Raising a teenager with ADHD can be overwhelming and challenging.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder in which a child’s inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity cause problems in functioning at home and school. Raising a teenager with ADHD can be overwhelming and challenging, making it crucial for parents to seek out support, education, and guidance from a professional. In working with a therapist, you and your teen will learn key strategies to improve your teen’s self-esteem, executive functioning abilities, and academic/social performance. As a parent, you will develop confidence through establishing positive discipline and feedback strategies, increased structure and consistency, school advocacy, and reasonable expectations for your teen. Forming a therapeutic relationship will help build your teen’s confidence, compliance, and successes, leading to a calmer, more harmonious home.