Thanksgiving with a Side of ADHD

With Thanksgiving just days away, I wanted to share an article from Understood.org that covers the difficulties kids with ADHD and attention issues face on Turkey Day.  Inside you’ll find strategies for managing common challenges that can occur on Thanksgiving (or any other potentially chaotic and stressful family event) like interrupted routines, waiting for the big meal, and preoccupied parents.

Anticipating potential difficulties and having coping strategies in place can ease the stress of any holiday. So as you enjoy Thanksgiving, let us know in the comments if any of these strategies work for your family!

  • Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager