The Secret to Better Behavior? No Punishment at All
You’re not alone if you’re exhausted and running out of ideas to correct your child’s problematic behaviours. As I’ve learned, disciplining children with ADHD often means trying a few critical strategies with one significant twist – there’s no punishment!
As a paediatrician specialising in ADHD and related conditions, I work with parents who feel frazzled and confused about how to best help their neurodivergent children with behavioural challenges. It is a thing I see every day in my practice, witnessing frazzled parents with not-quite-neurotypical children.
Over the years, I have understood something that completely changed how I approached parenting: ADHD is not a behaviour disorder! It is a neurological difference. Kids’ challenging behaviours were not happening by choice. This realisation allowed me to find and exhibit genuine compassion for my children — a game-changer.
You’re not alone if you’re exhausted and running out of ideas to correct your child’s challenging behaviours. Improving behaviours in children with ADHD often means trying a few key strategies and one great twist – there’s no punishment!