This week on the podcast, Pete and I talk answer a recently asked question about how to deal with the transition to parenthood when you have ADHD. One of the key takeaways is knowing you are not alone and to rely on your support system, which means your spouse, other family members, and friends.
It also helps to talk with other parents who have walked the path of parenthood to learn how they manage their own ADHD and, in many cases, their kids who have ADHD. In fact, it’s pretty common for the adult not to get diagnosed until after the child's diagnosis.
This support helps, but sometimes it’s hard to find, so I've pulled together a list of resources showing where you can find information about parenting with ADHD and ways to connect with others who are going through some of the same challenges.
CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD) - Parent to Parent Progra
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) - Support Groups For Adults, Virtual Peer Support Groups, and Workshops
Impact ADHD - Different Coaching Programs
ADDitude Online Resources
Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
If you know of other resources, please share! There is a lot of information on how to parent a child with ADHD, but very little when it comes to ideas and strategies for the parent who has ADHD.
Please help build the list of resources!
Until Next Time,