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Why children with ADHD lie, and how to respond
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Parenting Children and Teens with ADHD
BEHAVIOR & DISCIPLINE
The Truth About Your Child’s Lies
The Truth About Your Child’s Lies
A lie is a lie is a lie, right? Maybe not.... If your child has ‪ADHD, he may lie to avoid getting blamed, to hide his insecurity, due to impulsivity, or simply to get some attention. Learn why promoting honesty — without punishing every lie — is the best way to react.
5 Ways to Reframe Anxiety for Your Worried Teen
5 Ways to Reframe Anxiety for Your Worried Teen
More than a third of adolescents with ADHD may have a co-existing anxiety disorder. How to respond (and what not to say) to an anxious teen.
Keep anxiety from taking over →
Helping Your Little Tyrant Avoid Outbursts
Taming ADHD Tantrums
Children with ADHD can have outsized reactions to even minor letdowns. 8 ways parents can teach kids to cope with disappointment.
Reining in frustration →
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“Are You Listening?” What Inattentive ADHD Looks Like — and Responds To
"Are You Listening?"
Tired of asking your child to put on his shoes for the fifth time? Get to the root of three common ADHD behavior patterns and learn how to reframe your requests to get results.
Inattentive scenarios + solutions →
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"My Dog Was the Friend I Needed"
"When I volunteered at the animal hospital, I could stand still for hours as I watched the veterinarian, and never got bored or distracted."
A teen with ADHD shares her story →
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Last week we asked: How do you talk about your child's ADHD with family and friends? What questions do they tend to ask? Here's what you said:

"My mother kept insisting that there was 'nothing wrong' with her grandchild. I agreed, but said, 'ADHD means that her brain just processes information differently than ours.' It really took us educating them about it." — Robin

"I have had to have my husband tell his mother to stop trying to 're-parent' my children and just be a grandma.... I am always on the defensive and an outsider in that family because I won't do things their way." — Beth

"Most people still think ADHD just means hyperactivity. I make sure to describe the difficulties controlling emotions, focusing attention, and prioritizing tasks. I aim to make them understand that my son's behavior is due to his ADHD brain. I also mention he has brilliant creativity and can hyperfocus and excel in anything that catches his attention." — SC

This week's question:
Is there a book character your child with ADHD relates to (or who reminds you of your child)? Does the character have ADHD, or is it more about his or her personality and actions? Share now — and tell us why »
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