This is according to Margarita Tartakovsky writing for PsychCentral. She gives some tips to parent children with ADHD. Stay calm, expect some rule braking and keep on advocating for your child. All these tips are valuable yet one stands out:
As parents we often try to protect our children guiding and steering them on the right path. Yet choices is also important, and more so with an ADHD child. As a parent you need to provide your child with some choices and allow them to decide what to do for themselves. You can still parent and steer your child in the right direction but by providing choice you help teach your child self control.
Choice and the Davis Methods.
Choice is also part of the Davis Methods. The Davis Attention Mastery™ Programme for ADHD and ADD is facilitated one-on-one, generally as part of an intensive 30-hour program. Before the program commences the facilitator and client will customize a program to address the client’s specific goals and areas for improvement. Although the parent is also consulted, the child is provided with the ability to set goals and identify possible areas of improvement.