I’m Failing My ADHD Child – How Do I Help Them (and Myself)?

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Parenting a child with ADHD is tough! In ‘Life Quakes’, a dad is feeling overwhelmed – the homework battles, endless energy, and impulsive choices are straining their whole family. He’s worried about his child and blames himself. Hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Jonathan Gustave gives advice on how he can support his child’s growth, while still taking care of himself.

Structure is key

Break down tasks into small steps, give clear instructions, and have your child repeat them back to you.

Take a break (yes, YOU too)

It’s NOT your fault that your child has ADHD. To be the best parent you can be, carve out time for the things YOU love to recharge.

Get outside help

Therapists can give you and your child tools to cope, and help you let go of guilt and the idea that it’s your fault.

Have YOU parented a child with ADHD? What helped you stay sane and support your child’s success? Share your tips in the comments!

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