Adopt a pet
As a study in the Journal of Attention Disorder revealed, kids who take part in canine-assisted intervention (CAI) grow up to have healthier social interactions than those who take part in regular cognitive behavior interventions. For parents of kids with ADD or ADHD—a not uncommon prospect, since, according to CDC figures, there were 6.1 million cases in 2016—adopting a pet can work wonders on helping a kid manage the condition. So next time your kid asks, “Can I have a dog? I promise I’ll take care of it,” take heed—even if you know they’re lying.