How Does a Parent Cope with a Child with
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Many children and teenagers are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents are familiar with the list of symptoms and often get professionals to help their child modify their disorganization, distractibility, and hyperactivity. But rarely are the parents given guidance on how to handle their own feelings about their child’s problems and actions and many parent-child arguments and conflicts ensue which only worsen the child’s shame and confusion and fill the parent with less parenting self-confidence.