Dear ADHD Nephew,
When children (or adults) manipulate it
is because their needs are not being met either because they are not
able to show / tell them or because the atmosphere doesn’t allow them
For your nephew, it may very well be both. As your mother–in-law
starts to see improvement in his behavior, perhaps she will be more open
to adopting your methods.
I hope your nephew is receiving professional
help. If so, the professional would be the most influential person to
advise your mother-in-law. If not, a boy with a dual diagnosis of ADHD
and PTSD, who has a disruptive living arrangement, would benefit greatly from professional help as his burden is really heavy.
Natalie Robinson Garfield
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Published: March 20, 2017