Raising a child with ADHD is tough on parents. Children with ADHD often struggle in school, with friendships and at work. Getting your child a coach can do more than help your child succeed, it can help you too. An ADHD coach can:
- End the homework wars. When a coach is working with your still-at-home child, you won’t have to spend so much time riding herd on the homework and making sure it gets done.
- Help your child learn to manage time and learn skills to overcome procrastination and better manage her time. This is especially important as they prepare to enter the workforce.
- Help your child learn important life skills such as how to navigate social situations, personal conflicts or even manage his money.
- Help your child succeed at college. A failed college course is a financial waste, but dropping out is potential lost.
- Put your child in the driver’s seat so he is taking charge of his life and you can stop needing to be a “helicopter” parent.
Coaching is particularly well-suited to helping people with ADHD live better with the challenges of this disorder. When self management, time management, and organization don’t come naturally, an ADHD coach can help students develop these skills. Parent/child relationships often improve when an ADHD coach is added to the mix. Coaching is particularly well-suited to helping people with ADHD live better with the challenges of this disorder. When self management, time management, and organization don’t come naturally, an ADHD coach can help students develop these skills. In addition, the focused and personalized one-on-one approach of coaching works really well for young people with ADHD.
Professional ADHD coaching is not a substitute for traditional treatment for ADHD such as medication and therapy. But it can be a critical and highly effective part of a multi-modal approach to managing ADHD symptoms and learning the necessary life skills for young people to learn to live well with the challenges of ADHD.