ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD
Being a parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) is full of challenges and frustrations. This can lead to
exhaustion. Taking good physical and emotional care of yourself will help
provide you with needed energy.
Schedule time for yourself. Proper diet,
exercise, rest, and leisure activities are important to include in your
routine. Use a calendar, planner, or organizer to ensure you set aside time for
Find out whether there is a support group in your area
for parents of children with ADHD. If there is no group in your area, talk to
your doctor about starting one or finding another related
group that can help you.
Talk with your doctor or another
health professional if you think you may be depressed or are having other
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