ADHD experts

Your Emotional Responses to ‘Bad’ Behavior are Counterproductive

emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control often present as behavioral in nature — they appear intentional when they are not.“Behaviors” are words or actions used to elicit attention or an emotional reaction in others, typically parents.

Because of the amount of negative attention that most kids with ADHD receive, many learn that exhibiting negative behaviors elicits undivided attention and emotional behavior from their parents.

Kids with ADHD tend to live in intense emotions, so that emotional reactivity is affirming for them.When kids with ADHD do things impulsively without thinking, there is often no reason behind their behaviors.

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