You’re Going to Need Bigger Carrots: Middle-School Discipline Truths
When your child gets to middle school — notoriously tough years as kids figure out who they are outside of their parents’ influence while managing ADHD — you may need to tweak your behavior management plan to focus more on independence and age-appropriate rewards.
Middle school students with ADHD are creative, funny, and delightful. They are also oversensitive, overdramatic, often hyperactive and fidgety, forgetful, messy, and impulsive. All that spells trouble. All that requires discipline — not just rewards and punishments, but a learning process that leads to self-discipline. FULL ARTICLE HERE