Raising a Child with ADHD to a Successful & Healthy Adulthood

Do you suspect your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Don’t miss today’s show with Dr. Tamara Rosier. She is the author of “Your Brain’s Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD.” She runs the ADHD Center of West Michigan and is president of the ADHD Coaches Organization.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • What is ADHD? 
    • What are the symptoms? 
    • Are foster, adoptive, and kinship kids more prone to ADHD?
    • How to tell if our child’s behavior is ADHD or caused by the trauma they’ve experienced? 
  • Treating ADHD
    • Importance of early diagnosing and intervention. 
    • To medicate or not?
    • Should you take a medication break/holiday?
  •  Parenting Challenges with Raising a Child with ADHD 
    • Managing expectations.
    • Emotional management is key.
    • Stop comparing your child and yourself to other parents and their “perfect” kids.
    • Self-control/Impulsiveness.
    • Sticking to an activity – the challenge of finding the balance between encouraging a child to persist and letting go.
    • Why can my child focus on a video game but take 3 hours to finish a 30-minute homework assignment? And what can I do about it? 
    • What to let go and what to not. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 
  •  Looking for the Positives of ADHD
    • ADHD is not a disorder but rather a trait or neurological difference.
    • Strength of divergent thinking. 
  • Tips for parents raising a child with ADHD

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