Frustration/ Anger /Aggression
(downloadable PDF file ready to print)
There is no denying that the child with ADHD has a temperament that
is very quick to erupt. Hopefully, you now have a better understanding
of the challenges which face these children every day and therefore an
appreciation of the many areas which may create frustration.
First, you must recognise that frustration and anger are not ‘bad’ or
‘wrong’ emotions but are, in fact, useful indicators regarding a
personal state. If someone behaves badly when frustrated or angry, then
their behaviour needs to be changed not the emotion.
Aggression is, of course, always unacceptable unless defending
against physical attack. Then the degree of aggression used is still a
Discussion here will base itself around the more frequent causes of
outbursts for the child with ADHD. It begins with the recognition of
and ways to deal with causes of frustration, then moves on to management
strategies for anger outbursts and aggression.
The information in this booklet refers to the diagram over the page
and is supported by the information in Every Day with ADHD - the book
and the downloadable sessions available through the website.
A link to each selected downloadable resource will be provide in the Invoice once payment has been received.