ADHD and inappropriate behaviors

Nancy - posted on 04/07/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




My little guy is 6 years old and was diagnosed and started on medication for ADHD 1 1/2 years ago. My issue is for the first 5 years, as a single parent, it was VERY difficult dealing with bad behaviors. Over time, he got his way much of the time because he would not give up, but would go on for hours. NOW he's on medication, but the inappropriate behaviors are still there. I realize that I pretty much need to start over, reinforcing the rules that I first tried to instill in him when he was much younger. THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY! There were many things I allowed him to do knowing they were bad decisions on my part. My goal everyday, was just to get through the day! How can I even begin to get the control back from this child?


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/07/2016




You already know what you need to do. CONSISTENCY

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2016




You already know the answer. You were not consistent so he learned to to keep on with negative behavior to get what he wanted. Mediated or not, ADHD or not; any kid would figure this out. You need to be completely consistent, and you are absolutely correct it is going to be very difficult. You have got to be prepared to stick it out; if you go 6,7 12 hours and then give in; what did he just learn?


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