How do you help a child with ADHD? In today's episode, we want to clear things up first. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has been overdiagnosed. If your child has a high amount of energy, it doesn't mean that they have ADHD automatically. Let's talk about how to help children with ADHD, but these tips will also work for your children who are very energetic.
00:16 ADHD has been overdiagnosed
02:40 Even if they're not diagnosed, this will work with children who are energetic
03:15 Regulate their own behavior in a better way
04:46 Have a picture list of things they need to do
06:47 Back off
08:10 Let the consequences do the teaching
09:12 Let empathy be your response rather than anger
10:22 A child diagnosed with ADHD may take much more work to teach this skill
10:50 "I trust you to learn from your experience"
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