Parents of ADHD Children
How do you handle it when your ADHD kids talk back?
My son just turned 11 and has started talking back and giving us attitude.
With our oldest son, we “nipped it in the bud” by shutting it down immediately (“hey! don’t give us attitude”, “I don’t want to hear you speaking to me that way”, etc.) and that was it. He learned quickly that it wasn’t accepted and other than the odd situation here or there, we don’t get much from him anymore. He knows life is easier to jump up and do things without the attitude.
With our youngest (the ADHD kid), nothing we say or do seems to make any impact. We’re firm and not excitable (or we try really hard to be), but it seems to no nothing. Taking it up a notch (punishments, yelling, etc.) end in more drama. But we can’t just let it go!
Any brilliant ideas?
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