Dear Dana,<br/>There are two possibilities for the cause of your daughter's behaviour: either she would benefit from a longer lasting medication such as Stratter or breaking up her Ritalin dosage (please speak to your doctor before altering anything); or she is after your attention, regardless of it being negative or positive.
If the latter is the case, praising good behaviour (over the top if necessary) with lots of hugs or verbal praise or both depending on your child's needs, and completely ignoring negative behaviour. It will be difficult for a time but she will soon realise that to get mom's attention she should behave positively.
It is important to explain very clearly but simply what constitutes good behaviour - some children cannot infer at a young age what is good or not good.
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