It is estimated that there is a 30% chance that a child with ADHD has at least one parent who has ADHD. And there is a 30% chance that this same child will have a sibling with ADHD. Living in a family with ADHD can be quite challenging. There is always someone or something that demands attention.
Every person that has ADHD is different and reacts to family situations differently and in various degrees. With that being said, children will often respond to a parenting style that is warm and responsive.
Families with ADHD should always plan ahead for distractions. Getting ready two hours ahead of time for a certain activity might be the solution. It also takes time to actually make the mental transition from one event to another. Distractions will happen whether they make extra time for them or not.
Sometimes families may wrestle with their minds for the control of certain tasks, such as homework or chores. Chores might not be as fun or interesting as something else. And because each child is different, each one needs different coping skills to help them find their personalized path to success. Working with them on a solution as a family, means they are personally invested and they will own it.
Embracing the quirkiness of the family, strange and fun conversations and unique perspectives while staying constantly in motion may be your family’s normal. But if you feel like the ADHD in your family is getting out of control, attend one of our FREE parent information nights and learn how neurofeedback can provide a unique drugless approach to treating neurological based conditions such as ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraines, learning disorders, and panic/anxiety disorders.
Neurofeedback is a painless brain retraining process that uses sophisticated technology to achieve significant, measurable results and provide relief of various neurological/psychological conditions. Neurofeedback permanently alters the active landscape of the brain, enabling children with developmental disorders to think, feel and respond differently because they are using their brain in a more effective manner.
For more information, call 1-855-STL- ADHD or attend one of our FREE Parent Information Nights in May.
FREE parent information nights on either May 11th or 23rd