How can we raise our kids with ADHD to become mentally healthy and successful adults? In this course, we talk with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. Dr. Hallowell authored the groundbreaking book on ADHD, Driven to Distraction, and has written several other books on ADHD, including a newly released e-book, co-authored with Lisa Schuman, ADHD and Adoption. He was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years and is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers.
This course covers the following topics:
Part 1: Understanding ADHD
- What is ADHD?
- What are the symptoms?
- What causes ADHD?
- The genetics of ADHD.
- Are adopted and foster kids more prone to ADHD?
- How to tell if our child’s behavior is ADHD or caused by the trauma they’ve experienced?
Part 2: Treating ADHD
- Avoiding “learned helplessness”
- Importance of early diagnosing and intervention.
- Who to go to for diagnosing?
- Nutrition and lifestyle that will help kids with ADHD.
- To medicate or not?
- Should you take a medication break/holiday?
Part 3: Parenting Challenges with Raising a Child with ADHD:
- Managing expectations
- Stop comparing your child and yourself to other parents and their “perfect” kids.
- Self control
- Sticking to an activity - the challenge of finding the balance between encouraging a child to persist and letting go.
- Why can my child focus on a video game but take 3 hours to finish a 30 minute homework assignment. And what can I do about it?
- What to let go and what to not. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Part 4: Looking for the Positives in ADHD
- ADHD is not a disorder, but rather a trait. Manage it properly and turn it can become a tremendous asset.
- Think of treating ADHD not as treating a disability but as unwrapping a gift.
- Explaining ADHD to the child.
- Co-Author of Positively ADD
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