As parents we struggle. We often feel stretched beyond our abilities. We have so many demands on us and though we try to do the right thing, but so often feel that it is just not enough, especially when we are dealing with children/teens with special needs.
Parenting a child/teen with ADHD offers its own very special set of challenges. From the moment we all get up the morning until you fall into bed at the end of the day, we are often pushing and pulling your child/teen to get the to do what they need to and to be where they are supposed to. There are times when we question whether any of it really matters and wish for a nice cozy cave to take our own time-out in.
But what we do does matter. KDRV.COM shares some results of a recent study that shows how important positive interactions are for kids/teens living with ADHD. Cleveland Clinic’s Michael Manos, Ph.D. notes that “children learn to manage themselves more effectively when parents use a positive approach – and this is true for all children, not just those with ADHD”.
Of course, stuff happens and we are not always great parents, but when we know better, we do better! Give it your best and know that it matters.
At Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy, not only do we work to help kids/teens with whatever issues they are dealing with, but we offer support and strategies to help parents as well. Sometimes that just means being heard. At the start of each session we check in to find out how the past week has gone. We celebrate with you when things have gone well and commiserate when things have been tough, offering not only words of encouragement, but concrete suggestions for things that may help.
If your child/teen is struggling we may be able to help. We would be happy to schedule a visit. We will show you around the ranch, introduce our wonderful herd, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help. Call or email today.