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How do you calm down a child who has adhd?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Consistency

There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd.
Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment.

In brief: Consistency

There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd.
Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Dr. Kelly Kane
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Dr. Glen Elliott
There are many excellent resources on this topic. Check out the books recommended at CHADD.org (a parent self-support group).
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Follow guidelines

The amer acad of peds has published practice standards for the diagnosis & treatment of adhd.
Primary among the standards of care is the use of stimulant medication. These medications are incredibly safe and repair the neurologic deficit of adhd. All the other things you'd do you would do for any child: consistent routine, good diet, good sleep, exercise.

In brief: Follow guidelines

The amer acad of peds has published practice standards for the diagnosis & treatment of adhd.
Primary among the standards of care is the use of stimulant medication. These medications are incredibly safe and repair the neurologic deficit of adhd. All the other things you'd do you would do for any child: consistent routine, good diet, good sleep, exercise.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consistency

Consistent, supportive, firm parenting skills, behavioral training, positive reimforcement, and yes, occassionally medications.

In brief: Consistency

Consistent, supportive, firm parenting skills, behavioral training, positive reimforcement, and yes, occassionally medications.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
All children benefit from these interventions, including ADHD kids.
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