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War & Peace: Discipline Strategies for Teens with ADHD

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Parenting a teenager is hard, but if yours has attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), the challenges are multiplied by the combination of changing hormones and symptoms.In this video, learn how to discipline a teenager with ADHD without starting triggering an emotional explosion.Teens crave autonomy.

This thirst for independence, plus adolescent mood swings, cause tension (and battles) in many ADHD households.Use these 5 rules to encourage cooperation and peace with your teen.1.

Don’t punish symptoms.An emotional teen with ADHD isn’t being “difficult” on purpose. Disorganization or forgetfulness is not a voluntary choice.Teach symptom-control strategies; don’t automatically dole out consequences.2.

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