- Do you have to ask your kid over and over to do simple tasks?
- Does your child have a difficult time organizing himself?
- Does she leave a “trail” around the house?
- Is it stressful to get out of the house in the morning?
When your child struggles to focus and maintain her attention, it is hard for him. He tries his best to follow directions, to get his shoes one, to pay attention. You try your best to help him. Eventually, you may get frustrated and yell. Even that doesn’t seem to work. You love your child and this is not how you want things to be for him or your family. You worry about him and want to do everything you can to ensure he has a good life.
Parenting is hard a child with attention difficulties is hard (and great)
When you have a child who is struggling, you go through a range of emotions. Most of all, you want to help your child. There are so many kids who have ADHD. In fact, the Center for Disease Control says that 11 percent of American children, ages 4 to 17, have the attention disorder. Your child is not alone in her struggle, although you may feel like you are. When your child has ADHD it can be helpful to get therapy. Counseling can assist with learning structure, emotion regulation, working on social skills, and any anxiety that may occur. Both children and parents can learn skills that will support a healthy happy home environment and a healthy happy child. .
You may still have questions about ADHD child counseling
You may wonder if given time your child’s attention will improve on it’s own. You may wonder if your child really needs the help. Maybe this is just a stage. Some children do seem to just be “late bloomers” and gain the skills they need naturally without any intervention. Unfortunately, we hear from many parents who bring in their high school teenagers and say they thought the struggles were just a stage and later realize they weren’t just a stage. As parents it is so hard to know what is developmentally appropriate and what is not. Our kids aren’t born with manuals on how to best support them! If you are wondering how to best support your child, then it doesn’t hurt to make an appointment. You take her to her yearly physical and get her eyes checked. Mental health is just as important as physical health for us to take care of.
You may be worried about the expense of ADHD counseling for your child. It is true counseling can be expensive. That said, getting help sooner rather than later for your child can make a huge positive difference in his well-being now and in his future. Early intervention and support is so important to create positive habits and curtail a negative sense of self.
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To learn more about how we can help your child please continue to check out our website. Get connected with a counselor who specializes in helping children with ADHD. Give us a call at 720-583-9332 to schedule an appointment.