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How can I keep my teen or tween with ADHD from being overwhelmed during the day?

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As much as possible, schedule activities for the same times every day, so they're easier for your teen to remember. If you know your mornings are rushed, why not plan for them to pick out clothes or put homework in their backpack the night before, when the pace is a bit slower?

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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