These safety rules for ADHD children may seem obvious, but we find that reminders seldom hurt -- especially for caregivers who don't live every day with attention deficit and hyperactivity.
> A parent or older sibling must always supervise free play.
> Stop his jumping or running sooner than you might with another child.
> When outside, hold hands.
> When out for a stroll, walk on the side that's closer to the street.
> Be ready to stop a child with your actions, not words, should he happen to dart off.
> Hold hands in stores or malls, or place the child in a wagon or cart with a seat belt.
This article appears in the Winter 2011 issue of ADDitude.
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