If you have a child who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, it is important to know that ADHD affects all areas of life and can have a profound impact on your family. When you raise a child with ADHD, the child you raise requires more patience, greater supervision, more structure, and more creative restriction and discipline. Add in one or two brothers and sisters, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Support and education about ADHD are essential.
Courses provide support and education
Children and adult organizations with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) have a great parent training program called parent-to-parent (also known as P2P). P2P is unique in that it is an education and support program specially designed by parents for parents. These courses last seven weeks and are taught by certified P2P teachers who are parents of children with ADHD. As a result, there is a connection between teachers and other parents. As parents of children with ADHD, teachers often encounter all the frustration, uncertainty, exhaustion and isolation. They also learn about ADHD questions and practical information that parents need. The course content is based on the latest scientific research and is updated regularly. Parents in the class can get both the most advanced information and the perspectives of other parents who suffer from ADHD in their families.
Where can I find P2P (Parent-to-Parent) courses
P2P courses are held across the country and are also available online. The materials provided provide practical tools and techniques that parents can use every day to help support their children, better control ADHD symptoms, and improve overall family life. Participants will also receive a parent-to-parent workbook containing other information and tools. With these skills, parents will feel capable and able to cope with ADHD with more knowledge and understanding. The support they receive from their teachers and the sharing of experiences with other parents in the class are truly valuable and can change lives.
What happens during the P2P course?
The training format includes a series of 7 2-hour courses.Topics include
- ADD/ADHD overview
- Evaluation of Multimodal Therapy
- Develop parenting strategies and positive behavioral interventions
- Strengthen family relationships
- Your child’s education rights
- Bridging the gap between home and school
- Resilience, youth challenges and future success