teenager with adhd & odd


Tammie - posted on 07/23/2012




The most effective things we've tried are simplest:

Don't engage when she wants to argue, let no be no. I'm quite comfortable setting down and waiting.

We agreed to a list of 7 family rules, everyone was involved. When my son (adhd, odd) starts to break a rule I just flash fingers of the number of the rule. I.e. 3 is don't argue, when he starts, I flash 3 fingers about three time. It takes him a moment to realize what he is seeing, but by then his brain has shifted.

Last, but by no means last, every day is new. By bedtime, his cell phone is left in the living room. When he gets home from school or up on Saturday he can't have the phone until his chores are done.

Good luck!

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Pamela - posted on 07/25/2012




Teaching a teen how to meditate may well help to shift these problems. There is a meditation challenge going on right now at http://www.chopracenter.com. Each meditation is guided and lasts only 15 mins. Hopefully your child can handle 15 mins of concentration and stillness!

Learning to focus the breath and release the thoughts can help increase clarity and awareness for EVERYONE, not just those plagued with these newly labeled attention problems!

Michelle - posted on 07/22/2012




Are they on meds, my son is on meds and I don't have to control him as he is in control of himself.

Mandee - posted on 07/22/2012




are they in counseling?

family therapy?

Sometimes a family behavior therapist in the home can be a HUGE help.

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