It is helpful for caregivers to really understand their child and why they struggle. Children with ADHD has different variations of difficulty. They really want to do well, but they have to work harder. They need parents and caregivers that get their struggle, that try to understand where they are coming from. When you have a child with ADHD you have to work harder as well, especially on having patience with the behaviours that at times feel as though they are doing on purpose. ADHD FACTS for Caregivers – YouTube
Things to Keep in Mind:
- Parents do not cause ADHD
- Children are behind up to two years in their executive functioning
- Socially and Emotionally is where many struggle the most
Executive functions help us put plans into action. To control our emotions and do well in our environment with confidence. Many children with ADHD struggle with more than one executive function.
- Paying attention.
- Organizing, planning, and prioritizing.
- Starting tasks and staying focused on them to completion.
- Understanding different points of view.
- Regulating emotions.
- Self-monitoring (keeping track of what you’re doing)
What Children and Teens Need from Us
What children need the most is patience and understanding. They are doing the best they can. They need to know that the love from caregivers will stay the same no matter what they do.
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