What Are Some Strategies I Can Use When ADHD Symptoms Interfere With My Social Activities?
ADHD can sometimes make social situations challenging. For example, you may sometimes blurt out things without thinking first, or have trouble focusing on conversations.
Here are a few tips that may help you in social settings:
- Before speaking or acting, pause to make sure that what you want to say or do is a good idea.
- Practice "active listening"—pay very close attention to what others are saying before you join the conversation.
- Ask your friends, therapist, ADHD coach, or teachers to help you practice conversational skills, including how to ask questions correctly.