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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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Being a difficult child himself, therapist Howard Glasser spent years working on an approach to improve the behaviors of challenging children. Eventually, Glasser started to formalize his methods, which enabled him to teach it as a unified approach. This approach is called the Nurtured Heart Approach.
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Are there challenging kids in your family? Are you keen to try the Nurtured Heart Approach? Share with us here your experiences, tips and insights dealing with a challenging kid.
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The NHA seems like a really good approach, the three steps make sense. I follow a similar method with my kids. My husband comes from a military background. We have rules, rewards and reprimand system at home; we call it our 3 R approach. It has worked well with our kids.
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The essence of the approach is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.
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The NHA seems like a really good approach, the three steps make sense. I follow a similar method with my kids. My husband comes from a military background. We have rules, rewards and reprimand system at home; we call it our 3 R approach. It has worked well with our kids.
3 R approach sounds good. It is hard for me to do the third R. Also, with my in laws living with us, the second R is often trumping the reprimand. I have resulted to diverting to another activity for now since my kid is still a toddler. I would probably have to learn about reprimand soon and make sure my in laws are on the same page.
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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.
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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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