Many parents come to me because they are interested in behavioral treatment for ADHD for their child, not medication. I hear you! As a parent it is important to understand what research has shown regarding both short- and long-term effects of stimulant medications for ADHD on the developing brain and body. Here, I summarize the research for you.
I got “lightly teased” at home the other day for the fact that as soon as any mundane little task comes up, I always deal with it immediately, rather than placing anything on hold. I sort my mail into piles immediately as I get it. When I do the laundry and determine there is a missing sock, I go hunting down that sock ASAP! What is this about?
In the vlog below, I discuss 3 key strategies for parenting the ADHD child!