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ADDitude Guide: Summer Survival Kit for Children with ADHD

Welcome to your summer. To ease the transition and help your family take advantage of the months ahead, our editors have assembled the summer essentials below.

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Keep School Skills Sharp

Learn how to build reading and learning into your child's summer schedule. More...

  • Extra: Keys to a Successful Summer
  • Make the Most of Vacations

    A mix of scheduling and spontaneity will ensure a happy break for the whole family. More...

  • Extra: How to Relax This Summer
  • Finding Friends

    Summer social gatherings can be key times to help your child practice relationship skills. More...

  • Extra: Making Friends at Camp

  • Ask the Experts More Resources
    Summer Camps for ADHD Kids
    "How can I find a summer camp that has insight into the social interactions of ADHD kids?"
    Read the answer.

    Ask a question.

    Directory of ADD/ADHD Camps

    Feel Carefree Again
    Dr. Ned Hallowell passes along his expert advice to help adults with ADHD recapture the natural enthusiasm of childhood. All is takes is a simple shift in awareness. More...

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    Hot Topic

    Tweaking Summer Medication
    "We took him off the medication for the entire summer and his weight came right back." —Guertingirl

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    Featured Event

    Brain Development and Learning: Making Sense of the Science
    June 12 - July 15, 2008
    Vancouver, BC

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    Todays Poll

    What steps are you taking to make this a successful summer for your child?
    Educational support
    Planning lots of structured activities
    Identified a suitable camp
    Talking to the doctor about a medication vacation
    We're planning lots of free time for our kid to just be a kid

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