Live Webinar on April 28: Game-Changing Strategies for Raising Teen Boys with ADHD
Register below for this free expert webinar on raising teen boys with ADHD on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm ET.
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Teen boys with ADHD have a hard road to travel as they take on more classes, harder assignments, an increasingly complex social environment, and a rapidly changing body. One of their biggest developmental tasks is to separate from parents. Ironically, they will need your wisdom, continued support, and encouragement to accomplish this independence.
To begin, parents must understand the neurobiological impact of ADHD on a teen’s behaviors. For instance, boys’ rising testosterone levels increase risk-taking behaviors, and their high rate of co-existing disorders increases challenges at school and home. Hyperactivity often improves as a boy matures, but he continues to lag behind peers cognitively and socially. Many successful adults with ADHD report that the most important factor in achieving independence is the support of a person who never gave up on them. The good news is that you can be that person for your son.
In this webinar, you will learn proven, research-based strategies like the following to improve outcomes for your son and happiness for your family:
- Set realistic expectations for your son in different areas of his life – home, school, community
- Identify what he “can’t” do for himself and what he “won’t” do for himself, and implement support strategies where needed
- Focus on your son’s strengths while shoring up weaknesses that may keep him from using those strengths
- Help him figure out what helps him succeed and how to advocate for his needs
- Use proven methods to encourage motivation to change behavior, including involving him in planning for change, setting manageable goals with immediate rewards or consequences, and keeping a record of his successes
- Set the right example by showing good behavioral control, respect for others, problem-solving skills, and the ability to recover from setbacks.
Have a question for our experts? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., is a Licensed School Psychologist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with a special interest in ADHD. She has a wide range of public school experience ranging from teaching to administration in elementary, middle, and high school settings. She was selected Florida School Psychologist of the Year for 2012. She has spoken at national and international conferences on ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, and learning disabilities and has co-authored four books on ADHD, including Raising Boys with ADHD and The ADHD Empowerment Guide, both published by Prufrock Press.