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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Learn How To Communicate With Your ADHD Child

Our brains are wired emotionally. Positive praise is interpreted as an analytical/thinking exercise. Negative criticism including scolding, name calling, physical punishment all go directly to the emotional brain of children with ADHD. This means in order to ensure you get your message across in the most optimal way, you need to learn how to communicate with your ADHD children the way they like to be communicated with.

Every negative comment requires 16 positive comments to neutralize the emotion. Save yourself the frustration and agitation by practicing positive communication.

Symptoms of ADHD

Children with ADHD:

  • Have a tendency to be more active than normal.
  • Tend to act without thinking.
  • Have poor organizational skills.
  • Talk excessively.
  • Have poor self-esteem.
  • Fidget or squirm more often.
  • Have poor coordination.
  • Often misplace items necessary for activities.
  • Have poor sibling/peer relationships.
  • Are easily distracted.
  • Tend to be forgetful.