The Meaning of ADHD

The more your child understands about ADHD, the better. Learn how to explain the condition in a way she can understand, and teach her it's nothing to be ashamed of.

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Explaining Medication to Children With ADHD

“Your brakes don’t always work well, so Mommy and the teacher get upset with you. This medicine will help your brakes work better, so that you are not as hyperactive. People will not be so upset with you, and you will feel more relaxed.”

When your child understands her ADHD and how it impacts her, life becomes less unpredictable and confusing. She will understand why certain behaviors happen, and not get down on herself for having them. Find your own words for communicating with your child. You — and she — will benefit.

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