Help with ADHD Behavior

by Marilyn Justice
(Bellevue, WA)

My child has some ADHD behavior that his meds don't seem to fix completely: things like impulsivity and being quick to anger. I have the sense that teaching him some coping methods would help. Am I right about this? If so, is there any particular tool you recommend?

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Nov 03, 2008
Behavioral Tool for ADHD Behaviors
by: Laura Ramirez

Your instincts are correct. Although drugs can be effective at suppressing symptoms, it is also helpful to teach your child coping mechanisms, so he can progressively learn how to control his impulses and make good choices.

I just finished reviewing an excellent behavioral program that you can use at home and which was developed by a therapist who has worked with ADHD kids for over twenty years.

The program has a series of CDs that teach you how to teach your child coping methods which he will use throughout his life.

In my opinion, this is a very helpful program for anyone in learning how to make better choices, but is particularly helpful for kids with ADHD.

Also, keep in mind that there are natural remedies that reduce ADHD symptoms just as effectively as drugs without the side effects. In addition, since they supply the brain with the nutrients it needs, they actually work to heal it with continued use over time.

For ADHD behaviors, I am a firm believer in a two-pronged approach: behavioral techniques plus natural supplements. Together, they are amazingly effective and you don't have to worry about drugging your child into a stupor.

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