In Spanking Hurts ADHD Kids More Than You Think, Part I, we considered the first 2 of 7 critical factors that suggest that spanking may be especially detrimental to ADHD kids.
Having considered an ADHD child’s heightened sensitivity and their parent(s)’ possible undiagnosed ADHD as two reasons to rule out spanking, let’s move on to the 5 final considerations.
Recently, I read Parenting a Child With ADHD – Is Spanking Helpful? by ADHD expert Keath Low. Low does a good job of explaining why it’s difficult to parent a child with ADHD, and offers some general guidelines on how to do so appropriately.
From my perspective, some critical considerations about whether or not to spank a child with ADHD need to be added to the discussion.
Karen O’Donnell and Zoë Kessler
In Karen O’Donnell, A Mind Like Mine (And, Possibly, Yours!), Part I, we explored stigma and the label ADHD; parenting a son with severe ADHD, and much more with Toronto, Ontario-based Producer/Director/Writer Karen O’Donnell.
In Part II, O’Donnell talks about ADHD in the workplace in her career as a Toronto, Canada based documentary filmmaker, parenting and ADHD, and more. Enjoy!