Most people associate ADHD with young children. However, if your teenager wasn’t diagnosed as a child, or if you haven’t sought out treatment or management techniques until now, it’s important to navigate the waters of ADHD with your teenager. In just a few years, your teen will be on their own, and it’s essential that they
Being a parent is one of the most important and rewarding jobs you’ll ever have. Add being a parent of a neurodiverse child (with a diagnosis of autism, ADHD, and or anxiety/OCD), you have to parent differently. And, when you’re in the thick of it with some pretty challenging behaviors, it’s safe to say it’s also
Recently I chatted with Michele Portlock with Navigating the Spectrum, located in Parker, Colorado. We chatted about neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed care for the neurodivergent community. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, here is the link. https://www.micheleportlock.com/
At Spectrum Connections Therapy, our goal is to support parents and children with an action plan that will help you move forward. The plan is action based and focused on positive behavior change. It is individualized and tailored to your families needs. We offer the ABC Action Plan to help you support your parenting but
Parenting is hard enough as it is. It can be even more difficult to co-parent. Staying on the same page, cooperating, and remaining consistent are often full-time jobs. Parents that split up often struggle to stay on track with parenting goals. The most important thing to remember is that your child needs your leadership and modeling
Let’s face it, parenting is hard. I know this all too well. In addition to being a therapist, who specializes in working with children and families impacted by a diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I too am a spectrum parent. Most of my clients wonder how I am able
What to Do When Anxiety and OCD Lead to Feelings of Depression in our Children, Adolescents, and Teens.
Living with Anxiety and OCD can be really hard and depressing. Is your child living with or learning how to manage their anxiety and/or OCD? If so, sometimes the weight and power that anxiety can have over our children can lead to feelings of hopelessness, lack of motivation, discouragement, and some depression. If your child
We are not all in the same boat, but we are certainly all in the same storm… The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uncertain and stressful time for all of us. Add being a parent of a neurodivergent child can add another complex layer of challenges while parenting and navigating the school system during COVID-19.