10 Strategies for Helping Kids with ADHD Build Self-Confidence

It’s common for kids with ADHD to feel bad about themselves. ADHD creates challenges in all areas of their lives, from home to school.  It also doesn’t help that they often get negative feedback from all sides. Parents scold them for acting out. Teachers reprimand them for not turning in their homework. Peers tease them if they don’t fit in.  Over time, kids with ADHD internalize these messages, according to Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and ADHD coach. “If they’ve grown up hearing over and over again that they are ‘bad, incapable or even stupid,’ these words hang on to them and they begin to define themselves as such.”

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10 Strategies for Helping Kids with ADHD Build Self-Confidence