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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 their daily responsibilities. Together, break down big activities into smaller steps, and decide how long they need 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. The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition, Random House Digital, 2006.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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