If you're a mother or father of a lower-school student who has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be relieved to finally put a name to the complexities your child experiences when it comes to finishing tasks, focusing on school work, or adjusting to the demands of a new teacher each year. But you probably have a lot of questions about this new diagnosis. How can you best meet your child's needs while also balancing the needs of your other family members, your own work, and your relationships? Understandably, you want to do all you can to guide your child and to help your whole family better understand what it looks like to love and support someone diagnosed with ADHD.
This is where Mind Coach NOLA comes in.
How can Mind Coach NOLA help overworked, overstressed parents of elementary-school children diagnosed with ADHD?
By helping you—the parents. If your child is too young to benefit from an ADHD coach, I often work with parents, coaching them on how best to support their child. This might look like setting up structures in the home (i.e. routines and reward systems), reflecting on the language used at home, and honing your parenting skills. The goal is for you to better understand your child's brain, and for your child to feel fully understood and supported both at home and at school.