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Suggestions for Parents

Much of what is already known about injury prevention may be particularly useful for people with ADHD. Some suggestions for parents include:
 
  • Ensure bicycle helmet use. Remind children as often as necessary to watch for cars and to avoid unsafe activities.
     
  • Supervise children when they are involved in high-risk activities or are in risky settings, such as when climbing or when in or around a swimming pool.
     
  • Keep potentially harmful household products, tools, equipment, and objects out of the reach of young children.
     
  • Teens with ADHD may need to limit the amount of music listened to in the car while driving, drive without passengers and/or keep the number of passengers to a chosen few, plan trips well ahead of time, avoid alcohol and drug use, and avoid cellular phone usage.
     
  • Parents may want to enroll their teens in driving safety courses before they get their driver's license.
     
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