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Explaining ADHD to a Child

If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may have asked yourself, “How should I explain to my child that he has ADHD? Should I tell his brothers and sisters? My parents? School. The basic answer to the question of how to explain ADHD to others is, be honest. ADHD should never be a secret. Secrets imply there is something to hide, something to be ashamed of. ADHD is nothing to be ashamed of, any more than waring eyeglasses is something to be ashamed of. Siblings, grandarents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the school should all know about ADHD. The key here is education. you, the parent, should learn enough about ADHD to be able to explain it to your child and the rest of your family.

More about ADHD and Parenting @ http://www.drhallowell.com/add-adhd/add-parenting/

 

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