow of attention, and give consequences on bad behavior in a focused way, so that the attitude of concern is not defined as a gift.
Don’t argue or facilitate the wishes of the child
After You give specific orders, then such orders must be followed without exception, because You are—adults—who are responsible for it. If You let the kid debate, he will see it as a loophole for the win. Many children accidentally arguing until the opponent get tired and give up. Don’t give the child the opportunity, and set a rule that You can make as a precedent objective.
If You’ve been threatened with the consequences of that weight and he still behaves bad, give the child with the punishment that had been promised. If You do not give him punishment, the child will not be according to if the other times You told him to behave better, or if other times You forbid it to behave badly. This occurs because, in the eyes of the child, You already have a track record of certain.
Talk only when the child is paying attention to You
Make sure the child make eye contact with You. If You sent something, make sure his orders brief and ask him to repeat the command in Your presence. Wait until the job’s done before You tell him to do something else.
Remember, Your child is unique
Though she has a brother, don’t compare it with other children, especially with his brother. The base of the brain of children with ADHD have differences and often need special treatment. In general, You should more often remind the ADHD child, make the task shorter, provide a standard of completion, etc.
Children with ADHD show certain signs and they live in a very different way with other people. Your child is different and will act differently.