This article, entitled "October is ADHD Awareness Month," is presented by Pfizer.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in childhood, affecting over 5 million children in the U.S. Despite all the discussion about ADHD in the news, there is far less conversation surrounding positive support for parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.
In the video below, two experts from the Making Moments Team – Parenting and education expert Michele Borba, Ed.D., and Elaine Taylor-Kraus, a professional parent coach diagnosed with ADHD herself and mother of three children with ADHD speak from first-hand experience on what ADHD is, its symptoms, and give tips and strategies for parents of children with ADHD.
Families affected by ADHD may be prone to conflict and increased level of familial stress. While ADHD is a chronic condition, it can be treated. An effective treatment plan may include behavior therapy, medication and parent and child education.
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally recognized expert on parenting and education. She is an award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books, including The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a coach for parents of children with ADHD, writer, and mother in an ADHD family of five. She also co-founded ImpactADHD, an organization dedicated to effectively supporting entire families by helping parents positively raise children with ADHD. Elaine will speak to her own experience living with ADHD as well as how she and her husband are raising their three children with ADHD.