Parenting a child with ADHD is tricky. You are going to mess up a lot, and that’s okay. It’s a tough balance of bonding and creating a deep relationships while also helping them develop the conduct that will help them succeed in life. Your patience will run out, and you may get angry. Again, these are normal feelings that every parent has. But remember it’s these often uncontrollable behaviors that are the enemy, not your child.
Accept the Imperfect
If you had an image of how you’d be as a parent, you can probably toss that out the window. No matter what child, parenting isn’t what you think it will be. So, embrace the imperfect and accept your child with love. But that doesn’t mean you should dote on them more because they have a “disorder,” rather you should push them to be more independent.
How to Make These Goals Align Better
Your relationship with your child will have mountains and valleys, highs and lows. In order to not spend too much time in the valley, you may need to obtain outside help. As they say, it does really take a village. You’re not alone in this. Can you find help at your child’s school? More often than not, this isn’t the case for kids with ADHD. Most public schools are scrambling for budget dollars so things like this get cut.
Your child probably needs specialized help that focuses on the symptoms of ADHD, including: disorganization, distraction, impulsivity, and inability to meet deadlines. Your child can improve in all those areas with the help of an ADHD coach.
Why Choose ADHD Coaching
Parenting a child with ADHD can improve when your son or daughter begins ADHD coaching. Just as your child learns, you can, too. You wouldn’t expect your child to start driving without learning how. The same reasoning applies to ADHD coaching. With one-on-one programs that take into account the child’s specific challenges and learning style, you could see changes almost immediately.
ADHD coaching won’t “cure” your child because they don’t need to be cured. ADHD isn’t a curse unless you let it be. When children learn how to compensate for some of their shortcomings with effective coping mechanisms, new behaviors begin to emerge. School conduct improves, too. It should remove some of the challenge in regular interactions including conduct at school. By asking for help, the anxiety and frustration you feel parenting an ADHD child can be significantly reduced.
Find out more about how Live ADHD Free can help. With a free consultation, we’ll recommend the best plan of action that will allow your child to grow and flourish. Get in touch today.