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Free Guide to Activities and Sports for Kids with ADHD

Finding the right sport or after-school activity for your child with ADHD or LD can make all the difference in boosting his or her focus, mood, and self-esteem. Use this free guide to choose the best programs for your family.

Exercise can help control ADHD symptoms by raising the baseline levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. So registering your child with ADHD for an after-school sport is a great idea, right?

Well, it depends. Not all sports are created equal; depending on your child’s unique set of symptoms, certain sports may be more advantageous than others. Use this list to determine which activities will showcase and strengthen your child’s abilities so she can shine on the court, in the field, or in the pool.

Remember that coaches have a huge impact. Most are well-meaning parents who may know little to nothing about ADHD. So, it’s important that you share your expertise about your child. Use these guidelines to “coach-the-coach” on what can help your child burn excess energy without getting bored.

And if athletics just aren’t your child’s thing, start your research for a new hobby, game, or outdoor activity here. The right pastime can boost mood and self-esteem.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.