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10 year old with ASD and ADHD and low self esteem

Sarah_Miller Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2017 in Autism and neurodiversity
I have a 10 year old daughter who has ASD and ADHD. She struggles socially and has very low self esteem.  I find this really difficult.  I love her nonetheless.


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sarah_Miller welcome to the community.

    Does your daughter get any support from others? It must be tough for her and it's easy to see the link between struggling socially and low self esteem. 

    Is there anything that she is really great at that you can use to praise her for, or something she could try? A new hobby? Perhaps something she can learn alone or do with others, an instrument, art, etc?
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  • VioletFenn
    VioletFenn Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Hi @Sarah_Miller

    Some really good advice so far. What area are you in? There may be a local autism support group that could help you to find social activities that your daughter might enjoy.

    ASD advisor, Scope


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