Are you ready to try a new approach?
Do you want to yell less and smile more? Does it just break your heart to see your emerging adult so self-critical? Now that they're growing up, are you struggling with how to help your child in this new phase of life? And if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there, is it possible that you see some of your child's challenges in yourself?
It's all about that brain
First of all, you need to know ADHD is a neurobiological condition that’s thought to interfere with a person’s executive functioning skills. So what you might be seeing as hyperactivity, impulsivity or inattentiveness starts as a problem with brain chemistry. It’s easy to mistake ADHD for laziness or not listening or lack of ability, but I want to assure you that it’s a condition that is no one’s fault. Not your child’s. Not yours.
is, there's plenty you can do
In coaching, the college-age students I work with learn to create a vision for the future, solve problems and use their strengths to their advantage.
Your child can be coached toward success in many areas, including:
Regulating the nervous system
Structure and support form the foundation for success for the student with ADHD. Clients need structure – practical tools and accountability — so that they can experience success and so that they have clear indicators they that are on track.
And they need support – encouragement, non-judgment, celebration, compassionate-but-honest feedback – to help them more clearly see the value of making beneficial changes.
That’s where a coach comes in.
Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, a more effective approach to helping a student is through the parents.
You student may not be open to 1:1 coaching. When this is the case, I can work with you to think through how you can best support your child with strategies and relationship-building tools.
Much of my work focuses on helping you take care of … YOU! I coach parents to put their own oxygen masks on first, because the more you give to yourself, the more you’ll have to give to your family.