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Enforce consequences immediately. Never waver from the rules. Recognize the good moments. And more ADHD discipline help from parenting guru Peter Jaska, Ph.D.
Q: I had the best of intentions when I bought a planner. I am a 33-year-old woman with ADHD who can’t keep up with things — appointments, house chores, and so on. The first couple of days with my planner were wonderful: I kept track of things without missing a beat. The next week, I didn’t write down everything I needed to do. Then I lost the planner for a day. I became frustrated and angry. I thought a planner would solve my problems. What did I do wrong?
Families report significant stress when a child has ADHD, even after their child is successfully treated. Up until now, families have typically received little help even as their well-being suffers. Now, researchers have created a new tool to help doctors support these families. The IMPACT 1.0 rating scale was co-created by researchers and families using design thinking methods.
A diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) can transform an entire family. Just ask Carolyn O’Neal, a retired school principal in Elgin, Illinois. Her diagnosis strengthened her marriage and helped two of her three adult children realize that they, too, had ADD. Treatment gave her the focus to earn a doctorate in education and made her more sensitive to the needs of kids who struggle with ADD at school.
As parents of kids with ADHD, the word “enabler” is often thrown around. And while I do think that it’s a good thing for parents of kids with ADHD to be careful about enabling them, I think a lot of people use the word without knowing what it means.
Resilience is, arguably, the most essential life skill. It allows us to learn from past mistakes, adjust our strategies, and try again. Sort of like Thomas Edison — and countless other revolutionary thinkers. Here, Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., explains how to build resilience and confidence in kids with ADHD.
He’s tired, grouchy, and hungry. His meds are wearing off and school just ended, so he’s headed your way! Quick, here’s how to stop your child’s meltdowns before they begin.
What does it feel like to have ADHD? And, more importantly, what’s the long-term experience of ADHD like? A recent post at my website (www.adhdmarriage.com) reminded me of how poorly those of us without ADHD understand that ADHD experience, and how critical it is that we think compassionately about our partner’s way of being in the world. Non-ADHD partners tend to underestimate the significant issues that adults with ADHD face every day.