“Family Ties: Managing and Advocating for Your Child with ADHD in the Extended Family” [Video Replay & Podcast #365]

Episode Description


As oldsters we wish to help our youngsters transform well functioning and socially a hit people, however our personal anxieties are every so often prompted after they act out and get into hassle. We are often unaware of our personal emotions of ADHD-related disgrace, embarrassment, and fear once we are faced with our child’s dysfunctional conduct in settings outdoor of our home. We desperately want our kids to behave as it should be and to be permitted at school, in the community, and through our extended family. So how will we help grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins perceive — and reply helpfully — when ADHD symptoms flare all the way through holiday gatherings or family celebrations?

You might feel embarrassed when grandma reprimands your child for grabbing a cookie out of a cousin’s hand. You may turn into defensive when your brother judges your parenting talents and calls your child “spoiled.” That is understandable. There are many heartbreaking tales of circle of relatives ostracization for disruptive or irrelevant behaviors related to ADHD. Such occurrences can depart us feeling misunderstood and our youngsters mistreated, which is why parents want strategies to fortify and advocate for children with ADHD in social settings, as to engage extended members of the family in extra constructive ways.

In this webinar, you're going to learn to:

  • Identify misconceptions and misinterpretations of ADHD behavior within your extended family
  • Explore methods for bettering interaction patterns inside of your family
  • Learn efficient advocacy skills for circle of relatives situations
  • Establish a toolkit of coping strategies for family functions, similar to reunions, Thanksgiving, and different holidays

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Janette Patterson, MSW, LMFT, has been working towards for the past 30 years, providing person, couple, and circle of relatives therapy in non-profit companies and private practice. As a marriage and circle of relatives therapist she specializes in LD/ED and ADHD problems, in addition to mood and conduct issues in young people and adults. She is a consultant to private colleges and other educational amenities and lectures and items continuously. In addition to her work as a therapist, Janette has worked for the past twenty years in quite a few school settings, as administrator, teacher, mentor to different academics, and advisor to different faculties. Currently, Janette works in non-public practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, offering marriage and family therapy and DBT therapy and abilities training. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

“The data she shared used to be tremendous helpful with dealing with my very own circle of relatives and the families I work with.”

“Very fascinating. I’m a grandma and I hope I will remember some of the family dynamic coping strategies.”

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