How Do You Help An ADHD Friend?

I just met a grade seven kid who has ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Once in a while we go to church together, but he does all the symptoms of an adhd kid… I have to be seated away from my family and his sister with him so he’ll be less adhd-ish.
What do I do instead of of saying ‘no’ or try to make him sit still all the time? I unintentionally laugh at what he does which i think encourages him = =;;;
How should I act around him in general?

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How Do You Deal With ADHD?

What to do Other “do’s” for coping with ADHD

  • Create structure. Make a routine for your child and stick to it every day. …
  • Break tasks into manageable pieces. …
  • Simplify and organize your child’s life. …
  • Limit distractions. …
  • Encourage exercise. …
  • Regulate sleep patterns. …
  • Encourage out-loud thinking. …
  • Promote wait time.
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  • Broken February 4, 2009, 2:26 pm

    The ADHD should be treated in his diet and possibly with medication. As for how to act around him…one of the biggest things you can do is to be patient with him. As you know try not to laugh and encourage his behavior by giving him more attention but rather correct him when needed in a loving way. Just being friends with him probably helps.