Transforming Challenging Children

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Do you have a kid that just won't obey rules? Why don't you try the Nurtured Heart Approach? https://www.additudemag.com/positive-parenting-challenging-kids-adhd-nurtured-heart/
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The NHA has been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related symptoms are almost always without the need for long-term mental health treatment. This is something worth looking into for parents.
Even children experiencing social cognitive challenges, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome could greatly benefit from this approach which reduces the need for traditional mental health and medical interventions.
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This is one of so many approaches to handling"difficult" children and I guess this is a better one than medicating your kids with Adderall.
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I am a firm believer that kids are, by nature, challenging. People and quacks are giving it names like ADHD and ADD but this is just kids being kids. There's no need for the Nurtured whatever approach. Just give them love and attention. That's how we use to do it back in my day!
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There are different ways of dealing with difficult children and medication would probably be the last on my list. I'd definitely want professional opinion on the different strategies as to what works best with a certain child's condition.
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I am a firm believer that kids are, by nature, challenging. People and quacks are giving it names like ADHD and ADD but this is just kids being kids. There's no need for the Nurtured whatever approach. Just give them love and attention. That's how we use to do it back in my day!
Haha! That' what my mom used to say! She'd tell me that I was a hyperactive child and I would annoy her to no end. She would just redirect my energy into something productive. She'd tell me she'd pay me $2 to clean the car or something or she'd give me a $1 to run to the store and get her something.
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My boyfriend and I were desperate to find an approach that worked for our 'high energy' 4 year old boy. No form of discipline whatsoever would make him listen to us or follow rules. He had always been a handful but somehow things had gone from bad to worse. The Nurtured Heart Approach transformed my son into a well behaved, considerate boy who LISTENS to his parents.
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I think my infant daughter has the making of a difficult child She's so unruly and active and it's hard to get her to stop. She would not stop when told no or that she would just use her charm to get away with things. I will give his method a try since I am opposed to medication as well.
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Even children experiencing social cognitive challenges, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome could greatly benefit from this approach which reduces the need for traditional mental health and medical interventions.
If this approach helps children with special needs, I bet it would work great on kids without special needs. I would give it a try if I am already out of options with my little one. For now, I will keep this information handy.
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The important key with behavior modification is consistency and it maybe hard for a parent to do it without training. That's just my opinion though.
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The benefits of NHA lets you understand the unique dynamics of the challenging child. It shifts a child toward using his/her intensity in successful ways. I think that's actually a good approach that parents should turn to.
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NHA is being successfully used all over the globe in thousands of schools, communities, child-advocate agencies and treatment centers to awaken children and adults to their greatness and create flourishing environments. They wouldn't use it if it wasn't proven effective.
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I find the article a little hard to read TBH. The steps seems a little too complicated and hard to understand. Is it just me? Am I stupid?
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The Nurtured Heart Approach is based on the concept that intense children are subconsciously seeking the emotional energy of the adults in their lives. If you could take a trip inside the brain of the ADHD or Oppositional Defiant child, you would see numerous fast-firing neurons producing in the child a hunger for activity, intensity, and speed.
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I think you should let kids just be kids. People are too keen on putting labels on children and how they behave but the truth is, not matter how hard to study it, you'll never understand children because their brains are forever changing/ adapting.
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I think you should let kids just be kids. People are too keen on putting labels on children and how they behave but the truth is, not matter how hard to study it, you'll never understand children because their brains are forever changing/ adapting.
I agree! Don't curb your children. Let them be kids. It's how they will find out who they will be when they grow up.
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I think you should let kids just be kids. People are too keen on putting labels on children and how they behave but the truth is, not matter how hard to study it, you'll never understand children because their brains are forever changing/ adapting.
I disagree! I think children need some sort of structure.
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I agree! Don't curb your children. Let them be kids. It's how they will find out who they will be when they grow up.
I agree. I think the problem with society right now is they are quick to label everything. Parents should just guide the kids and provide the resources they need to figure out who they will be when they grow up.
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