Parenting Tips for A Child with ADHD

By Greg Baer M.D.

September 8, 2023

Are you tired of the constant debate surrounding ADHD? Have you been overwhelmed with claims about medication being the sole solution? Then, welcome. You're in the right place.

Parenting Training for ADHD—What You Need to Know

Recent insights from impartial neuroscientists suggest that traditional ADHD symptoms mirror those of a child grappling with emotional pain. This challenges our understanding: ADHD isn't a disease but a set of behaviors indicating a child's internal struggle.

It turns out that ADHD is not a disease. It’s a collection of signs and symptoms that simply indicate that a child is in pain. 

Our journey begins with understanding and compassion. When we do, we can explore genuine remedies, moving away from merely masking symptoms with powerful drugs.

Here’s our promise:

  • Discover the root causes behind your child's ADHD symptoms.
  • Understand the challenges in managing their behavior.
  • Learn strategies to not just manage but eradicate the behaviors troubling both you and your child.

The Signs of ADHD and Emotional Pain

Consider the commonly attributed signs of ADHD:

  • Forgetfulness shortly after instructions.
  • An apparent lack of focus.
  • Apathy towards their surroundings.
  • Careless mistakes, particularly in an academic setting.
  • Sudden energy spurts.
  • Impulsive interruptions.
  • Constant fidgeting.
Interestingly, these behaviors are also manifested by children experiencing emotional or physical pain. Their reactions are often a cry for help, an attempt to cope.

Parenting Training: Addresses the Pain Causing ADHD in Children

The burning question is: What truly causes ADHD? Unraveling this mystery can liberate many parents from confusion. The missing puzzle piece? Love. Studies consistently emphasize love as the cornerstone of happiness. A lack of it instills pain, a feeling of insignificance, which no child—or adult—wants to endure.

Our children's emotional turmoil often stems from not feeling genuinely cherished by us. It's a difficult truth, but our capacity to provide Real Love® is constrained by our own histories. Many of us weren't shown the type of love we needed, hence we find it challenging to provide it.

True healing lies in unconditional love—Real Love®. It is the purest form of affection, devoid of disappointment or ulterior motives.

Recall your own childhood. The subtle sighs of exasperation from elders, the unsolicited criticisms, the palpable disappointment, or even the sheer absence of a listening ear. Each instance subtly whispered, "You're not truly loved." Our children grapple with these same emotions.

They crave validation, trying various behaviors to gain our approval. When they feel unloved, they resort to:

Empathy: The First Step to Understanding

To spark change, introspection is vital. Reflect on this: “My child's pain might stem from my occasional inadvertence, or my own inability to provide unconditional love." This isn't about guilt but about finding genuine solutions.

Parenting Training: A Journey Beyond Medication

At a conference I once held, an activity revealed that many adults displayed symptoms qualifying for ADHD diagnoses based on accepted criteria. It was an eye-opener.

Treating ADHD Without Medication: Is it Feasible?

Absolutely. However, there's no shortcut to becoming a loving parent—a demanding and rewarding role. In the "Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training," we equip you with tools to eradicate negative emotions, enabling you to shower your children with genuine love. This love is their antidote.

After years of research and practice, one thing remains clear: Real Love® works. But to embrace and spread it requires vulnerability and effort.

The journey is challenging but rewarding. With Real Love® as your compass, you'll witness your child bloom with confidence and creativity. They'll flourish, satiated with the love they've always yearned for.

Change demands dedication, but the rewards—a harmonious home, a confident parenting approach, and nurturing compassionate children—make the journey worth it. Embrace the transformation; it's within reach.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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