Child and Family Coaching


Do You Wish You Could Do More To Help Your ADHD Child?


Is your child not performing to his or her ability level?

Does he or she struggle to stay organized, often forgetting to do or turn in homework?

Do you feel like you have to constantly discipline your child?

 

If these scenarios sound familiar, ADHD coaching can help.

 

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Many Children and Families Need Support in Their Struggles with ADHD

jesadaphornIt can feel like you are running just to stand still when your child is struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It can be very challenging because you see how bright your child is but they’re not thriving. You may feel like you have done something wrong or fallen short somehow as a parent

Countless parents find themselves overwhelmed as they ceaselessly advocate for their child’s well-being in and out ofschool. Fighting for accommodations and trying to educate the adults in your child’s life can be exhausting. Parents fear that their child will be labeled and his or her opportunities will be limited because of an ADHD diagnosis. When parents do not understand ADHD, it’s not uncommon to struggle to accept their child’s behavior. This can result in power struggles, arguments or the child shutting down as he or she begins to believe that “mom and dad don’t understand.” While the challenges you face in advocating for your child can leave you feeling like it is you against the world, it is important to remember that you are not alone. With ADHD child and family coaching, you can learn to work with your child’s strengths and help mitigate his or her challenges.


Child and Family Coaching Can Help Your Child Reach His or Her Potential


Picture When your child is diagnosed with ADHD it is important to remember that this is only one part of your child’s identity. Many cultural and social factors can play a role in making your child’s ADHD symptoms better or worse. That is why I incorporate a variety of education and coaching methods into our work to help you better understand and advocate for your child. And when you know how to advocate for your child, you can begin teaching your child to advocate for his or herself. No two children or families struggling with ADHD are the same, which is why I tailor my ADHD child and family coaching approach to meet your specific needs. In our sessions I offer coping techniques, strategies and tools you and your child can use in response to both short and long term difficulties. ADHD affects the executive function of the brain, which can create challenges in time management, organization, planning, sequencing and initiative. Many individuals struggle to understand the challenges your child is facing, which can create tension or conflict with teachers, friends and other family members. Conversely, you may notice your child losing confidence as he or she struggles to meet the demands of peers and mentors. Understanding the obstacles in your child’s path is an important first step in helping him or her overcome the hardships ADHD can bring. For more than a decade I have helped educate and guide children, parents and families impacted by ADHD. With an experienced, professional child and family ADHD coach, you can help your child reach his or her potential.
 

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But, You May Still Have Questions About ADHD Child and Family Coaching…


Your most powerful weapon in helping your child with ADHD is education. Within the scientific and education communities, our understanding of ADHD and effective treatment has grown exponentially. In the first few sessions, I will work with the family to educate you on the diagnosis and a variety of treatment options. By better understanding the challenges your child will face and the accommodations that are available, you can avoid or reduce many of the hardships that often come with untreated ADHD.
You are your child’s best advocate, and with your help he or she can become extremely successful. He or she thinks and processes in ways you or I do not. And while that may mean accommodations are needed at school or at home, your child is not inferior or in any way disabled. In fact, many studies show that children with ADHD can lead successful, thriving lives just like their peers.
Sometimes, a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD may experience other disorders as well, called co-morbidities. In my practice, I also see clients who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA). When ADHD and these other disorders co-exist, oftentimes the child’s communication and social skills are less developed than the typical child with just an ADHD diagnosis. When working with children with these concurrent diagnoses, the coaching treatment plan will always include educational information and strategies to address both diagnoses at same time.
I utilize a strengths-based approach to provide a safe, supportive and collaborative environment for you to grow and learn. Coaching is action-oriented and provides accountability as well as support. I combine mindfulness-based exercises, skill-building techniques and short-term and long-term goal setting to help you make positive changes in your life. With my coaching, you can work to identify your strengths and innate gifts, learning how to leverage these talents to reach your full potential! In family coaching sessions, I work with the entire family as well as all other involved professionals. This helps to ensure that all parties are working together and that information is shared across the board. I am experienced in working with clients across a variety of cultures, and ensure that cultural frameworks are incorporated in the coaching process.

You Can Help Your Child


If you are ready to learn how to help and advocate for your child or if you have questions about ADHD child and family coaching, I invite you to contact me through my website or call my office at 858-334-8584 for a 15-minute free phone consultation. I also encourage you to download my free report on 10 Dos and Don’ts for Parents of Children with ADHD.

 

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Client Testimonials

"Dear Roya, I really want to acknowledge that you gave me the first step on finding out that I was working to cover my weaknesses which I stop doing, today I am working with getting stronger with my natural strengths and that is the reason why I am very grateful with you. To our success." - L.A.

