Welcome to the wonderful and wild phase
during which your child will change and
grow in many ways.
But hang on for the ride! Tensions at home can rise during this phase as expectations, roles, and responsibilities shift. You may find a need to change and grow in ways to remain effective in your parenting role as well.
- As any child gets older, the drive for independence grows. Yet, due to the unique pace of brain development with AD/HD, you might notice some lags in “motivation” or “responsibility” that worry you.
- Your teen or young adult may be creative and energetic and live “in the moment.” You may worry more about the long-term.
- Your child wants you to back-off. You fear he or she will “crash and burn” – or maybe just get nowhere – without your direction.
If you think you may benefit from some individualized support as you journey through this transition, an AD/HD Coach may be able to help! If you think tensions might reduce if your teen or young adult worked with a coach, that’s an option to consider too. Either way, contact me for a no-cost initial consultation: www.lizahmann.com
IMPACT AD/HD – parent training and coaching, offering articles, blog-posts, support groups, expert “talks” (some resources free) at http://impactadhd.com/
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