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ADHD and Positive Reinforcement

Children with ADD or ADHD typically receive more than their fair share of negative attention. From needing to control their impulses to continual prompts to sit still or be quiet, children with ADD or ADHD encounter numerous events during their day in which negativity surrounds them. Because of this, it is vitally important for parents to praise their children for good behavior, and support them during times of bad behavior. Positive reinforcement is not only an important change for the child; it is a means to build self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-worth. Although it may seem difficult at times to focus on the positive, it can make a world of difference for children struggling to control their behavior.

If you are a parent of a child with ADD or ADHD and you need some extra support in positively reinforcing your child’s behavior, we at Courage To Connect are here to help. Please feel free to call our Glenview-based office at (847) 730-3042 for more information on the individual, group, or family-oriented clinical services we offer.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
Posted in: ADD/ADHD
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