Caring for children with ADHD can be especially difficult for parents and family members, but there are many resources and strategies available to help cope with any challenges.

Resources

There are many resources available to parents, such as support groups, that can provide helpful information about ADHD. For example, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has educational programs to provide parents and children with ADHD with the support and tools they need to cope with any challenges. It is also helpful to connect with other parents near you who also have children with ADHD in order to better understand how to deal with the disorder.

Coping Techniques

 

  • : Maintaining a positive attitude and rewarding good behavior can be very encouraging for children with ADHD. They may respond well and show improvement in their behavior.
  • : It can be important to be a good role model for a child. If you want your child to behave more calmly, start by showing patient and controlled behavior and setting a good example.
  • : Keep your child’s life as organized and predictable as possible. Avoiding too many changes in structure and routine can help your child feel safe and even improve their behavior.
  • : Don’t forget to give yourself a break every now and then. Dealing with ADHD can be quite stressful and breaks can you feel more relaxed and at ease.

Next Steps

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