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Why are children with ADHD disruptive?

Hyperactive behavior may be a way for your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to distract himself from the pain of his predicament, but disruptive behavior is the expression of his anger at the injustice of the situation -- and it's also a self-protective strategy. If a child has repeatedly been told that his differences are a deficit and has come to believe that he is somehow inferior to his peers, he may be motivated to disrupt the environment out of a sense of anger. It's almost as if your child is saying, "If this environment rejects me, I'll show it!" Disrupting the classroom, teachers, and peers is a behavioral way of rejecting the environment first.
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