child with ADHD. No matter how many times you try.It’s hard for most adults to understand this because consequences, threats, and punishments do work on us.
We show up to work on time because we don’t want to get fired. We take out the trash because we don’t want overflowing garbage.
We go to bed instead of watching one more “Naked and Afraid” episode because we don’t want to be grumpy-tired the next day. We fill up the gas tank so we don’t wind up stranded on our long journey.Why does this work for us, but not for our kids with ADHD?When an adult considers consequences, they engage a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.Read more on additudemag.com