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What to do when a child suffers from Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 12/4/2009 | Parenting

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment is at the centre of discussions at the moment, more and more parents require information on how to cope with their childrens general bad behaviour in school and at home. This disorder in children is usually treated with a combination of medications as well as changes in lifestyle and behaviour.

ADHD treatments can cause aggressive behaviour, and parents are finding it hard to lay out rules in order to correct their childrens conduct, they tend to be either too authoritarian or over-indulgent. It is important to set down reasonable rules for the child to relate to.    

Family rules must be set down clearly and both the mother and the father must apply them coherently, for confusion will lead to misconduct.

Routines and times are also fundamental, a child must learn to discern the times for watching TV, playing video games, for homework and for going to bed, so that when the request comes it is not a surprise. Bedtime is an important time; this is when parents can help the child to quieten down with activities such as storytelling.  

A childs full attention does not last a long time, parents must allow the child to take frequent breaks for recuperation during homework exercises or other tasks, and must not forget to praise the child when he or she deserves it.

Parents who participate to outdoor or sporting activities with their children will find this method very rewarding, it helps disperse extra energy their child may have, and will bind the relationship between parent and child.