At risk children tend to want immediate gratification and instant happiness. They need to be taught how to slow down, control their impulses, and to enjoy relationships with family and good friends. They need to be taught how to make good choices that lead to well-being.

For more parenting advice see the Child Well-Being Workbook.
Well-being is more important than happiness.
Many people pursue happiness and pleasure at the expense ot well-being. This pursuit of pleasure increases risk for ADHD, addiction and antisocial behavior.

How should parents help their children gain well-being?

1. Learn about well-being and teach the principles of well-being to your child.

2. Have a vision for your child's life.

3. Help your child develop to his full potential- ability to love, impulse control and moral reasoning ability.

4. Help your child develop age-appropriate competency.

Ability to Love, Impulse Control, Moral Reasoning
Parenting the At Risk Child
What do kids of all ages need? Kids of all ages need well-being.
genetics of ADHD, Antisocial Personality and Addiction