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Topic: “When Emotions Rule ADHD”

Program Guest: Debra Ann Afarian; Think:Kids CPS Certified & Parent Coach

ADHD combined with behavioral difficulties are the leading causes of teacher stress, parent burnout and clinical misunderstandings. Few doctors factor in emotional challenges when making an ADHD diagnosis. In fact, current diagnostic criteria for ADHD includes no mention of “problems with emotions”. Yet, recent research reveals that those with ADHD have significantly more difficulty with low-frustration tolerance, impatience, hot temper, and excitability than a control group. This population is diagnosed with co-occurring ODD, DMDD, Autism, etc. Adult/Child power struggles leave both parties frustrated with adults wondering how it could have gone differently.

Come learn a new way to understand what to do about parenting when emotions rule ADHD, and a new approach in what to do when expectations are not met.