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Intentionally Parenting your Child and Teen with ADHD (children through 7th or 8th grade): Dates TBD

Guiding your Teen/Young Adults towards Independence, (children 13+) : Mondays January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26                            

Mindful Parenting Groups:Learn to Respond Rather Than React”    

Judy Bandy, RN, MA, ADHD Coach is pleased to offer a Mindful Parenting Group specifically for parents of children and adolescents with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses.  Participants will learn about and discuss new perspectives on ADHD and parenting practices. Parents who have attended this group in the past reflect that they found the support of other parents who were sharing similar experiences to be valuable.

Parenting a child with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses brings its rewards and challenges. This parent group may help to support you in these common experiences:

  • Managing expectations of yourself and your child.
  • Learning when and when not to provide assistance.
  • Considering the best ways to provide assistance.
  • Responding when you witness repeated behaviors.
  • Managing your emotions when you watch your child struggle.
  • Responding in positive ways to other parents’ and teachers’ opinions about your parenting choices.
  • Fostering and preserving your relationship with your child while managing ADHD.

Group 1: Intentionally Parenting your Child and Teen with ADHD – 6 weeks

The group will uses a variety of provided resources.

Topics Include:

  • Neurology of ADHD and Executive Functioning
  • The Neuroscience of Change
  • Mindful Parenting: Choose response over reaction
  • Mindful Problem Solving
  • Understanding Stress Response
  • Managing Emotions
  • Effective Communication

Group 2: Guiding Your Teen/Young Adult towards Post-High School Independence- 6 weeks (child at least a freshman in high school)

The group will use Launching into Young Adulthood with ADHD..Ready or Not by Chris Zeigler Dendy and Ruth Hughes

Topics Include:

  • Neurology of ADHD and Executive Functioning
  • Tools to assess teen’s independence readiness for post high school experience
  • Designing steps to promote teen’s independence
  • Choosing response over reaction
  • Managing thoughts and emotions
  • Effective Communication
  • Building a collaborative problem solving approach