Dealing with Impatience

Whether it's butting into conversations without being invited, becoming frustrated for not getting something right, or refusing to wait their turn, children with ADHD are notoriously impatient with others and themselves, a trait that often rears its ugly head in social situations.

Before your child jumps into a conversation, make sure he listens for several minutes to make sure he fully understands what is being discussed. Before responding, encourage him to collect his thoughts, quiet his mind, and think about what he could say that would add to the conversation.

If your child acts on his impulsivity and simply blabbers on without having listened to and digested what was being discussed, he could make a bad impression and drive people away.

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