ADHD Child Proofing: How to Ensure a Safe, Organized Home

Hyperactive preschoolers with attention deficit disorder climb, explore, act up. You want your ADHD children to stay safe -- and yourself to stay sane -- while they do it.

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Buy Child-Proof Furnishings

Choose easy-to-clean, dirt-hiding floor coverings for those times when your child decides to empty Rice Krispies and milk onto them.

Stainproof, sturdy furniture -- hard plastic or resin -- can stand up to climbing, dancing, and pounding. Think IKEA, not the antique store.

Don’t decorate with stackable furniture or tall bookcases that are tempting to climb. Place skid-free cushions underneath area rugs. Serve meals on plastic plates, cups, and utensils.

Step Two: Think Like a Preschooler!

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