Parents of ADHD Children
Healthy Outlets for Anger
My 10yo daughter (ADHD, medicated) doesn’t get angry often but when she does it is out of control. It isn’t in proportion to the event and she says incredibly hurtful things. Today, she punched a hole in the wall. She, luckily, is still receptive to talking about her issues and still values my opinion.
We talked about healthy outlets for anger and she understands it is better to hit pillows and such. But she would really like to destroy something when she is “letting her anger out”... We tried ripping paper. That doesn’t really do it for her. (I suggested we get her a cat she could kick when she was angry and I was GREATLY relieved that she was horrified at the idea. <grin> Just checking.) Anyway, any thoughts on what has worked for your kids would be welcome.
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