ADHD is a diagnosis with which most parents are familiar. Family Bootcamp often works with teens and parents who are struggling with how to manage ADHD. Classic examples of ADHD include A teen who is unable to listen to the teacher or who is disruptive in class. Even though the teen with ADHD often wants to be a good student, the impulsive behavior and difficulty paying attention in class frequently interferes and causes problems. Research suggests that ADHD occurs in 3-5% of school age children. ADHD must begin before the age of seven and it can continue into adulthood. ADHD runs in families with about 25% of biological parents also having the diagnosis as well.
Characteristics of ADHD include:
-trouble paying attention
-inattention to details and instruction
-loses materials and forgets to turn in homework
-trouble finishing tasks and homework
-blurts out answers
-fidgety and unable to sit still for lengthy periods of time
-constantly "on the move"
-interrupts or intrudes on others
Family Bootcamp provides teens and parents with the chance to assess the ADHD symptoms and formulate a family plan for most effectively directing the energy into production and positive activity rather than disruption and negativity.