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Breaking it Down for You and Your child with ADHD


Let’s be honest, the diagnosis of ADHD has been around for over 40 years. We know what ADHD looks like, and may know a handful of children that “appear” to have symptoms. Twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls. While 1in 50 children may be struggling with ADHD. What do children face? Here are a few items:

  • Gets distracted easily
  • Impulsive
  • Difficulty in School
  • Coordination challenges
  • Self Centered Behavior
  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention Demanding Behavior
  • Emotional challenges
  • Difficulty following through

While this list feels overwhelming to parents, let’s remember they are “challenges” and they are significant in every setting for the child.

How do we help? Let’s Break In Down!


20 Ways To Lose A Friend

In KIDS group participants learn how to make and keep friends.  Sometimes it’s the negative Wasatch Family Therapybehaviors that make a bad first impression or push friends away.  These behaviors can be on purpose, accidental or driven by a desperate need to be accepted.  The group members came up with these 20 ways to lose a friend.  If your child struggles with friendship issues, challenge them to do identify a behavior and work on decreasing it.

  1. Being Mean
  2. Annoying behavior- not stopping when asked
  3. Trying to be friends with the wrong person (someone who is consistently mean)
  4. Being physically aggressive
  5. Cheating
  6. Gossiping
  7. Being too hyper
  8. Acting weird
  9. Inappropriate talk (swearing/potty talk)
  10. Being a know it all
  11. Being controlling
  12. Invading personal space
  13. Trying too hard (people pleasing)
  14. Not being yourself: (pretending to be like them to be accepted).
  15. Lying
  16. Antagonizing: Pushing people’s buttons on purpose
  17. Only talking about yourself
  18. One uping/ Bragging
  19. Getting jealous when they play with someone else
  20. Not taking care of yourself: (baths, brushing teeth, clean clothing, etc).
This summer KIDS group is teaming up with Mad Science to provide an innovative and hands on experience to learn social skills. Many kids excel in science because it is logical and predictable. Human behavior is much more complex. We will be using the laws of science to help explain social etiquette in a new and fun way. Click here for more information.

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