Effective Parenting for ADHD
There have been numerous articles, research studies dealing with the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder for the purpose of gaining effective treatment to apply for such behavioral problem. It has already gained much attention from the eyes of medical practitioners, psychologist, counselors and parents themselves. Although there have been accurate diagnosis, treatment remains a challenge. In the process of treating this behavioral problem, anyone can realize the important role of parents in the process. The home is the primary place where children can learn their behavior whether it be bad or good. Generally, children would want to emulate their parents. That without knowing it, they watch closely how their parents behave at home. Pro
verbs 29:17 says, “Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.” Prevention is always better than cure. By giving proper discipline to your child can prevent a behavioral problem like ADHD. Parents will surely have peace and delight to their children who behave accordingly.
What should parents do?
Parents should watch behavior related to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Of course, parents should not be over reactive if they observe signs. These signs should be carefully verified. The Bible admonishes us to ask wisdom and discernment from the Lord (James 1:5). It is obvious if the child’s behavior is hurting and annoying to others. Frequency of an impulsivity and consistent hyperactivity of a child should lead parents to think.
Parents’ support to a child is vital in building self-esteem. It may be challenging for parents to give their support to a child with ADHD, but it is also rewarding. Children having such problems don’t need humiliating words, anger, pressure and impatient reaction. They need deeper level of understanding, love and care.
Parents can help their children prevent from serious behavioral problem like ADHD by exposing them to the Word of God. The bibles admonish as to meditate HIS word day and night (Joshua 1:8).
Parents should ask the service of a medical expert. Parents should not be afraid of seeking the help of a Christian counselor or psychiatrist. This will help them to get accurate diagnosis and eventually give the proper treatment. Parents should not be so spiritual in dealing some behavioral problem. God is the ultimate source of all knowledge, biblical or secular. Parents seek the help of an expert!
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