Coping with death and grief is difficult for most people. But for kids with ADHD and their families, it can be especially hard. Trouble with impulse control, managing emotions, and adapting to change create challenges other kids don’t have.
Kids with ADHD may behave in ways that are unpredictable or inappropriate for the situation. That puts added pressure on parents and caregivers who are trying to cope with their own loss.
Despite the challenges, there are ways you can help your child with ADHD manage death and grief.