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When You and Your Child Have ADHD – Recognize and Overcome the Barriers

 August 29, 2019—August 29, 2019 8:00 PM EDT



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We all want to be good parents. Right now, your own ADHD might make parenting your child with ADHD way harder than it has to be. Your thoughts and previous experiences may interfere with parenting your child successfully. In this first session of our educational series, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, you will learn how to deal with the ADHD “stuff” that gets in the way. John, a father with ADHD, will help you understand the barriers you can overcome. His presentation will help all parents learn more about ADHD.

John Willson has a master’s degree in outdoor therapeutic recreation administration. He is the executive director of SOAR, a nonprofit school and adventure camp that serves children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD and LD, and has led hundreds of adventure courses. He is the past president of the Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina and served on CHADD’s board of directors. He frequently makes presentations to parents and professionals at local, state, and national conferences.

Following this session, we will:

  1. Define the problems at home that are creating challenges parenting your child with ADHD.
    1. Discuss the issues causing the most stress at home.
    2. Determine what creates the most chaos and stress.
    3. Review the issues that create the most chaos and stress and think about what patterns this demonstrates.
  2. Describe strategies and treatment options that help with everyday parenting challenges, including distractibility, impulsivity, procrastination, and organization.
  3. Apply what has been learned in previous sessions to set realistic goals to reduce challenges with parenting your child with ADHD.
  4. Discover communication and interpersonal skills to resolve conflict with your child.