Show ADD/ADHD Children How to Make Friends
Teach conversation courtesy. Use dinnertime to continue to practice conversation -- how to listen to what others are saying and how to politely join the group.
Help your child relate to other people. Without meaning to, middle-schoolers do or say things that are hurtful or thoughtless, such as going through a friend’s backpack. Keep working on helping your child imagine how his friend might feel about the intrusion, and how to respond if he gets angry.
Explain expressions. A child with ADD/ADHD or a language-based learning difficulty is often overly literal -- a child told that someone is “pulling his leg” may be perplexed. Helping your child understand figures of speech will make talks less awkward.
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