When Parent and Child Have ADHD

ID-100146958When a parent shares a similar experience with their child, it is natural to identify and empathize with their child’s challenges. Although empathy is important, balance and boundaries are key. Try these:

  • Don’t let your similarities cloud your responsibility or the need to set limits and boundaries for your child. Without boundaries or limits, the parent and child with ADHD tend to clash more.
  • The ideal situation is to try to keep a balance, as hard as it can be. Parents can make it a priority to address their own difficulties first with such challenges as impulsivity or impatience so they can more effectively help their child.

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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