Counseling for Parents of Children With ADHD in Bozeman, MT
As a parent of a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may find that the traditional reward-and-punishment discipline strategy does not always work well. Because your child struggles to pay attention and control their impulses, reprimands can often worsen their behavior and chip away at their self-image.
Although medication can be effective for treating some aspects of ADHD, it cannot help your child restrain their actions, perform better in school, or gain self-esteem, nor can it help you parent more effectively. But the trained therapists at Bozeman Counseling Center can. We offer specialized counseling for parents of ADHD children in Bozeman, Montana.
You Are Your Child’s Best Teacher
A child who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder needs the support of their family to best manage their own behavior. A therapist at Bozeman Counseling Center can help you better understand your child as you master effective parenting techniques. Through counseling, you can learn how to:
- Set reasonable limits, establish clear guidelines, and communicate your expectations in ways your child can understand and appreciate
- Create rules and routines to better organize your household activities
- Target specific behaviors and practice follow-through with suitable consequences, such as rewarding positive actions
- Recognize when it is best to ignore your child’s “acting up”
- Transform your child’s mistakes into valuable learning opportunities
Studies show that counseling for parents of ADHD children can be highly effective. What’s more, the results last longer than those of medication, and it doesn’t cause any side effects. That’s not to say that medication should not be used at all. In many cases, a combination of ADHD medication and family therapy is the best approach.
Let’s Help Your Child Succeed in School, at Home, and in Relationships
For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a strong parent-child relationship is vital to foster the best possible mental health. To find out how you can benefit from counseling for parents of ADHD children, contact Bozeman Counseling Center today to schedule a consultation in Bozeman, MT. We are a group practice with multiple therapists who offer a variety of appointment times both in-person and via telehealth.