How to Motivate Your Child With ADHD at School

School can be particularly challenging for children with ADHD. The hallmark features of the condition -- inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity -- can interfere with a child's ability to meet the social, educational, and behavioral demands of a school setting. As a parent, you can help your child with ADHD succeed at school. Here are some tips.

How to Motivate Your Child With ADHD at School
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Get to Know Your Child's Teachers

Your child's teachers are an important part of your child's life -- they spend time with your child almost every day. Begin talking with them early, ideally before school starts. Make sure the teachers know about your child's diagnosis and things your child needs to be successful at school. Communicate often throughout the school year. You may want to check in at least once monthly, or more often if necessary, in person, on the phone, or over e-mail. And remember that communication goes both ways -- listen to the teachers' observations of your child at school, and share how things are going at home.

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