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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Forgiven, not forgotten

To be an effective caregiver of a child with ADHD you need to learn to practise forgiveness. It’s incredibly hard, but has awesome power.

Forgiving your child and those around him can be one of the most powerful things you do. It’s also one of the toughest ideas to implement.

World-renowned ADHD expert Russell Barkley is an advocate of practising forgiveness. He recommends that every day, after your ADHD child has gone to bed, parents ought to take five minutes to think back over the day and focus on all the times they felt angry, wronged or riled. Acknowledge any resentment, anger, disappointment, frustration and other painful emotions that have arisen. Let go of any destructive emotions that have come up during the ...

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