Parents of ADHD Preteens
Babysitter and Tutor of 11 year old with ADHD
I couldn’t find a group for nannies or tutors so this seemed like the best bet. I care for an 11yo girl with ADHD and a possible learning disability. Her parents are fantastic but I always feel so guilty when I have to give them negative behavior reports on top of the issues they already experience themselves. My primary concern at the moment would be behavior. She manages to behave well at school but often times when I pick her up, almost as soon as she gets in the car, if I ask the wrong question or say the wrong thing then it totally sets her off. After she has a tantrum she will most likely ask me a question or say something as if nothing had ever happened. I will normally try to explain to her that she just said or did something unkind and that it hurt my feelings and she will apologize and we move on but within 30 minutes to an hour it will happen again. I’m not sure what to do. There’s no limit to where these tantrums may occur and I don’t know how to handle them as someone who isn’t her parent but cares so much about her. My fear is that if her behavior doesn’t change then it will affect her ability to make and keep friends. Any advice would be appreciated.
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