ADHD Parenting

New! Sign Up for ADDitude’s Parenting Class

Sign up below for ADDitude’s free 8-week parenting class for ADHD families. The free syllabus includes expert advice on ADHD in boys vs. girls, oppositional defiance, screen time, meltdowns and anger, friendships and social skills, ADHD in teens, and much more. The reading for this self-guided course will be delivered via weekly emails from ADDitude starting immediately.

ADHD parenting class from ADDitude

It’s true what they say: Kids don’t come with operating manuals. But it turns out your ADDitude membership does. Just sign up here, and we’ll guide you through the most critical topics for caregivers & children with ADHD. Parents enrolled in this free, virtual course will receive weekly email newsletters featuring hand-picked ADDitude articles and resources designed to address each of the following topics:

  • Week 1 Class: Organization & Time Management — How to help the child who loses assignments, forgets deadlines, has trouble staying on schedule, and leaves a trail of clutter everywhere he goes
  • Week 2 Class: Self-Esteem & Friendships — How to help when your child struggles with social skills, cliques, and mean kids
  • Week 3 Class: Behavior & Discipline — How to discipline without yelling, including positive parenting techniques and consequences and rewards that truly motivate children with ADHD
  • Week 4 Class: Technology & Screen Time — How to set sensible tech boundaries, monitor screen usage, and help when your child gets sucked into video games
  • Week 5 Class: Defiance, Meltdowns, & Anger — How to help when your child disrespects authority figures, refuses to comply with requests, and argues about everything
  • Week 6 Class: ADHD in Boys vs. ADHD in Girls — Learn how ADHD symptoms may present differently in boys vs. girls, and anticipate parents’ top 5 challenges
  • Week 7 Class: ADHD in Teens — How to help when hormones throw your child’s ADHD symptoms, motivation, emotions, and life out of whack
  • Week 8 Class: Your Child’s Treatment Plan — How to optimize your child’s treatment plan, ensure that he’s getting the sleep and nutrition he needs, and more

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.

1 Comments & Reviews

  1. I have four kids. Twin girls that are 14. One boy that’s 11 and an 8 year old with ADHD. Monday through Thursday they do the following each day:

    8:45-9: Hygiene time!

    9-10 – (I) Dad cooks breakfast.

    10-11 – Summer bridge time (each child has an academic activity to complete – Dad checks their work from the answer key.)

    11-12 – Fun time (all kids play board games)

    12-1 – Exercise (all kids have a set of exercises to choose from – exercises are done as a team – 15 minutes is built in for bathing)

    1-2 – Dad cooks lunch.

    2-3 – Art Expression (each kid has a choose of artistic related activities to do)

    3-4 – Quiet time (each kid can sleep, listen to music, read leisurely)

    4-5 – Reading time (each kid reads for 30 minutes then writes a paragraph about what they read [could be a summary, how what they read related to their life, what they would change about what they read, what will happen next, etc.)

    5-6 – Dinner

    6-8 – Electronic time

    8-9:30 – Family time (TV, games, talk, etc. with mom and dad)

    9:30-10 Bedtime

    Fridays is our cleaning day. We clean starting at 10 am. After cleaning, they can do whatever they want. Saturdays are free days. Sundays are days that we transition back to week days. They can start technology at 10 am. They get two hours of technology and one off technology up until 8 pm. Bedtime is 10 pm so we can start our “summer program” again from Monday to Thursday.

    Charles Elliott – Summer time contest [email protected]

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