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Helpful Hints

Plan Ahead
Certain forms of misbehavior occur in specific places or on specific occasions. If you are aware of this, you may help reduce or avoid these behavioral problems.

The following are the steps you can use to do so:

Anticipate the problem:
Try to be aware if certain places evoke bad behavior in your child.

Review the rule:
Let your child know the type of behavior you expect before you enter that situation.

Review the incentives for good behavior:
Offer your child a small reward for behaving properly in the situation.

Review the consequences of bad behavior:
Let your child know that you expect him to behave and that if he fails to do so he will have a specific punishment.
 
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  Added April 22, 2004

Adult ADHD:


Coping Strategies after Diagnosis

1- Learn about ADD—what it is and what it isn't. Read books and articles from reliable sources. Understand that what you are reading may not be accurate. We still don’t know what causes ADHD. Anyone who claims he does is stretching the truth.

2- Try to get your significant other involved in learning with you about ADD.

3- Remember that getting a diagnosis of ADHD changes nothing. You only have a name for what was previously unnamed.

4- You will probably be relieved and sad after receiving your diagnosis. You may be relieved to know that something is the matter and that it is not your fault. You may be sad to know that something is the matter and no one ever realized it.

5- Recognize that getting the diagnosis is the first step to a better life. You have to know a problem before you can begin to address it and work with it.

6- Reexamine your past and realize that much of what happened was not your fault.

7- Begin to focus on what you can do to make your future better.

8- Remember that improvements will come slowly. Accept this and don’t be too hard on yourself.

9- Visit ADHD chat rooms. Many people are experiencing what you are experiencing now. They can be a resource of help and support.

10- Consider joining an ADHD support group.

11- Make one or two friends with ADD that you can talk with about your experiences.

12- Don’t be embarrassed that you have ADHD.

13- Think about and analyze ways that ADHD negatively and positively impacts your life.

14- Learn to laugh at your ADHD moments. Remember that the worst is over.

15- Don’t be afraid to seek help from an ADHD therapist or coach.



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