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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
Basic Child Behavior Management Concepts
Here are some ideas that may be useful to you
as a parent of a child with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As you learn
consistent patterns of reacting to your child’s
behaviors, the child’s behavior will change.
(These tips can also be used with any child.)

Positive reinforcement
Praise and reward, called “positive reinforcement,”
are the best ways to help children change or improve
their behaviors. When a behavior is regularly
followed by a positive response, the behavior is
likely to be repeated. Without being aware of it,
parents often tend to ignore good behavior and react
only to behavior that is out
of line. This may tend to increase bad behavior
because, for many children, even negative
attention is better than none at all.
So, what you need to do is “catch the child being
good” and reward that behavior – with your
attention, a smile or a compliment. At first, reward
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