Making friends and keeping friends can be difficult for children with ADHD. Positive peer relationships are critical to your child's development and self esteem. You may notice that your child misses social cues, gets quickly bored with the games the other children are playing, or simply acts too impulsively when in social situations.
There are some steps you can take to help your child develop these essential social skills.
Discuss People's Feelings: Look at pictures of different people in a magazine. Ask your child how she thinks that person is feeling and how she came to that conclusion. You may also prompt her to tell you what she thinks might have happened before the picture was taken that caused the emotion.
Role Play Social Situations: Act out different scenarios with your child. "Let's pretend you are meeting me for the first time." Or "Let's pretend you see a group of...