Parents of ADHD Children
Negative Self Talk
Does anyone have any suggestion for responding to negative self talk from my 8 year old son. Whenever anything doesn’t go his way he always responds the same exact way…“I hate my life, this is the worst day ever, everything stinks, I hate my life”. I usually say something like, “wow, those are strong feelings, can you tell me about it”...and then he runs and hides and says he needs alone time. It is so mentally exhausting and depressing for me to hear those words constantly as it makes me feel as a total failure as a parent….but then I think how he must feel to say those words. HELP!
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