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.

Avoid Over-Scheduling

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.
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