How to Survive the After-School Witching Hour
He's tired, grouchy, and hungry. His meds are wearing off and school just ended, so he's headed your way! Quick, here's how to stop your child's meltdowns before they begin.
Don’t over-schedule your child with afternoon activities. Kids with attention deficit work at least twice as hard as their non-ADHD peers and need about twice as much downtime. Try setting up a space for your child to calm down in when she gets overly stressed. Outfit the room with activities and games she can quietly play with on her own – such as jigsaw puzzles, video games, and books to read.