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Caring for your Child with ADHD

When a child is impulsive, hyperactive, and seems out of control how do you offer your best caregiving? Parents face this challenge on a regular basis when they have a child diagnosed with ADHD.

 

When a child is impulsive, hyperactive, and seems out of control, how do you remain calm and offer your best caregiving?  This is the challenge that parents face on a regular basis when they have a child diagnosed with ADHD.  Children who are agitated, dysregulated, or escalated are challenging for even the “best” parents.  Often traditional reward/punishment approaches are not a good fit for these children, and place more challenges on the parent-child relationship.  Children with ADHD are often faced with their perceived failures.  How can caregivers help kids maintain more appropriate behaviors while also maintaining positive self- esteem?  Come learn some relationship-based approaches to managing these struggles.

 

Learn to manage your child’s symptoms of ADHD in a way that helps maintain and promote a positive parent-child relationship!

 

  • Help your child to feel more prepared to deal with challenges associated with ADHD
  • Move away from constant rewards and threats of punishment
  • Promote healthy self-esteem for your child
  • Discipline in a way that helps your child learn for next time
  • Build a “tool-box” of strategies and interventions that can be tried during difficult times

 

To get more information and learn HOW to use these strategies with your child, join us for a Parent Workshop on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 6-8PM at The Theraplay Institute in Evanston.  Dr. Kimberly Shore, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will be presenting.  The cost is $25 per person and space is limited, so register now.   You can register by calling Janet Koestring at 847.256.7334 or on the web by clicking HEREHERE..   

 

The Theraplay Institute is located at 1840 Oak Ave, Suite 320, Evanston, IL, 60201.  To learn more about Theraplay, visit www.theraplay.org, join us on Facebook, or contact Allison Levine, Clinical Coordinator at The Theraplay Institute at 847.256.7334 or at allison@theraplay.org.  

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