Session 1: Understanding ADHD
Symptoms, Challenges, and Treatments

Many parents of ADHD children feel frustrated and helpless. Their child is struggling in so many areas, and they’re just not sure how to help them. They don’t feel equipped to make scary treatment decisions like whether or not to medicate. And, hard as they try to do what’s best for their child, they can’t seem to stop negativity from filling their relationship.

Session 1 lays the foundations for confident, happy, effective ADHD parenting. You’ll start by running through the 10 major goals this course will help you meet. Then, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of ADHD, from its biological characteristics to the “why’s” behind your child’s struggles. And once you know the “why’s,” you’ll be ready to learn the “how’s” – how to accept your child and appreciate his struggles. How to deal effectively with his challenges. You’ll also gain helpful general information about ADHD treatments, including medication, coaching, and everyday wellness strategies.

 

Session 2: Empowering Your Child
Building Their Self-Esteem and Sense of Competence

The challenges of ADHD don’t stop with the disorder itself. Because of ADHD-related struggles, ADHD face lots of failure. Itself a crushing emotional experience, failure is often followed by criticism and disappointment from themselves and those around them. These negative emotions wear away at their self-esteem, sense of capability, and motivation to improve, making repeated failure even more likely. Depression and despair often follow.

Session 2 teaches you as a parent how to end this “cycle of failure” and redirect your child toward a “cycle of success.” After stepping into your child’s shoes and exploring the negative emotional impact of ADHD, you’ll learn practical, doable techniques for boosting your child’s self-esteem, sense of competence, and motivation to work toward success.

 

Session 3: Empowering Compliments
Nurturing improvement in your child’s areas of struggle

Does this dilemma sound familiar? Your ADHD child needs to change – in so many ways – and it’s your job as a parent to guide her. But that means you have to spend your whole day criticizing, nagging, and pointing out what’s wrong with her – right? Not necessarily! Session 3 trains you in the art of “empowering compliments,” a powerful tool that nurtures improvement in your child through positivity and empowerment.

First, you’ll discover how to make sure your relationship with your child is in the right condition for this tool to work. Then, you’ll study the process of building effective “empowering compliments.” You’ll learn how to nurture your child’s emotional awareness. How to shift your focus from the results she produces to the effort she invests. And how to recognize, and teach her to recognize, the power and capabilities inside her.

 

Session 4: The Winning Triad: Parents, Teachers, and ADHD
Dealing effectively with school issues and maximizing your child’s school success

School is often a minefield of issues for children with ADHD. Sitting quietly through lessons, following school rules, focusing on their studies and managing schoolwork responsibilities are all huge challenges for ADHD students. Session 4 teaches you practical techniques for addressing all these issues and more.

You’ll start by gaining a deeper understanding of why your ADHD child finds school so difficult. Next, you’ll identify three major goals to help your child meet in school: to function normally as a student, experience reasonable success in school, and leverage his challenges to prepare him for life.

Then, you’ll discover how to meet these goals. You’ll learn how to build willing cooperation with your child’s school and teachers, and how to work with them to maximize your child’s success. You’ll also learn to distinguish your child’s ADHD from possible learning disabilities. Then comes a practical plan for navigating challenges with homework and exams.

 

Session 5: Skills
Teaching your child skills for everyday functioning

Children with ADHD often fail to pick up crucial life skills like time management, organization, planning ahead, keeping track of responsibilities, following through on tasks, regulating emotions and much more. In Session 5, you’ll discover how to help your child build the everyday-functioning skills she might be missing. You’ll learn both how to deal with immediately occurring problems, and how to prevent future issues through skill-building.

What does the skill-building process look like? You’ll discover how to define the precise skills your child might be missing. How to break them down into subskills, and work on one subskill at a time. You’ll learn how to actually go about teaching those subskills, and how to reinforce them with simple, practical tools.

 

Session 6: Strategies
Teaching your child how to triumph over their struggles through independent problem-solving

Last session, you learned how to build your child’s functioning skills. Because your child will be dealing with ADHD his whole life, however, simply teaching her skills yourself isn’t enough. You also need to teach her how to create her own solutions for problems that arise throughout her life.

