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Back to School with ADHD

1. Decide what you want – be realistic.

If you are going to be an effective advocate

for your child, you need to know what you

hope for and expect of your child this year.

Set goals that are clear, achievable and

realistic.


2. Get on the same page.

Children are masters at taking advantage of a

divide between parents. For a child with

ADHD, consistency is extremely important.

This means parents, grandparents and any

other caregivers all need to be in agreement

about the goals and the processes that will be

used to help your child.


3. Focus on the achievements, not the

process.

Remember those days when you were a kid,

and your parents told you what to do?

Sometimes, just because your parents asked

you to do it, you would refuse. The more your parents

pushed, you would push right back.

This is called fostering independence.


4. Establish your support team.

Being a parent of an ADHD child is a

marathon. The process is long. You can’t

do it alone. Take some time to think about

building a team of supportive adults. Who

will be on your team? Include your spouse,

your child’s teachers, coaches, tutors, and

friends.


5. Take some “me” time.

This may sound like a cliché, but it is

crucially important for you to take time for

yourself. Parenting an ADHD child can be

fraught with frustration, worry, and

exhaustion. You need to take care of

yourself. Get enough sleep, eat right, and

exercise. You are in it for the long haul. Remember , We can help you or your child with their ADHD symptoms. Get focused , reach your goals , stop procrastinating and relieve the anxiety.

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