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Q: “How Do We Avoid Family Drama and ADHD Ignorance This Holiday Season?”

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Q: “My teens dread holiday gatherings because difficult family members of older generations will often misread their ADHD-related behaviors.

I want nothing more than to bridge these generational differences and avoid family drama. How can I help my teens manage stress and keep relatives from trying to ‘fix’ my kids?”Extended family members may not understand teens who are out-of-the-box thinkers, including those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning differences, anxiety, and so on.

Instead of considering and honoring their differences, these relatives often unload unfair judgments and expectations on teens.Being around extended family may trigger your own intense emotions, blinding you to your kids’ needs in the moment.

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