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How can hobbies help my child with ADHD in their social life?

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Look for hobbies that center around your child's interests. It can be things like art, video games, sports, or whatever. Instead of signing up for what you think is best, let your child help you decide. Look for programs that have kids with ADHD in mind.

From: ADHD and Your Child's Social Life WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ADDvance: “Social Skills for Kids with ADHD.”

Bagwell, C.L. , November 2001. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Davidson Institute: “Tips for Parents: Improving Skills in Children with ADHD.”

Hoza, B. , July 2007. Journal of Pediatric Psychology

CDC: "Other Concerns & Conditions."

CHADD: "Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ADHD."

Unnever, J.D. , February 2003. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Understood: "FAQs About Social Skills Groups."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

SOURCES:

ADDvance: “Social Skills for Kids with ADHD.”

Bagwell, C.L. , November 2001. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Davidson Institute: “Tips for Parents: Improving Skills in Children with ADHD.”

Hoza, B. , July 2007. Journal of Pediatric Psychology

CDC: "Other Concerns & Conditions."

CHADD: "Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ADHD."

Unnever, J.D. , February 2003. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Understood: "FAQs About Social Skills Groups."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

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