Parents of ADHD Toddlers, Preschoolers
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First post here. I am a mum living in Australia. I have ADHD myself and a family history of ADHD that’s very strong. I currently have a 12 month of toddler who I am sure possibly has ADHD. This of course wont be diagnosed for a few years to come, however I am in need of parenting advice. I am already noticing that I am going to need to employ different parenting strategies to get the most of out my child without breaking her spirit as she is challenging and really pushes the boundaries.
Tips from my mum etc I have so far
- Structured Routine (we both work better within this anyway)
- Cut out food colouring
- See ADHD as a gift in her that needs special management not as a ‘problem’ like it was when I was growing up back in the 80’s
I need some advice regarding discipline and learning
Discipline - She is DEFIANT when we say directly no to her or try and make her do something. How can we achieve the result with minimal trauma
Learning - As she cannot sit still for more than 30 seconds. She is very difficult to engage for interactive learning at activities that we attend like toddler reading and singing time at the library and just wants to run away while children her age will sit and do actions! How can I get her to learn without making her feel ‘naughty’ all the time.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice!
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