Family Coaching

As parents you will have the single biggest impact on your child’s development with or without ADHD. If you have a child with ADHD, I know you will have experienced the roller-coaster ride that ADHD manifests in children. Some of these symptoms are listed below:

  • Making friends

  • Keeping friends

  • May have short term memory challenges

  • Struggle with paying attention when spoken to

  • Interrupt other’s conversation in order to get their point across

  • Blurt out in class

  • Daydream

  • Overreacts to certain situations or appears hypersensitive

  • Are often the victim of bullying or are bullies themselves

  • Maybe unreliable and have difficulty following through

  • Keeping up in the classroom

  • Have problems sleeping at night

 

Many of you will have done your own research, listened to webinars and read countless books, but you still feel like the situation is out of control. I fully empathise with you, as this is what happened in our family and from time to time still does.

This is where I can help. With the intimate knowledge you already have about your child and my deep understanding of ADHD, I can help you make sense of their behavioural challenges and we can explore new ways that work for you, in which you learn the underlying reasons why your child acts the way they do in particular situations.

We can also look at any social or academic challenges they are having at school and again work out the underlying reasons for these. Children have preferred learning and processing styles and once these are known, you can advocate with the school the best method for them to communicate academic information to your child. They may also have social challenges with their peers or carry a lot of social anxiety which we can also work on.

This is the Family Coaching I offer. I can coach you the parents, your child or a combination of the both of you. However, I’ve found it far more effective to coach the parents first and then the child at a later stage if necessary. Look upon this as you the parent becoming the coach for your child.

 

It goes without saying that the earlier you invest in your own knowledge, the more likely it will be that your child obtains the best outcome for their unique ADHD strengths and challenges.

 

If this is something you would like to discuss, then please book a free half hour consultation call here or send an email to richard@adhdcoaching.org