Question by  JBear (184)

What are some behavior modification plans for someone with ADHD?

I don't want to give my kid pills.


Answer by  Redhdz (527)

Rewards desired behavior, lose privileges for un-desired behavior. Charts using stickers showing the behavior good or bad and rewards working towards, and having child chart it with you, by adding stickers. End of week go over it with child and whether reward achieved. Works as long as parent not ADHD.


Answer by  dontgetanyolder (11)

In order to manage ADHD without medication, you should do several things. Assist your child in catching him/herself when he/she is out of control, monitor any caffeine or sugar intake, and try to make allowances for certain misbehaviors before immediately punishing- often a child can't help it.


Answer by  elb (1105)

Have a regular schedule for meals, bedtime, and homework. Rules should be clear; be firm but calm in applying them. Using a timer can be useful. Medication is sometimes necessary.


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Award your child two points for compliance on a first request and one point on the second request. Let him cash in points from a "menu" card at week's end. Put things on the menu card you know he likes = e. g. , choosing a movie rental, biking with Dad.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Well if your kid only has slight ADHD pills are not really recommended. The best way to treat your kid is through counseling and enforce behavioral training such us initiating positive coping skills which eliminate the negative. Have more patience with your child when he/she does something bad and make him realize that what he did is not good.


Answer by  ewam (403)

I know plenty of children that have ADHD, and nothing has really worked other then medication honestly. But if you're really not trying to put them on medication, then I would cut out anything that has sugar in it.


Answer by  anglcrssy (212)

Stay away from foods with red and orange dyes in them (Ketchup, pizza sauce, cheetos, popsicles, etc...). Keep your child very active with lots of play. Putting him/her in a sport to help keep their focus such as karate will help.

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