Our expert says:
These are troublesome behaviours, but have nothing whatever to do with ADD. ADD has become FAR too fashionable a diagnosis.
Kids at different times and stages in life can get naughty, and tend to persist if it is rewarding to them, and if there is no coherent system of rules and discipline for them.
Hypnosis could not possibly be considered a way of helping, and for problems like this would amount to malpractice.
Purple outlines the usual and effective way of dealing with such problems. A child psychologist could help to assess and understand the causes more rapidly, and could help plan an effective way of bringing the children back into good company and good behaviour
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