Important Connections for ADHD Children

11 connections that every parent should encourage to help their ADHD child grow up happy, healthy, and self-confident.

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Friendship 101: Helping Children with ADHD Make Friends ADDitude Magazine

You pray and hope that, despite the challenges, your child will do well in life. Helping your child make connections with the rest of the world will ensure that he does. After connections with family, here are the most important:

Friends and Neighborhood

The glue that holds a life together is friendship. Encourage your children to make and keep friends. Set an example in your own life by making time for friends, even when it isn’t easy.

Remember the words of the poet W. B. Yeats: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.”

School or Work

The measurement here is not the grades your ADHD child gets in school or what your pay level is, but how comfortable you feel at school or work, how welcome, how safe, how alive.

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This article comes from the Spring 2009 issue of ADDitude.

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