5 Ways to Motivate Your ADHD Teen

Does this sound familiar?

You think ADHD coaching would be good for daughter to try but she doesn’t want to have anything to do with your suggestions.

You aren’t alone. It can be an uphill battle to get a teen or college student to try out something that their parent recommends. And coaching won’t help if your child is unwilling to partner with a coach. So what is a parent to do?

  • Don’t force! A coach should never be a punishment for a student who is not performing.
  • Motivate, not dictate. If a student is indifferent about something, parental pressure will often prejudice and polarize them.
  • Understand the benefits. Read our testimonials, check out the research that proves ADHD coaching is a highly effective intervention, watch a video to understand the process and benefits sufficiently so that you can motivate and encourage your child.
  • Talk to a coach. Many coaches specialize in working with parents to convince their child to participate in coaching.
  • Eye on the prize. As parents it’s easy to get caught up in what WE want for our kids and forget it is THEIR life. Help your son think about his goals and explain a coach will work with him to reach them.

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2 Responses

  1. Deibis

    Este tema es muy importante para mi vida y la de mi hijo quien fue diagnosticado con TDAH y estoy tan estresada que lloro todas las noches por no saber como actuar.

    • Peggy Dolane

      Por favor, perdona mi mal español. Estoy utilizando Google para traducir. 🙂
      Tenemos un entrenador que habla español. Es posible que desee para ver si eso le ayudará a usted ya su hijo. ¡Buena suerte!