My son is a very intelligent sweet loving child. But he has trouble settling down controlling his impulses and anger and accepting any statement without arguing. He was diagnosed with ADHD last year and unfortunately takes medicine for this. It helps him a bit but I am out of ways to help him with all the issues that are not helped by medication. Any advice on ways to deal with these difficult situations?
no idea. we are actually going thru the same thing with our 10 year old son right now. he hasn't been diagnosed with anything yet but I highly suspect ADHD. we are taking him to the dr next week to find out what we can do.
With my son at least, explaining why we would say no or something usually helped. Explaining authority and why people have authority helped. Another suggestion that aided in his behavior was the ability to give choices rather than just demands. GL
My cousin has a child who is adhd. He was on medication too for a little while. My cousin took him off of the meds and worked with a therapist to get a schedule down for his child. It's a very strict schedule. There are no ways around the schedule. His son is so much better since he was given this schedule and taken off of the meds.
I know that it wouldn't work with every child. It did work with his child.