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If my child has ADHD, how can I satisfy his need for attention?

Many times, the bad behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a misguided attempt to get some precious attention. Fuel your child up with the highest octane energy you can early in the day. Spend a few minutes being entirely present with your child. Look them in the eyes, touch them lovingly and listen closely to your child. This intense presence will give them what they need and head off desperate pleas for attention. Sometimes just a few minutes will prevent large energy draining hassles.

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