When your teen with ADHD starts dating, it can be an exciting time. Trouble with executive function, including impulsivity, can lead teens with ADHD (also known as ADD) into difficult situations that they don’t know how to get out of.
Trouble with social skills may create awkward or unsafe encounters.
Try to make your teen feel comfortable by speaking openly about dating issues.And if being late becomes a habit, there need to be consequences.Teens with ADHD are more likely than their peers to find themselves in risky situations.For instance, when kids go out with someone and use drugs or alcohol, it might compromise their judgment. Help your teen identify when a situation feels uncomfortable, and suggest ways to get out of it.She can tell the person she’s with that she has an early curfew that night, or that she’s not feeling well and needs to go home.