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Talking to your parents
Talking to your doctor
Talking to your teachers

Talking to your parents

Talking to your parents can be hard.
They might be busy with work, managing the family or the housework. However they will want to help you and most parents will be pleased to be asked for help.

Try not to interrupt your parents when they are in the middle of something - instead, ask them if they have some time when they have finished whatever they are doing and have a chat then.

Talking to your doctor

Whatever you feel, don't be worried to speak to your doctor. Explain how your ADHD is affecting you. They will talk you through the best course of action for you, whether that is referral to the specialist or a change in medication.

If you are having problems on a new medication tell your doctor. Be open and explain everything to them as they will need to have the full picture before they decide the best course of action for you.

Talking to your teachers

Your teachers are there to help you.

Your teacher may be able to help you organise your time and break your workload down into manageable chunks. This could help you concentrate on your studies and get better grades.

 

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