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Q: Why Can’t My Son Keep Any Friends?

Your son is quick to join a pick-up basketball game or bike race. He can find new friends without much trouble, but getting friends to stick around is another story. Here, learn why boys with ADHD struggle to maintain friendships, and how you can help.

Q: “My son doesn’t have any close, loyal friends. In a new environment, he can make friends without too much trouble. But within a few weeks they are all gone. How can I help him maintain peer relationships?”

A: View Ryan’s answer below:

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW is the facilitator of the ADHD Dude Facebook Group and YouTube channel. Ryan specializes in working with males (ages 5-22) who present with ADHD, anxiety with ADHD, and learning differences; he is the one professional in the United States who specializes in teaching social cognitive skills to boys from a male perspective.

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