Can Parenting REALLY be Manageable? YES!
Modern parents make more decisions in an hour than than their parents made in one day. I believe parents can develop a positive life-long relationship with your child while parenting with emotional resilience. Working together, parents become more skilled in communicating with their parenting partner as they coordinate and apply their new and collaborative parenting practices.
The success of family management
with children challenged by their ADHD
rests on the education and involvement of their parents.
Raising a complex child is, well, complex. Parents’ default under stress is to return to the skills of and memories of their own experiences as a child. Our ‘connected’ society values emotional resilience but how do you practice it and teach it at the same time? Just try to apply your parents’ techniques with your ‘connected’ child who lives with the unmanageable emotional distractions of social media!
‘Why isn’t my child motivated like I was?’ Or, ‘uh, oh, my child behaves a lot like me.’
What can I do in partnership to soothe our family chaos?
Dr. Sam Goldstein writes that parent compliance is a key challenge in their work with families with complex kids.
Maureen Nolan, LPC, MACC, NCC is an Atlanta area ADHD/Executive Function and Attention Coach and a therapist. She specializes in working with parents with kids on the LD/ADHD/Spectrum. She recommends parents commit to a 4-session parenting reboot and scheduling their own personal and private sessions. Parents’ commitment to private sessions solidifies a truly focused opportunity to learn a system and then to apply the decision-making and communication process. Atlanta area doctors refer couples to Maureen to provide parenting instruction for a family life with challenging children. In the privacy of personal sessions, parents will lean ‘into the bones‘ of their family needs. Together, we move deeper into the history of their own parenting models and then into the core of how to change their in-the-moment challenges at home. This personal attention with parents provides the flexibility to adapt around their family schedules.
Additionally, Maureen presents the parents with research based solutions that are designed to radically improve the lives of parents. With this reality-based therapy/coach approach, parents coping with complex kids become happier, more confident and successful.
And, as a therapist, specializing in neuro-diverse life challenges for 13 years, Maureen is also available for therapeutic support for parents who want something extra.
The success of family management with children challenged with ADHD rests on the education and involvement of their parents.