“I was in the middle of a family crisis when I met Roya. I was a 23 years old girl and I came from a country, Iran, which does not recognize ADHD as a disability of adults, everyone thinks it is a made up thing to use the drug (Ritalin!). I had to fight to get even medication but medication does not change your life if you don’t know how to live with ADHD. Everything changed gradually. Roya made it cIear that I must change my environment and I must not wait for others to give me what I deserve to have. On those days I really had this belief that I am a loser and all of my dreams are just a Joke. I was even ashamed of thinking about my dreams! Roya taught me to plan and set goals, and how to take control of my life. She has a really nice smile which is so encouraging. You know no matter what happens, she always has something amazing to teach you to solve your problem and she will be by your side. She showed me the path and taught me the rules of the game of life. When you have ADHD every day is hard and everything can go wrong, and be unbearable. Once she told me “You have learned all of your life to behave like others and you think it is the only way to be successful but you have a different mind so you need a different path. You are neither weak nor abnormal. You must make peace with your brain and accept your brain is also normal, it is only different so try not to repeat wrong old ways again since no matter how hard you try you will not gain anything.

Recently, I have received an Admission letter from a Canadian University with full Scholarship to study with a professor I always wanted and in a subject which I love. If you had told me last year that I can achieve this, I would not believe you! Although I am still learning from Roya, there is one key thing I appreciate most – that is if I know HOW to do something I can achieve it. We do not know how to approach different problems in life and if you or the ones you love have ADHD and really want to change your life, I believe Coach Roya can help you and teach you HOW. I would say she is truly a life saver, just trust her and be patient. As I tell her, she is my angel.”
– Mina M.

"Within 5 minutes of my first coaching session with Roya, 47 years of shame and embarrassment began to fade away. Speaking with her reassured me that my lifelong doubts, fears and limitations about who I was and what I could aspire to become were about to change. With Roya's help, this weight was no longer a nameless shapeless thing, and as soon as I could see it, define it, observe it I realized I could change it. I no longer felt that I was struggling alone, and this helped me share with my family, friends and supporters. I could now take simple steps to work with it and not against it. I could let go of trying to hammer myself into a shape that was not suited to me, and instead, focus on my strengths and allow this "condition" to become an asset. Roya is a gentle soul with a strong determination to help, and her solid convictions made it easy for me to see that I could overcome the illusion of limitations, which were held in place from a lifetime of measuring myself against the standards of others." - J.H.

"After I discovered I have ADHD, Roya Kravetz started coaching me through Skype since I was living in Europe. She was very good and helped me structure my life, set goals and kept me accountable. She was always available if I needed advice or motivation. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an ADHD Coach." - P.F.

"ADHD is powerful. Roya taught my wife and I how not to be powerless and helpless. She introduced practical and concrete tools for working WITH the ADHD as a couple and as a family. This morning I became overwhelmed by whining kids. I got angry at my wife. We both got upset. Then, We both realized what was happening. My ADHD had us in the same old dance. Something powerful happened. I took a deep breath, asked for some space, went in the other room. My wife supported my need for space. After I calmed down I apologized to my wife and kids for my role. My wife also apologized for her role. I told them I loved them and thanked them for their patience. And the day went on and my wife and I laughed at the ADHD. Our work with Roya has changed our lives. We are empowered and educated. Most importantly Roya makes it clear that the credit for our progress is not so much about her role, as it is about our willingness to "do things differently." My wife and I feel ownership for our progress independent of the skills and knowledge Roya has shared. She helped us realize that as powerful as ADHD can be, it can't touch the power of our love when we are truly committed to living a meaningful life together. Thank you Roya." - C.O.

"“Mrs. Roya is so nice and has helped me to focus and pay attention at home and at school. I think everybody needs Mrs. Roya if they need help focusing!” - J.D. (8 years old)

"When choosing individuals that will be working with our children, we prefer people who are loving, accepting, understanding and caring. Roya has all of these qualities. She is a genuine woman who listens, offers advice, opinions and possible solutions. She speaks with you and your child not at you or above you. She easily identifies with issues of concern and is sensitive to your needs and desires. Roya is quite educated in her field and has much to offer to children and parents alike. She will be your child’s advocate and fan. We highly recommend Roya and are thankful that we had the opportunity to work with her." - S.R.

"My son is a client of Roya . He was diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. I can honestly say throughout the period of time, in which my son have been going to Roya, I have seen great improvement with my son. I can personally say that Roya has made a positive impact in my son’s life and I would highly recommend Roya as a Coach." - Parent of client

 

Illustration: Mauricio Cordero – mauriciocordero.com

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