A new survey finds homework time the most difficult time of the day for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). Typically, challenging behaviors of children not on medication include not listening, difficulty completing homework and chores, and defiant or oppositional behavior. The survey found the majority of parents feel they yell and criticize their children more than they would like. Nonetheless, more than half of parents (61%) who give medication during the school hours are reluctant to continue medication after school.
Pediatrician and ADHD expert Dr. Patricia Quinn offers some insight.
Dr. Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C who specializes in child development and psychopharmacology, has worked for more than 35 years in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities.