Parenting Children with ADHD
This 3 week course developed specifically for parents/carers managing children with ADHD.
Topics in the course include:
• What is ADHD?
• How does ADHD affect family life?
• Creating better routines & relationships
• Using rewards & consequences
• Managing difficult behaviour
• Working with schools
• Building self-esteem
• Family problem-solving
The course is suitable for parents carers, grandparents and community members. Recommended for parents of primary/early high school aged children, but all are welcome.
The goal of this course is to inform and empower parents to work together with their child to cope with the many difficulties of ADHD by passing on practical, workable strategies that will make a difference in the lives of all family members.
An environment conducive to the engagement of parents through non-judgment, empathy and acceptance is a priority. Plenty of time will be allowed to discuss the home practice exercises to encourage parents to support each other in putting these ideas into practice and celebrate their successes.
An important goal of this course is to foster solidarity and support amongst the participants whereby they share and discuss their parenting experiences. This in turn can lead to lasting friendships, which offer parents the hope of ongoing support on their parenting journey.