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How can I make sure my teen or tween with ADHD stays on task at any given time?

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It’s common for kids with ADHD to put off doing things. Stick to the start and end times you agreed on for each task. Set a timer for each activity, and make his goal to finish tasks before the timer dings. Make sure to reward success. An incentive-based program with rewards for positive behavior is the best approach, but there need to be consequences for missing the mark. Set and enforce the rules.

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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