No More Meltdowns! 6 ADHD-Friendly Calming Strategies

The afternoon is often the toughest time of day for hungry, tired kids — especially those who struggle with transitions. Here’s how parents can defuse meltdowns before they begin.

Why It's the Witching Hour (or Two)

We parents know that it’s a roller-coaster ride from the time our ADHD kids get home from school or camp until they go to bed. That shouldn’t be surprising. Kids walk through the door mentally exhausted, physically edgy, and starving. What’s more, their medication has usually worn off, causing their ADHD symptoms to return with a vengeance. Here, an expert offers her six best strategies for surviving the afternoon angst.
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