ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year

Set the tone for a successful school year for your ADHD student by having conversations with your child, his teachers, doctors, and the other important people in his life. Find out what to discuss here.

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Talk with Other Parents

Share your child's ADHD with other parents

The new school year brings new chances to talk with other parents at drop-off and pick-up, playdates, back-to-school night, and other events. How much should you say about your child's ADHD diagnosis? This is a personal choice, which you might base on your ease in discussing such matters, your child's wishes, and your sense of how the information might be received.

In general, it's likely that you'll find the other parents to be supportive. If you share your struggles, you are inviting other parents of children with dyslexia or ADHD to share with you—and to lean on you, as well. If your child knows that you believe in speaking openly, he is less likely to feel that he is bearing a shameful secret.

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