Parenting Skills Important in ADHD

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Interventions for pre-school children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) vary widely, and frequently include medications. A systematic review of the literature found training the parents actually topped medication and other interventions. Parent behavior training consistently resulted in better outcomes than treatment with medication. Limitations of this analysis included small sample sizes and reliance on parental reports of child behavior.

PositiveTip: Parenting skills may have significant impact on the behavior of ADHD children.