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I have an 8 yr. old son with ADHD and he gets super hyper in restaurants.  How can I get him to sit down and eat his food?

In Topics: ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Apr 4, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Go early, take games to play or crayons, have some idea of what you want to order, take walks while waiting, sit, eat and go.  When he is older, you can practice staying longer, letting him make menu choices, or ordering dessert.  Now I would take it a step at a time.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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