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How should I discipline a child with ADHD?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have discipline problems, and these problems can be frustrating for parents and teachers. Most experts recommend rewarding good behavior. Discipline should include the taking away of rewards or privileges and the use of timeouts. Discipline should be accompanied by a simple, plain explanation of the child's misbehavior.

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