10 Tips for Parenting ADHD Kids and Their Siblings
Focus on school.
Watch your kids' grades and their reports from school, Berman says. School can be a good way to see how your kids are doing and whether they need extra support at home.
Build sibling trust.
Help your kids spend time together. Having a sibling with ADHD is their "normal," Berman says, so they need to learn how to make it work.
As your kids get older, a healthy home environment in which one child has ADHD can help the others learn empathy and understanding, Wolraich says.
Enjoy the good times, too.
There will be moments when having a child with ADHD is hard for everyone in the family, but those moments are not all bad, Dickson says. You have to adjust, learn, and be patient -- with each of your kids equally.