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13 Tips for Buying Gifts for Children With ADHD

Here are 13 tips to guide you in choosing a present for that special child in your life who has ADHD.
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Picking the perfect gift

by Anne Harding

For kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), flashy gifts or favorites from your own childhood may not be the best choice.

A Monopoly set may exasperate a child who can't pore over the instructions, and even Leggos could frustrate some who can't sit still, says Stephanie Oppenheim, the co-founder of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, which gives out awards to toys and books.

"The big advice I always give people is 'play to the strengths of your child,'" she says. "You build up their sense of confidence in terms of what they can do."

Here are 13 tips to guide you in choosing a present for that special child in your life who has ADHD.

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