ADHD in Boys
Middle School Friendships
My 11 yr old son has severe ADHD. He takes Adderall and it does help a lot with school work but socially he constantly tries to be funny and show off when he is with his peers. He has a lot of surface friends but I think most of the time he tends to annoy people and so he doesnt really have any “close” friends. Ive tried to coach him to tone it down a little and that he has to nurture friendships and compromise. Ive told him he cant always be “on” because it turns people OFF! On the weekends he spends a lot of time alone and with his 5 yr old brother because no one really calls to ask him to hang out. He just texted me from school and said he was bummed because he feels like he doesnt have any friends. :-( Im not sure what else I can do to help him. Any suggestions? Maybe I just need to let him figure it out on his own but its so hard. Im thinking maybe he needs a therapist and that he might listen to them more than taking advice from his parents?
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