Get and read the book, "1 2 3 It's Magic". It is a common sense approach to discipline that takes teh emotion out of discipline and puts the decisions and consequences in the child's hands. It works amazingly well, even on kids with ADHD. My son is ADHD and you cannot expect instant results, you need to give constant reminders, and I mean constant. Don't nag, be patient and understanding. Take your child to a counselor that works with kids with ADHD and have them teach behavior modification techniques. It may help with behavior issues, but the memory and organization will be a lifelong, ongoing issue. Don't let him use ADHD as an excuse for poor behavior because it is not an excuse.
at 1:59 AM on Oct. 22, 2009