Online Companion: Positive Child Guidance, 5e

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Chapter 9 Addressing Persistent, Unproductive Patterns of Behavior

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)-Support organization for families coping with AD/HD.

CHADD National Office
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
Telephone: 301-306-7070
Fax: 301-306-7090

Explore the CHADD Web site. Find and click on the tab marked "Understanding AD/HD." In this section, you will find a subsection titled, "Terms to Know and FAQs." Review some of the questions and answers provided there. Imagine that you are a director of a child care center. The mother of a four-year-old boy in your program comes to you in tears because the child's pediatrician has determined that the little boy has Attention Deficit Disorder. Using information you have gathered from the CHADD Web site, describe how you might provide support and encouragement to the mother. The mother also confides to you that she has great difficulty getting her daughter to behave at home. She seems to be at her wits' end with frustration and worry about her son. What are some practical suggestions you could offer that might help this mother feel more confident and effective in her child guidance?