"Mom, I Made a New Friend!"

Social skills do not come naturally to children with ADHD. Help your child make and keep buddies by following these “friendly” strategies.

Teach Group Dynamics

Kids make new acquaintances by joining others who are playing:
> Stand near two people you might be interested in meeting at a party who are talking to each other. Look at them and say nothing, just listen. If you are interested in what they are saying, stick around. If not, move on.
> If you are still hanging around, notice if the two children start looking at you. If they do, they have invited you into the conversation. If they don’t look at you, they want to be alone. Just walk away.
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