To find the right help for your child with ADHD is really a hard task. Some might find medications to be helpful while some might not find this beneficial and will also give the child side-effects. This is a usual situation to parents of child with ADHD. But did you know that one of the most effective treatments for ADHD is you? Yes, you can be a good treatment for the child.
While parenting is not an ADHD cause, good parenting can sooth symptoms. The parents of the child with ADHD should be the first persons to support their child. This will be hard because we are just humans and we lose patience sometimes even oftentimes. The way the people treats him is one factor that can increase the level of stress of the child with ADHD. So, the parents must know how to treat him. Trainings to be a good parent for ADHD children are now considered to be effective in treating the child. In this training, the parents will be trained on how to be a good parent to their child. They will know how to understand the child and treat them.
It is important that you will treat the child with extra care because he is special and not like the other children. The ADHD child will learn how to be a good by example. By being consistent in setting limits, your child can learn to control his behavior. Parents can motivate their child to control behavior by giving rewards instead of doling out punishment. Parent training is really thought to be an effective treatment for ADHD, even without using drugs. It is so effective that the British government mandated that if you have a child with ADHD, this should be your first option for treatment. If you want to give this a try but you should know that this will take a lot of your time and patience.
Finally, after you have mastered the skills in parenting, your child will be ready to be treated. After all, the child is half of the equation. Since the child with ADHD often experiences a lot of trouble with their behavior, they can undergo behavioral treatments that will improve his social skills. This includes his skills in socializing, managing his time, organizing and ability to solve problems. Behavioral therapy is found to be very effective.
The treatment that is done in the parents and the child with ADHD are effective. However, this is still not enough. Most of these children still come home with the behaviors they had that are symptoms of ADHD. If this is the case, you should try using the drugs and telling the teacher to change his teaching style to cater the needs of your child. You can still have the alternatives to Adderall and other stimulants but try to incorporate it with the drugs. All of these treatments will work together for the betterment of the child. What you just need is the nerve to try again another treatment if the others have failed.