Forty percent of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder ODD , a condition marked by chronic aggression, frequent outbursts, and a tendency to argue, ignore requests, and engage in annoying behavior. But almost half of all parents who have kids with ADHD live with severe behavior problems and discipline challenges on an almost daily basis. For them, parenting a defiant child is a daily strain. The strain of dealing with an oppositional child affects the entire family. The toll on the marital relationship can be especially severe.
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If your child seems to trip over his own two feet — and injures himself a lot — he may have dyspraxia, as well as ADHD. Do you wonder why your child is not good at skipping, riding a bicycle, or catching a ball? He seems to trip over his own two feet. Is it ADHD or something else? ADHD overlaps with other conditions such as sensory processing disorder, anxiety, executive function disorder, and more. Dyspraxia does as well. Climbing on playground equipment and getting in and out of a car seat use gross motor skills.
The Homework Battle: How to Get Children to Do Homework
Is your child failing in school? Maybe he started out full of enthusiasm, but now his grades are slipping, his attitude is bad and he seems to be falling through the cracks. If your child has hit a slump midway through the school year, you are not alone.
Naturally, you might get anxious about this responsibility as a parent. You might also get nervous about your kids succeeding in life—and homework often becomes the focus of that concern. The battle about homework actually becomes a battle over control.