Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? Do they have trouble at school and seem to do okay at home? Are you constantly getting calls from school with negative reports of behavioral problems and/or other issues? Does your child have poor grades from trouble concentrating? Is your child on ADHD medication yet it doesn’t seem to be enough?
These situations happen more than you might think. Sometimes it may be the complete opposite situation as well. It can be hard to be a parent of a child with ADHD, especially when they seem to be doing fine at home yet not at school. You may wonder why your child is acting so different in the two dissimilar places. It is a completely different environment with many different stimulants and triggers for them to handle. There are many people trying to manage your child’s behaviors who don’t know them as well as you do.
ADHD is manageable! Children can learn to better manage their ADHD with the help of coping skills and emotion regulation skills. Talking about different emotions and reactions are important. Realizing the “why” behind responses are important as well. Working on various coping skills such as finger touches, breathing techniques, counting, and taking breaks will help your child manage their emotions. When necessary, I am able to collaborate with schools, with your help, to support you and your child. Knowing what triggers and escalates your child will help you, your child, and the school manage your child’s behaviors.
Are you ready for a smaller amount of phone calls from the school regarding your child’s negative behaviors? Are your ready for a parent-teacher conference in which you hear your child has had much improvement in their behaviors and is doing much better all around? Maybe you would like less stress in your daily life because there is stress in your child’s daily life. Call or make an appointment online today.
Kristi Quattrochi, MSW, PLMHP, PCMSW
1001 South 70th St. Suite 225
Lincoln, NE 68510 Phone: 402-325-0117 Ext. 14