ADHD Treatment Programs & Parenting Help

Parenting Help for Troubled ADHD Teens
A troubled teen's problems with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is not only a strain on parents, it is underscores a painful struggle for many children and teens to cope with the uncertainties of a life that they are struggling to understand. There are many exceptional ADHD treatment programs available for parenting troubled teens. In addition, inexpensive and FREE HELP for you and your troubled teen exists.

With proper intervention and your commitment, you can give your teen
a greater chance at success ... for happiness ... for life.

Is your teen's life in chaos due to a struggle with ADHD, and/or any of the issues below? Is your family life in chaos? Are you looking for FREE or inexpensive help? Use the Contact Link on the right.

    Does Your Teenager Struggle With the Following?

  • Family Conflict, Argumentative, Abusive Behavior
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault - Shifts Blame to Others
  • Uncontrollable Anger - Poor Emotional Control
  • Can't Accept Feedback - "Above the Law"
  • Manipulative - Pits Parents Against Each Other
  • Lying - Stealing - Sneaky Behaviors
  • Lack of Motivation - Lazy - Resists Tasks
  • "I hate you," attitude
  • "You can't make me," attitude
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol or Drugs
  • Skips School - Truancy
  • School Suspensions - Authority Problems
  • Grades Have Fallen - Academic Problems
  • Can't Keep Friends - Peer Problems
  • Legal Problems - Facing Justice
  • Fighting - Violence and Aggression
  • Gang Involvement & Glorification

    Has there been a diagnosis of a disorder?

  • Danger to Self or Others
  • Runs Away or AWOL
  • Conduct Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Poor Choice of Friends - Easily Misled
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Bipolar Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Low Self-Esteem or Poor Self-Image
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide (Ideation)
  • Drug Abuse or Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
  • Smoking or other Tobacco Use
  • Sexually Active - Risky Behavior
  • Cutting - Self-Harm or Mutilation
  • Adoption Issues - Associated with RAD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Learning Disabilities - Diagnosed?

If your teenager is struggling with any of these issues, get FREE help now.
Fill out our inquiry form by following our contact link (above right), and we will contact you promptly.

What is ADHD and How do You Manage it?

(Continued from ADD Treatment)

ADJUSTMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Children with ADHD do best in a quiet, calm, structured, low-stimulation environment (e.g. one to one) and poorly in chaotic situations (e.g. busy classrooms, noisy, busy homes). As a family you may want to find ways to reorganise life so that it is less stressful for all of you. At school the teachers will be doing the same, and it is best if the two can be co-ordinated.

CLEAR BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Children with ADHD have to be given clear and exact instructions and expectations. If they are clear on the reward and punishment system then they will adjust their behavior accordingly. The support or the social worker can help you devise strategies for a Clear behavioral management program to help your child.

SUPPORT FOR THE PARENTS. These children are hard work - even for the best of parents. This often produces a lot of stress. Often this can lead to marital breakdowns and parents getting depressed themselves. To prevent this you may need to consider getting help for yourselves - parent support groups, parent training groups, respite care, marital counseling, family therapy are all possible resources.

MEDICATION. Medication is not a cure, but can be an invaluable help. Getting it right is important and so you will need to work closely with your key worker and doctor. The goal of medication is to reduce the symptoms so as to give the child the opportunity to learn academic, social, and other life skills. By itself, however, it is unlikely to solve all the problems and so cannot be used as an excuse to opt out of the above ingredients.

There are several types of medication that are used. The most common are the "stimulants" (discussed on the next page), but increasingly common is the new medication atomoxetine, which seems to work very well with few side effects. Ask your doctor for full information.

Health professional can only help the parents solve particular problems of your child, but they can not bring up your child for you. They will also help you clear your doubts on how to handle certain situations.

The person who has to cope with this is you and your family. Therefore, this is best addressed by you and the first step towards this is to learn as much as you can. Learning all you can results in better management and better results.

Author: Dr. Noel Swanson

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