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I wish I had the info that I have now when I was raising my son.  I’ve learned the hard way that one cannot punish ADHD behavior and get positive results.  Handling ADHD behavior in a child does require that the ADHD parent have some awareness and control over their own behavior.  It is staying calm to put the child, calmly, quietly, in a safe place where they can decompress if they are out of control. It is trying to the best of one’s ability to ignore the unwanted behavior, and praise the wanted behavior, as well as trying to find how the child learns best, and apply techniques to develop that.  It requires constant vigilance.