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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Growing pains

All grown up and ready to take on the world? Teen years are challenging for many children. For children with ADHD these years can be particularly hard.

All those problems—peer pressure, bullying, fear of failure, difficulty with friendships—are especially tough if you have ADHD. Here’s how to make sure your teenager has an easier time.

All teenagers want to be independent, to enjoy freedom and do things for themselves. You don’t need me to tell you that impulsive teenagers are more likely to experiment with alcohol, other drugs and sex without thinking through the consequences, and are more likely to break adult rules on a whim. There are some invigorating options for all those times parents resort to the unsuccessful extremes ...

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