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How to Motivate Your ADHD Teen

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Motivation is difficult especially in teens, and when you add ADHD to the mix, it can feel almost impossible. However, motivation improvement is not  impossible and can be accomplished with the right tools and techniques. Thus, making motivating your teen with ADHD is achievable.

Additude Magazine recently did an article on this topic and specifically discussed how to motivate teens through these nine steps:

1. Finding out what the teen wants; so often they want to be heard and understood
2. Setting the tone for success as the parent and make sure they understand you are there to help
3. Letting teens chose goals to work towards
4. Ask questions of your teen find out more about the goal and how they will achieve
5. Focus on teen independence
6. Work together with teens as a team
7. Create a rewards system
8. Be fair
9. Build persistence which is an executive functioning goal of working on a task without getting distracted

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