Back to School!
The transition from summer to school can be difficult for everyone. It is especially difficult for children with ADHD. You may see an escalation in negative behavior or a high level of anxiety. As difficult as this can be, families need to ride this time out by continuing to be consistent with their expectations. Children with ADHD need high levels of consistency because it offers them safety which they crave in their fast paced inner lives. Talk to them about the upcoming school year and help your child set goals they want to achieve. If you can’t imagine your child talking about goals, don’t worry, the fact that you are trying sends the message that you believe in all that your child dreams of becoming. Your positive outlook will impact your child’s perception of the upcoming year. So take a deep breath and get ready for a great school year!