10 Conversations to Have at the Start of the School Year

Set your child up for a successful school year by having these important talks with your child, your teacher, your doctor, other parents, your family -- and yourself.

Talk with Your Child About the Upside of ADHD

If you child has ADHD, she may have low self-esteem. Before the school year starts, state the positives of ADHD by framing it constructively. Use phrases like, “You have a turbo-charged brain, meaning you have tons of great ideas and will have fun your whole life. But like a racecar, you need to know how to put on the brakes.”
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