Raising and educating children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ) is not easy. Unlike normal children in general, children with ADHD are very active and cannot stay still even when they are sitting. This of course can make fathers and mothers become frustrated when dealing with their behavior.

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However, parents must accept the fact that children with ADHD have different brain functions from other children. Although a child with ADHD can still learn what is acceptable and what is not, the disorder that he has makes him more prone to impulsive behavior . 

He cannot control his concentration, behavior, and level of activity by himself. However, with a special approach, parents can help children with ADHD to learn and develop well. The following are tips that can be done to educate children with ADHD:

1. Discipline Children with Purpose and Warmth

Try to find out or learn how to discipline, such as what is best for a child with ADHD and which can make ADHD worse. You may be able to get guidance from a child’s therapist on how to deal with your child’s behavior. For example, a child with ADHD may be more sensitive to criticism. Therefore, the best way to improve their behavior is to encourage and support them rather than punish them.

2. Tell Firmly What Kind of Behavior You Expect in Children

Before you go anywhere, talk to your child to explain how you want him to behave. Focus more of your energy on teaching your little one what to do, rather than reacting to what he shouldn’t.

3. Tell Your Child About His ADHD

Don’t shy away from talking to your child about their ADHD. Help him understand that having ADHD is not his fault and that he can learn how to fix the problems it causes.

4. Set the Rules, but Stay Flexible

It’s important to consistently educate a child with ADHD to behave well and prevent him from misbehaving, but you shouldn’t be too strict with him. Keep in mind that a child with ADHD may not adapt to change as well as other children. So you need to learn to let children make mistakes while they are learning.

Just let the child show strange behavior, as long as it does not harm the child or others. However, preventing your child from behaving uniquely just because you think it’s unusual can have a negative impact on the child.

5. Manage Aggressive Behavior

Aggressive behavior is a common problem in children with ADHD. Well, to overcome this behavior, you can apply the effective ” Time-out ” method to calm an aggressive child and also yourself. If a child behaves aggressively in public, he should be moved somewhere calmly and firmly. ” Time-out ” should be explained to the child as a period to calm down and think about the negative behavior that he has done.

You may want to overlook your child’s slightly disruptive behavior as a way for your child to release pent-up energy. However, behavior that is destructive, abusive, or intentionally disruptive that goes against your rules should always be punished.