Help Your ADHD Child Make Friends

Children with ADHD sometimes struggle with social skills, and making friends can be tough. But parents can help – here are 17 ways!

Medication Can Help

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Consider medication.

If impulsive behavior—dominating play, interrupting, jumping from one thing to the next—keeps other kids away, medication is probably necessary. In fact, your child may need to be "covered" by meds even after the school day ends.

Make sure dosage is right.

Puberty, when all sorts of hormone changes kick in, is a good time to look at your child’s medication or dose. Often, what worked before puberty may no longer have the same effect.


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