ADHD in Reality

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ADHD in Reality

  1. 1. ADHD in Reality:Practical Tips for Parents from Parents Prepared by ImpactADHD 2012 All Rights Reserved 1
  2. 2. ADHD Basics ADHD’ers are typically challenged with:  Attention  Impulsivity  Organization  (possibly) Mood  (sometimes) HyperactivityImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 2
  3. 3. How does ADHD show up? We have identified six (6) key aspects of life where these challenges show up in families  Organization  Emotionality & Impulsivity  Family Dynamic  Logistics At Home  At School  Impact on the Parent’s LifeImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 3
  4. 4. Activity #1How Does ADHD show up at your house?OrganizationEmotionality & ImpulsivityFamily DynamicLogistics At HomeAt SchoolImpact on the Parent’s Life Fill in your worksheetImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 4
  5. 5. What do you do about it? Six (6) Fundamental Steps to Effectively Manage ADHD in the family  Identification  Education  Treatment  Structure  Self Care (includes brain health)  CoachingImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 5
  6. 6. We believe… Parents are the Missing Link in ADHD Treatment  ADHD is an ongoing issue requiring management  Kids need help from parents to learn to manage their ADHD  Parents need support & guidance to help their kids most effectivelyImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 6
  7. 7. Activity #2 What’s your role?Choose at least one (1) area & brainstorm your role as a parent: Identification Education Treatment Structure Self Care (brain health) Coaching Fill in your worksheetImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 7
  8. 8. ImpactADHD’s Parenting Action Model Identify and Assess Rinse & Decide & Repeat Plan Take ActionImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 8
  9. 9. Helping YOU Helps your KIDS Take Care of Yourself! • Put Yourself Back on Your List (Put your Oxygen Mask on First) • Model Healthy Choices • Get the Help & Support you NeedImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 9
  10. 10. Turning Information into Action • What did I learn today? • How can I apply this in my life right now? • What is a realistic action step for me to take this week? • How can I set myself up for success? Take a Coach Approach to Parenting!ImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 10
  11. 11. National Resources for ParentsCHADD – www.CHADD.orgNational Resource Center on AD/HD: www.help4adhd.orgADHDAware: www.adhdaware.org (ADHD awareness)Edge Foundation: www.edgefoundation.org (ADHD coaching for students)ADHD Coaches Organization: www.adhdcoaches.org (coaching for adults)ImpactADHD: www.ImpactADHD.com (ADHD parent training & coaching) How to contact us: Elaine@ImpactADHD.com Diane@ImpactADHD.com 404-231-0390ImpactADHD.com 2012 All Rights Reserved 11

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