Resource for the Understanding & Treatment of All Developmenal Disorders, Including ADHD and Related Problems
For Parents Of Adolescents
Parenting tips and monthly teleseminars dealing specifically with issues related to parenting adolescent children.
If you are looking for hard facts – statistics – and information on the latest and greatest research and news on ADHD, I’d like to suggest the following sites:
Tutoring / College Consulting – JBG Tutors
Currently serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut. Expansion to a town near you – COMING SOON!
JBG Tutors offer top-notch educational assistance at affordable and flexible rates. Their team consists of qualified and experienced tutors.
Children & Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
“A national non-profit organization working to improve the lives affected people through education, advocacy, and support.”
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
“Adult ADD Resources, Help, Information, & Support”
“The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community,…”
“About.com: Expert guidance from real people searching the Internet for the information, goods, and services that you need to know related to your passion.”
**Note: If you know of another resource that should be listed here, send us a note through our contact form.
The following have graciously been shared by our “Contributing Guest Authors.”
Douglas Cowan, PsyD
Intro To Being An ADHD Parent
By Guest Author, Douglas Cowan, Psy.D.
In my fifteen years of private practice working with children with ADHD, one of the common concerns that I observed by parents was the fear that they had done something, or failed to do something, that caused their child’s ADHD. I guess it is normal to blame yourself when your child is having problems.
However, it is important for parents to know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not the result of “bad parenting” or obnoxious, willful defiance on the part of the child. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical condition, caused by genetic factors that result in certain neurological differences.
Yes, a child may be willfully defiant whether he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or not. But defiance, rebelliousness, and selfishness are usually “moral” issues, not neurological issues. Make no excuses for “immoral,” “selfish,” or “destructive” behaviors, whether from individuals with ADD ADHD or not. Parents need to step up and correct these behavior problems whether a child has ADHD or not.
It may also be true that the parents may need further training. We are constantly amazed at how many young parents today grew up in homes where their parents were gone all day. We now see “grown up latch key kids” trying to parent as best as they can, but without having had the benefit of growing up with good parental role models. This is a problem in any family, but especially when there is a child in the home who is inattentive, impulsive, and possibly hyperactive.
Parents should consider becoming a part of a parenting class offered by a local therapist, or a local church. These classes can be a good investment of your time. More information about Attention Deficit Disorder is available at the ADHD Information Library.
Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., is a family therapist who has been working with ADHD children and their families since 1986. He is the clinical director of the ADHD Information Library’s family of seven web sites, including http://www.newideas.net, helping over 350,000 parents and teachers learn more about ADHD each year. Dr. Cowan also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of VAXA International of Tampa, FL., is President of the Board of Directors for KAXL 88.3 FM in central California, and is President of NewIdeas.net Incorporated.
Parents Of Children With ADHD
If you are a parent who struggles with managing life and child – you must see this movie.
People will have you believe:
- Bad parenting causes ADHD
- More discipline will work
- Medications are the ONLY answer
- Your child needs harsher rules
But you and I know better – parenting a child is hard enough, let alone a child struggling with ADHD.
You no longer have to do this alone.
Rory Stern, PsyD
Below are previous editions of the “Symptom Free” Ezine.
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Taking Some Important Time For Self-Care
Volume 1, Issue 11
Vol 1, Issue 11(Right click, save as)
One Boy Takes The Weekend Off – A Case Study Part I
Volume 1, Issue 9
Vol 1, Issue 9(Right click, save as)
What If Your Child Couldn’t Do What You Ask Of Him?
Volume 1, Issue 8
Vol 1, Issue 8(Right click, save as)
Being An Investigative Parent – Just Like Dr. House
Volume 1, Issue 7
Vol 1, Issue 7(Right click, save as)
Finding Salvation, Support, & Resources
Volume 1, Issue 6
Vol 1, Issue 6(Right click, save as)
A Reader Asks: “ADHD Symptoms Vs. Non-ADHD Symptoms?”
Volume 1, Issue 5
Vol 1, Issue 5(Right click, save as)
Medication Is Not Always The Answer…
Volume 1, Issue 4
Vol 1, Issue 4(Right click, save as)
ADHD Is Real & It Is Here To Stay!
Volume 1, Issue 3
Vol 1, Issue 3(Right click, save as)
Establishing A Baseline Behavior
Volume 1, Issue 2
Vol 1, Issue 2(Right click, save as)
Volume 1, Issue 1
Vol 1, Issue 1(Right click, save as)