Discipline and relationship problems are the consequences of ADHD behaviour problems in the children, not the cause.
Most young people with ADHD do not show the problems of defiance, spitefulness, or aggression that characterise those with oppositional or conduct disorders. When they are rule-breaking, it is usually a matter of forgetting rules, not appreciating them, or impulsively neglecting them in the heat of the moment.
Fact: ADHD is really a problem with the chemical dynamics of the brain and it’s not under voluntary control.
We conducted a survey in July this year to better understand the impact of school exclusion and reduced hours for Irish children with ADHD throughout the country.
“My morning nagging immediately decreased by 80 to 90 percent. Both of my kids instantly understood the process. Some mornings, they need more prodding… But, overall, our mornings are far less tiring.”