Parenting and school

Training for parents with children who have ADHD

Parenting a child with ADHD can be challenging, especially because “typical” parenting methods often don’t work well. Child psychologists can suggest ways to work with your child more effectively. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) offers a web-based parenting program you may find helpful.

Developing a supportive team at your child’s school

Teachers who are aware of your child’s ADHD diagnosis can help her reach her greatest potential in school. Talk openly with your teacher before the school year begins, so that the teacher can plan how best to interact with your child, develop a process to regularly communicate to you how school is going, and provide adequate team support if your child needs additional help. If your child attends public school, she may require an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) that will help define and track steps to success with each new school year.


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Parenting a child with ADHD

At Eugene Pediatrics in Eugene, child psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Olson often diagnoses and treats children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD—a condition that makes it difficult for young brains to focus.