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How much should I get involved in the social life of my child with ADHD?

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Know that a little may be enough. Remember, while you want to encourage friendships, don't go overboard. Your child doesn't need to be part of the most popular group at school or have lots of friends. One or two close friendships may be all she needs.

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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