If you have a child with ADHD, you know already that life can be a whirlwind. But as you move into the middle school and high school years, it can at times seem even more overwhelming.
"You're navigating puberty hormones on top of everything else, plus there's a real widening gap socially and academically compared to peers without ADHD," says Suzanna Trice, a writing instructor in Peachtree Corners, GA. Trice has a 12-year-old son, Logan, (not his real name), with ADHD.
All of this may sound stressful, but there are things parents can do to make life easier for everyone once their child hits the rocky road of adolescence. This includes everything from parent training to medications to school support. You'll still need to buckle up your seat belt as you embark on this journey, but you'll feel better knowing you have safety measures in place.