Session 6 teaches you a practical 8-step method for teaching your child how to problem-solve – how to create effective strategies to deal with any challenge she might face. You’ll also learn how to reinforce your child’s problem-solving successes, and how to respond to her failures in an empowering, encouraging way.

 

Session 7: Boundaries
Setting and enforcing rules your child will respect
Many parents feel very pessimistic about their ability to set boundaries. This session starts by proving your ability as a parent to set effective boundaries – and then teaches you how to do it!

You’ll study how to achieve the right balance between structure and flexibility in your home. You’ll learn how to lay the mental and emotional groundwork for your rules to be effective. Then you’ll discover the specific steps for creating boundaries that work, as well as how to enforce those boundaries with fair, effective consequences. You’ll also learn how to determine which issues you should be setting rules for – plus how to deal with issues that don’t merit rules.

 

Session 8: Social Skills
Building your child’s social skills and easing sibling rivalry

ADHD can make it very difficult to build and maintain smooth, successful relationships. Perhaps your child struggles with social skills. Maybe you’re dealing with intense sibling rivalry. Session 8 teaches you the 8-step process for building any social skills your child might be missing.

You’ll start by understanding exactly what social skills are, and why ADHD makes it harder to learn them. Then you’ll learn where sibling rivalry intersects with social skills, and how to ease its effects in your family. You’ll discover how to identify your child’s specific social struggles. How to teach and practice missing skills in a safe way. How to conquer negative thought patterns that hinder social success. And how to reinforce your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem along the way.

 

Session 9: Anger-Management
Dealing with your child’s anger outbursts and teaching healthy anger-management

The temper-tantrums and other anger-management issues that often accompany ADHD can make life extremely unpleasant for ADHD kids and their families. Session 9 teaches you practical strategies both to cope with your child’s outbursts as they occur, and to help him regulate himself and manage his anger in a healthy way.

You’ll start by delving into the underlying causes of your child’s angry behavior. Then you’ll discover how to recognize patterns in your child’s struggles, and how to use those patterns to identify and treat the roots of his behavior. Next, you’ll learn an array of practical skills and in-the-moment tips for helping your child keep his anger under control.

 

Session 10a: Motivation
Addressing your child’s “laziness” about fulfilling responsibilities and working to improve

ADHD children often seem too “lazy” or “unmotivated” to improve, or even to fulfill basic responsibilities like chores and schoolwork. Session 10a teaches you how to motivate your ADHD child to get working, improving, and succeeding.

First, you’ll take a deeper look at your child’s “laziness” – is she really lacking motivation? Then you’ll discover 5 common issues that might be decreasing her motivation, plus how to combat each issue and motivate her to work hard and succeed.

 

Session 10b: “Discover the Gift of ADHD” Summary
A comprehensive course review

You’ve gained so many invaluable skills and insights – but how are you supposed to put them all to work if you can’t remember them clearly? This session presents a detailed review of each previous session, so you can refresh your awareness about when and how to use the resources you’ve gained through this course. Stay tuned for some powerful, uplifting takeaways at the end!

 

BONUS Session (with purchase of course): From Pessimism to Optimism

Practical techniques to increase your happiness and positivity

They tell you that happiness is a choice – but with life full of challenges, making that choice often just seems too hard. Watch this session and you’ll gain practical, doable, effective tips for growing your optimism, your can-do attitude, your general happiness – and your actual dream-achieving success!

You’ll learn how to retrain your brain’s filter. How to take control of your thoughts (yes, you can!). How to gain a more positive, more joyous, more productive perspective on – anything. How to use simple questions and techniques to stop brooding, take transformative action, and achieve more.

 

FREE BONUS Session: Going to School Happily!
The do’s and don’ts of making your child’s school experience happy and successful

Because of their ADHD struggles, countless ADHD children are extremely unhappy in school. This unhappiness doesn’t just affect their school outcomes – it also hurts them in their general emotional life. This FREE session gives you the tools to identify your child’s school struggles and remedy them so she can be HAPPY about going to school!

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your child’s struggles. You’ll learn simple ways to upgrade your own behavior so your child builds positive associations with school. You’ll discover strategies to: build your child’s general self-esteem/emotional wellbeing, secure his success in school, adjust schoolwork to meet his abilities, navigate learning disabilities, and cooperate with school about medication.

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