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Tips for Teaching Social Skills to Your ADHD Child

Social interactions are often hard for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as many ADHD kids are either too shy or too aggressive. But there are some simple steps parents can take to help their ADHD child learn certain skills that will make developing friendships much easier.
"Teach your child how to make friends by making and keeping friends yourself.... have a friendly home and invite people over often. Be hospitable to other children, especially children with interests similar to your child's...."
Teach your child how to recognize and respond to non-verbal communication, and how to engage in small talk. Though these skills don't come naturally to children with ADHD, they can be learned - and your child's social experiences will be much more rewarding as a result. Source: LifeWithADHD website

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Labels: social_skills, shy

Posted By: Aspen Education Group