Managing Anger in Children with ADHD
Children with ADHD may struggle with managing their emotions, including anger. As a parent or caregiver, there are several strategies you can use to help your child learn how to manage their anger.
When your child is calm, see if you can identify any anger triggers for your child. Begin by talking about the place, the situation, and the thoughts in your child's mind when the anger episode started.
Teaching your child with ADHD
As a parent of a school-aged child with ADHD, teaching them new responsibilities or tasks can be a challenging and frustrating experience.
If your child gets stuck when learning something, start with what they understand and then see if they can identify the part they are stuck on.
Whenever your child feels insecure or self-critical, talk to your child about their strengths. Remember that with kids, 7 positive thoughts are needed to overcome 1 negative thought.
When your child says "I can't " or "I'm not good at___" adding "yet" to the end of the statement changes the focus from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.