Event Detail

Lunch N Learn

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  • Starting: Oct 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  • Ending: Oct 16, 2019 at 1:00PM

When a child receives an ADHD diagnosis, they often take home a prescription for medication, maybe a handout titled “What Is ADHD?”, and that’s it. Rarely do they get a clear, fact-based explanation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. As a result, many kids — and parents — feel unnecessarily ashamed of the diagnosis.

ADHD Awareness Month is a perfect time to address this prevalent and persistent problem. The gains to a child’s self-esteem and self-understanding are huge when a caregiver works to gain deep knowledge and insight about attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) — and the words to explain it effectively to a child, family members, and friends. Helping your child explain his own ADHD to peers and teachers is empowering and the most effective form of self-advocacy.

In this webinar you will learn

  • How to help kids at various ages explain their ADHD diagnoses to peers
  • How parents can explain the condition to extended family members and friends who may see ADHD as a “character flaw”
  • How to explain ADHD specifically to fathers who may not believe in the diagnosis or think that their child’s ADHD behaviors are intentional
  • The downside of “sugarcoating” ADHD by calling it a “superpower” or “gift”