“Many oppositional teens have a loud internal voice that tells them they’re a failure; they can’t do things right; no one likes them; they’re stupid.
You name it,” says author and ADHD expert Sharon Saline, Psy.D. “As a parent, you’ve likely witnessed pushback resulting from this internal narrative.
Your child’s defiance is an unskilled and ineffective attempt to manage some of these feelings. They’re trying to manage their external surroundings when things feel out of control on the inside.”This creates a sensitive and precarious parent-child dynamic that is almost always improved by greater empathy, understanding, and hope.In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD — and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together.Read more on additudemag.com