Parents who suspect that their child may have ADHD can feel especially overwhelmed by the thought of seeking out an ADHD evaluation during the pandemic, when many provider offices are closed or have limited availability for in-person appointments.
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While some teens are coping reasonably well with the school closures and stay-at-home orders, others are struggling and are far more irritable, withdrawn, and unmotivated than they would normally be.
During the coronavirus crisis, parents everywhere are feeling stressed and anxious. Reaching out to your network of family and friends for support can help, but sometimes it’s not enough.
Across the country, most families are now at least two or three weeks into the new normal brought about by COVID-19. If you are like many parents, you may have initially responded to the crisis with not only anxiety and dread, but also a great deal of resolve, vowing to ‘step up to the plate’ and ‘tackle this challenge head on.’
COVID-19 school closures have left parents of children with special needs, particularly those with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), feeling uncertain about their child’s rights and their school’s responsibility during this unique time.
Kids with ADHD need clear and consistent expectations in order to thrive at school and at home. Expectations provide structure and consistency and help kids strive to reach their full potential.
Recently, “snowplow parenting” has replaced “helicopter parenting” as a way to describe parents who are overly involved in their child’s lives. Like helicopter parenting, snowplow parenting stems from fear, but it’s a fear that your child will not achieve everything that is needed be successful in today’s ultracompetitive world.
Many students with ADHD qualify for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to cover special education services. IEP meetings, however, usually take place during the day, making it difficult for some parents to take time off to attend these important appointments.
The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model is a treatment approach that views challenging behaviors as a symptom of a gap between a child’s skills and an adult’s expectations.