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“I Can Do It Myself!” How to Support Tweens with ADHD (Who Don’t Want Help)

tweens and teens with ADHD either refuse to ask for help, reject it when it’s offered, or pretend (lie) that they’ve got things covered when they don’t. Some of this is due to their developmental stage.

Early adolescence is a time for stretching their capabilities and learning to do things on their own. But tweens with ADHD often overestimate their capacity for independence.

It’s a constant game of “Push Me-Pull You.” Sometimes they pull you in for comfort and support. Sometimes they push you away, unpredictably and unkindly.

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