- Don't wait until the last minute to shop. Start shopping for gifts in October, and stock the pantry with holiday foods, as well.
- Limit gifts to close family. Buy gift cards, or know what you want to buy before you shop.
- Limit the number of toys you buy-and shop wisely. Fewer toys will encourage creativity in kids with ADHD. Too many will distract them.
- Simplify your decorating. Divide your home into zones, set your timer, and do a little decorating each night.
- Don't feel obligated to schedule gatherings on or before the big day. If the family can't get together until January, have the feast then.
- Create an activity that will tire out your children on Christmas Eve, so the whole family can sleep.
Manage the Holidays
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