chapter  19
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What Parents Need to Know

As you set out to help your ADD teenager, bear in mind that in addition to the challenge of ADD, he or she is going through a major transition toward adulthood. As your teenager sets a course, your role is one of assistance and guidance in facing the major challenges of life. Your task is one of stewardship, providing direction, correcting errors, looking ahead for problems, and infusing your child with selfconfidence. You will be helping your teen to manage his or her own life so that he or she can take charge of life in ways that will be constructive and satisfying.