Skip to content

    ADHD in Children Health Center

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    10 Tips for Parenting ADHD Kids and Their Siblings

    Focus on school.

    Watch your kids' grades and their reports from school, Berman says. School can be a good way to see how your kids are doing and whether they need extra support at home.

    Build sibling trust.

    Help your kids spend time together. Having a sibling with ADHD is their "normal," Berman says, so they need to learn how to make it work.

    Teach empathy.

    As your kids get older, a healthy home environment in which one child has ADHD can help the others learn empathy and understanding, Wolraich says.

    Enjoy the good times, too.

    There will be moments when having a child with ADHD is hard for everyone in the family, but those moments are not all bad, Dickson says. You have to adjust, learn, and be patient -- with each of your kids equally.

    1 | 2
    Reviewed on June 24, 2016

    Today on WebMD

    doctor writing on clipboard
    ARTICLE
    mother with child
    ASSESSMENT
     
    disciplining a boy
    ARTICLE
    daughter with her unhappy parents
    ARTICLE
     
    preschool age girl sitting at desk
    ARTICLE
    Child with adhd
    SLIDESHOW
     
    father helping son with homework
    QUIZ
    doctor writing on clipboard
    ARTICLE