Parenting teens can be a challenging task. Parenting teens with ADHD may create unique challenges for even the most skilled of parents. These youth can appear demanding, unreasonable, insatiable and stubborn. This may lead to parents and caregivers losing heart and feeling frustrated, drained or overwhelmed. Often intuitive parenting does not work with these kids as it likely would for a typical child/youth. A new set of parent skills specific to ADHD can be invaluable for parents of teens with the condition.
Surprisingly, the catalyst for change is the parents and caregivers, not their teen with ADHD. At ACTS, we understand the complexity of managing a child/youth with this diagnosis. In our 8 week two hour parent classes we will include specific strategies and tools that can be implemented over time. Parents will learn how to provide much-needed structure and support in their teen’s life and how to better manage their teen’s behavior in a respectful, assertive manner.
Our 8 week parenting classes focus on the following:
- Neurobiology & characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Co-Occurring Conditions that may be present with ADHD
- Effective communication techniques
- Behaviour management strategies
- Stress and anger management
- Coping skills
- Problem solving
- Esteem building
- Information on medications
Please feel free to complete a registration form (see below) and a clinician will contact you.
Dates: Eight Monday evenings
Registration is ongoing.
For inquires about next start date, please contact Kathy at 778-686-3267 or by email: [email protected]
Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM
Location: Griffin Business Centre, 388 – 901 West 3rd St. North Vancouver, BC V79 3P9
To register, please fill in the form below and one of our counsellors will contact you shortly to set up a complimentary 30 minute intake telephone call.