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“We’re Raising a Cat in a Dog World”

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[Get This Free Download: 13-Step Guide to Raising a Child with ADHD]I’ve used the cat-dog metaphor to describe what it’s like to raise my son, who is gifted with ADHD and autistic PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance).

The latter is a term increasingly used to describe autistic children who exhibit extreme resistance to demands and requests, no matter how big or small, even if the demands are of obvious benefit and interest to them.PDA means that, for my son, compliance is impossible.

Cooperation, however, is very possible, and far more likely when you relinquish the idea of compliance.I have accepted that I will never be able to force my child to do anything.

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