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ADHD and the Aspect of Non-Aggression in Kids

Updated on August 6, 2012

Due to not knowing what is happening to a child with ADHD, most parents resort to excessive disciplining. Panic often results from the point of ignorance and at times the unwilling attitude of the parent to accept the situation of his or her child.

It should be understood then that it is with the acceptance of the matter that practical approaches to dealing with ADHD can be established. In short, solutions are better applied with the problems are accepted to be problems; meaning everything about these issues are clear and well-defined. Unless such matter is given attention to, then moving on the treatment and response process would be impossible.

One matter to consider about children who are suffering from ADHD is the fact that they have a sense of aggression. It could be analyzed that it is because of this matter that there are instances when young ones become hard to deal with especially when they begin throwing their tantrums for relatively petty things.

How then should parents react?

It is very important that parents know how to apply the pact of non-aggression. Doctor Vincent Monastra, the author of the book PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD: 10 Lessons that medicine cannot teach, mentions that the need to have a pact of non aggression among kids with ADHD is more effective than underpinning such children to the courses of traditional disciplining methods such as the “take-away” system or the physical punishment approach.

The reason behind this is depending on the idea that these children perceive that however their parents behave is the proper manner by which they should behave towards the older members of their family as well. As a result, aggression becomes a common culture in the house that the children begin to embrace.

The Pact of Non-Aggression

Non-aggression is simply explained by Doctor Monastra as the state of being calm even in the middle of trying situations specifically calling for the attention of parents regarding child-discipline. Focusing on apology and putting effort in making amends, it is important for children to know that their parents are humans too; that they too get disappointed, and they also feel hurt. Helping the children understand this shall provide them a sense of concern for others that would likely increase their capacity to live in harmony with other members of the family especially their parents.

Consideration and appreciation towards others is an important aspect of any type of parenting and is a vital part in developing better parenting approaches towards children who are afflicted with ADHD.

Staying calm and avoiding aggression should then be established as the overall household culture. Not only will this lessen familial stress, it will also improve the rational thinking of children [even those with ADHD] as they begin to face real problems and social issues later on in their lives.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Important topic for a hub. Thanks for sharing these tips. Voted up, Kelley