Parents with ADHD
Ways That Parents Can Avoid or Compensate for Parenting Problem Areas- .
Excerpt from "Being a Parent with ADHD" by Sarah Channa Radcliffe
"Let everyone know. The best way to deal with ADHD is to make sure you cope with it as a family...The important thing is for those you love to understand that these behaviors are not intentional, but is due to a condition you struggle with."
"Create a Parenting "To-Do" List. As a parent with ADHD, you may have trouble identifying and sticking through your priorities...Make it a habit to update your list everyday, and note difficulties and accomplishments...."
"...Nurture an adventure-loving family. Whoever said that having ADHD is pure bane and no blessing? While other families are run by strict schoolmarms who do everything to the letter, yours have a fun-loving free spirit in charge... If you channel your symptoms to creating bonding moments, what you'll get is a closer, more resilient family. "
"Parenting issues with Adults with Learning Disabilities"- written for Learning Disabled parents, this article is quite pertinent to parents with ADD-from Learning Disabilities Association of America-
Parents with ADHD- Strategies for Raising and Parenting ADHD Children by Terry Matlan for ADDitudeMag.com
Sharing diagnosis when you and your child has ADHD - From WebMD
Tips to Help ADHD Moms get Organized - from Additude Mag.com
Doing battle with the ADHD-industrial complex (Title is misleading! Deals with the frustration of ADHD in the family- Yes, she was diagnosed after her son was) By Katherine Ellison (Author of "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention.")
How I Forgot Santa in the Bathroom- 1st chapter from Dr. Catherine Avery's Life at Full Throttle: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults. See her page on ADDerworld. (Scroll down past her postings and comments to find)
"Every AD/HD adult has his or her own story to tell: some parts are painful; some elicit deep regret or unresolved shame. But there are also "AD/HD moments" that are so common to adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder that, when viewed with the correct mixture of irreverence and humor, provoke gales of laughter, as well as a sense that those of us with AD/HD may actually have a little more fun in this adventure called life-that is, if we allow ourselves to. Read more here.
Moms with ADD - Terry Matlan's Musings on Motherhood and ADD/ADHD- Includes a professional directory (moved from ADD Consults.com), well written & on topic articles, blog/newsletter and forum.
ADHD Dad Blog- Better Late than Never- Learning to love your adult ADHD and being a loving, creative and understanding Dad, by Frank South with Additude Magazine.
Sizzle Bop Blog- by home schooler Carol Barnier, who writes sometimes from the perspective of being the doting parent of a highly-strung very distractible child, but just as often, from the perspective of being a highly-strung very distractible person herself. (Look for her "Mean Adults" series of 3 posts)
Facebook- ADHD MOMS- A unique online community where mothers of children can hear directly from other mothers about their experiences raising children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
FREE e-book- Managing Life with ADHD- about 20 pages- from Coach Brenda Nicholson (Mom with ADD and ADD children)- Blog- Focus on supplemental treatment- Sign up for her mailing list if you're interested. http://addmoms.com/
If the following articles interest you, you may purchase them for $5.95 and download them from the ADDvance Focus Series (Formerly published articles packaged according to specialized topics) Scroll to the bottom for this selection.
- ADD Mom/ADD Child
- Moms with ADD Working from Home
- Best Shot
- Parenting with ADHD: Making your Home More ADD-Friendly for Preschoolers
- Single Mom with ADD
- The Parents' Struggle
- Creating An ADD-Friendly Family Environment
Self-coaching Parenting Toolkit- CD plus booklet - Taming the Family Circus: Solutions for AD/HD Parents with AD/HD Kids ($47)
Group Coaching for Parents- ADD Parents Club- $27 a month - from ADD Classes.com
ADHD Impact.com - On-line Parent Coaching program.- Just the enews has a good selection of information. For about $50.00 a month, you get 2 group coaching programs and access to their archived material (including audio) More extensive, personalized, coaching is also available.