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How can I help my son make better behavioral choices at school?

How can I help him understand that making faces, talking when instructed not too, and listening are important tasks necessary at school? He gets in trouble more often than not and we've attempted several different modalities to improve his behavior but he continues to choose differently.  
In Topics: ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Feb 21, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Smgreen.rn:

work from the bottom up instead of Parent to Child.  that means employ the assistance of his peers, siblings to get feedback on the reasons for the behavior.  Talk to his teacher and find out the distractions.  Why does he fee the need to be noticed or disruptive? His age and grade would be important information.  Start with a parent teacher conference and start a reward list for good school behavior/feedback.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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