The Gift of ADHD

Not many parents would say they view ADHD as a gift. However, as your child matures, it is important for you to recognize and acknowledge your child’s strengths. Children with ADHD are often highly intelligent, observant, self-aware and creative. Helping your child to grow these strengths and use them to attain positive outcomes will be helpful for both you and your child in working with this disorder. Focusing on and praising your child’s strengths will also help them to build self-confidence and self-worth, which can lay the foundation for building positive, lasting relationships with peers, and even contribute to your child doing well in school and transitioning to higher education.

At Courage To Connect, we believe in the power of affirmation, as well as providing safe spaces for children and teens with ADHD to exercise their social skills with one another. If you know a child or teen with ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms, who could benefit from a social skills group, we are here to help. Please feel free to visit our website, or call our office at (847) 730-3042 to set up an appointment.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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