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What do I need to know about caring for a child with ADHD?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Many children will require daily medication often in combination with professional counseling. It is also recommended that you educate yourself about the best practices for interacting with and disciplining the child. Patience, affection, and an organized routine are helpful.

Parents can help children deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by giving them a schedule to remind them what they're supposed to do. It also doesn't hurt if parents give their children a little reward for doing a good job. Some parents put alerts in their kids' phones to keep them on schedule and not miss things.

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