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Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD

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Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD

Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, there are things you can do to help your child succeed.

The U.S. National Institute on Mental Health offers this advice:

  • Understand your child's condition and work to let go of any frustration or built-up negative feelings.
  • Consider counseling for you and the entire family on how to handle your child's behavior.
  • Enjoy time together on activities you both enjoy, and praise your child for tasks done well.
  • Consider limiting playdates to fewer friends, to keep your child from becoming overstimulated.