New foster to adopt 8 year old
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|Sat, 07-26-2003 - 9:07pm|
My husband and I have recently taken two brothers into our home to foster/adopt ages 3 and 7, so I am now posting all over the parent's soup boards pleading for help! :)
The 7 year old is ADHD and the biggest issue we are having is his not listening and arguing every single thing we tell him. He is most definately a challenge! He is a pretty social child once he gets to know people and he has bonded very well with my husband. But the incessent arguing is making us crazy. He will also lie about simple things. I can sit and watch him mess with the buttons on the TV and when the picture goes to all snow, he will tell me he doesnt know what is wrong with it. I'll tell him what is wrong is that he just sat there and pushed the buttons and he will look right at me and say "I didnt push anything!" When he call him on the lie, he goes all quiet.
Should we be discipling this behavior and how? I don't know a lot about ADHD, so is this something that just happens or can the behavior be changed? He is on medication. We are new parents and trying to find tactics that work, but need help with his arguing and lying!