Raising a Girl with ADHD: A Practical Guide to Help Girls Harness Their Unique Strengths and Abilities
Parenting resources to help girls with ADHD thrive―for ages 6 to 12
Parenting a girl with ADHD can be exhilarating, frustrating, perplexing, and also joyful! This guide helps you navigate her neurodiversity confidently, with a clear explanation of how ADHD presents in girls and strategies that can make it easier for your family to plan, communicate, and understand each other.
- Evidence-based strategies―Use methods like mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to help your daughter initiate and focus on tasks like homework, morning routines, and bedtime.
- Build your parenting toolbox―Learn effective techniques like using positive language, giving effective instructions, and offering support instead of discipline.
- Address specific issues―Understand and help manage symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive ADHD types, like executive dysfunction, auditory processing issues, and anxiety.
- Celebrate what makes her unique―Find ways to nurture your daughter’s natural skills, creativity, and talents, and appreciate how she sees the world.
With a little guidance, you can help your daughter build confidence and live a happier and more productive life with ADHD.