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How can I help my teen or tween handle big activities?

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Sit down with your child and make a list of all of his daily responsibilities. Together, break down big activities into smaller steps, and decide how long he needs for each task. Don't make the schedule just about tasks. Schedule breaks and other activities your child wants to do.

SOURCES:

Women's and Children's Health Network: "ADD and ADHD -- how to manage them."

Silver, L. , Random House Digital, 2006. The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition

Young, S. , John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ADHD in Adolescents and Adults

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Selikowitz, M. , Oxford University Press, 2009. ADHD

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Women's and Children's Health Network: "ADD and ADHD -- how to manage them."

Silver, L. , Random House Digital, 2006. The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition

Young, S. , John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for ADHD in Adolescents and Adults

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Selikowitz, M. , Oxford University Press, 2009. ADHD

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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