Mothers of children with ADHD are often stressed-out, overwhelmed, overworked, tired and under-nurtured for good reason. The National Institute of Mental Health identifies a host of disorders that can accompany ADHD including ASD, learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, substance abuse and other brain-based disabilities.
The ADHD Parent Care Package offers parents of teens and college students with ADHD ideas, facts, resources and encouragement. The Care Package was written to help worried parents navigate the difficult teen years when their child has ADHD. The free publication explores a wide array of information including:
- Life saving tips to mitigate the risks of ADHD teens
- Steps parents can take to help their child become a better advocate for himself
- An explanation of executive functioning and how it impacts a child’s ability to learn
- Scientifically-based facts about how ADHD impacts a child’s brain and his ability to learn in school
- Legal protections in the academic setting and important changes in children’s legal status when they turn age 18
“Adolescence is a critical time for parents of children with ADHD as children need to take on increasing responsibility for their lives when they are at a much higher risk than ‘average’ teens for dropping out or making poor decisions that will impact them for a lifetime. This care package is designed to give parents the support and guidance they need to help their children become successful, contributing adults,” says Robert Tudisco, Executive Director of the Edge Foundation.
THE EDGE FOUNDATION is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that offers supplemental treatment for students with ADHD. Founded by Neil Peterson in 2005, its mission is to help every child, adolescent and young adult with ADHD to fully realize their own potential, personal vision and passion through personal coaching. For more information contact info (at) edge foundation (dot) org or call 1-888-718-8886.