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Bonding Activities: Effective, Practical Relationship-Building Ideas for ADHD Families

Includes 3 slides about a child's developmental vs physical age

The following webinar was hosted by ADDitude Magazine and sponsored by Brain Balance.

Do you ever feel like your relationship with your child or teen revolves around their ADHD — and not who they are as a person? That all your time is spent talking about school and chores and what’s NOT done? ADHD can sometimes obscure your child’s true self and prevent joyful connections.

Here, learn how and why the three core symptoms of ADHD — dysregulated attention/focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity — get in the way of building a relationship with your child. For each of the three core facets of ADHD, learn how to identify when and how symptoms are affecting the parent-child relationship — and how to overcome those challenges with relationship-building strategies.

Get conversation starters and sample language for each parenting stage — childhood, middle school, and high school — plus strategies to build connections, ideas for one-on-one activities they’ll love, and advice for better listening and asking questions to build connection will all be included.

Finally, learn how to use games in fun, engaging ways to build connection — this includes board games, conversation games, cooperative games, art/craft activities, and outdoor games. Get a list of lesser-known but highly enjoyable games and activities, plus learn how to prepare for game nights and make the experience successful.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to work with, not against, the core symptoms of ADHD to form a deeper connection with your child or teen
  • Specific techniques, phrases, and responses for deepening conversations with your child or teen
  • Ways to use child- or teen-led time to form a stronger bond
  • Activities for one-on-one time that everyone will LOVE
  • Games to use with children and teens with ADHD to build their executive functioning skills in fun ways

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