The Power of Unconditional Love

 

Watching your child struggle in school when you know how smart and wonderful he or she is can truly be heartbreaking.  The most important thing you can do for your child is stay consistent with your expectations and to not lose an ounce of faith that she will succeed.  Your child needs to know that you believe in her, even though she is having a hard time or is even repeating patterns that are only giving her difficulty.  Children with ADHD are often bored in school, miss important information, assignments and deadlines because of attentional challenges and then feel terrible because they just can't seem to pull it together.  Throughout all of this you need to remain your child's champion and continue to reinforce the importance of self awareness and skill building so that your child perseveres and overcomes her challenges.  Help your child figure out what she needs to do differently in order to reach her goals.  You can do this by asking your child what he or she thinks might help and then listen to what she says, really listen.  Don't add in your own ideas until you have heard what your child has said and only then weave in your suggestions.  To learn more about how to support your child join us at Titcomb's Book Shop on Rt. 6A in East Sandwich on May 13th at 7 PM for the launch of our newly released book Navigating ADHD:  Your Guide to the Flip Side of ADHD.  

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