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Children with ADHD can be prone to depression, since much of the feedback or attention they get is negative -- either criticism for not focusing or trying hard enough, or a stressed parent pointing out that their lack of focus is now making everybody late. My son is younger, but has similar low motivation and poor self-esteem, as well as an ADHD diagnosis. ...


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Having an older sister with disabilities must be tough. I'm guessing that she takes up a lot of your time, and in that he may have learnt that the more he slacks off, the more interest you take in him. It's one of these things that's just tough. It's no fault of yours; no-one in existence has the perfect upbringing and circumstances get in the way of that. ...


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I know a number of people who work with students who have trauma issues. One of the main issues with children who appear naughty is actually trauma. Lots of things can be put in place, explanations of rules etc but none of it will actually make any real difference until the child is given the chance and the tools to process what has happened. Lots of ...


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Have you tried explaining to him why the rules are important. I don't mean like why we all follow the rules, but why do we raise our hands or stand in line. You also need to recognize that he may still feel like they aren't worth following. I can tell you I was always fairly well behaved, but there were rules that I just didn't follow because I didn't see ...


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I regularly worked as sound engineer on child and teenage vacations with a touring musical (band and choir) and have made very good experiences with explicitly picking male ADHD children as helpers/roadies. In my experience they tend to keep a good memory of the things explained. can think logical / have a great understanding of technical stuff can ...



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