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TIP: Exercise improves focus and mental functioning.
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Q: My son loves to play outside, but has a difficult time with organized sports. I'd love to sign him up for an activity so he can get some exercise and learn about being on a team, but it always ends up in a disaster. He gets frustrated with himself and eventually refuses to go. What can you suggest?
A: Try a sport where your son can be part of a team, but still compete individually. Swimming and tennis are both great options because there is a lot less unstructured group play, which can be overwhelming for a child with ADHD. These sports also provide the opportunity to be part of a team, without the pressure to perform.
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Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.Ed. & Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC