ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Parenting a child with ADHD is not easy.

Being an ADHD parent can be a challenge, taking incredible patience and strength. Our parenting programme is specifically about ADHD parenting.

Many parents understand the basics of parenting but we believe this isn’t enough to effectively support our children. ADHD children perceive things and learn things in very different ways. Most ADHD parents know how to parent and have probably been asked to attend other parenting courses. Most of us know how we are supposed to parent but it does not work. We need a deeper understanding of ADHD and reframe the way we look at it.

 

"To parent our wonderful children, who are unique, we need to understand them so they can thrive to their full and amazing potential"

Andrea Bell - CEO, ADHD Norfolk

What does this programme cover?

This programme will allow parents how to understand their child by tapping into their world.  Learning ADHD specific techniques and strategies is the answer, in turn improving family life.

  • Unit 1: What is ADHD?

Do we really understand what ADHD is? What are the myths and what is real?   With ADHD having a huge stigma in society we can sometimes struggle to know what’s what. The programme will look into the symptoms of ADHD/ADD, how they can present, including hyperactivity, anxiety, disorganisation, forgetfulness.

  • Unit 2: Understanding ADHD

How we manage frustration, aggression and loss of control, looking at the process and why it can happen. Strategies to minimise reaction and de-escalating techniques and how the executive functions are affected`by ADHD.ADD.

  • Unit 3: Treating ADHD

Looking at medications used for ADHD, how they work, potential benefits and side effects. Understanding the importance of nutrition and medication. Exploring alternative therapies that can help support our young people. We will talk about alternative therapies that can be used to compliment other treatment.

  • Unit 4: Supporting your children to reach their full potential

Learning tips and tricks to teach or use with your young person including sleep, strategies for school, waking up and organisation. Ever wondered what your child feels like at school? ‘The ADHD Experience’ with give you an insight in to how they feel every day at school.

  • Unit 5: ADHD and the community around you

Where to go for help and support and what services are available. Including when a parent has ADHD and may need support too. Covering EHCP process, other local organisations that can help and services available.

  • Unit 6: Looking after YOU

This is all about you! You have heard the saying ‘put your oxygen mask on first before anyone else’s’. This is so true. To parent we need to be healthy and well and make sure we make time for ourselves. Learning ways to put you first so it becomes part of your routine throughout the day and believing in yourself.

Each weekly unit is 3 hours (term time only). The programme runs for 6 weeks.

There are evening and daytime options available.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this 6 week programme:  TBC

As ADHD Norfolk is a charity, we have to charge to cover all our costs but sometimes we are really lucky to receive funding and/or donations that can bring the overall cost down.

Get in touch, we offer payment options including possible funding grants that may be available.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes of course! We encourage it… in fact if you book two places at the same time you can save 10%. Ideal for co-parenting, couples, family & friends.

 

Upcoming Dates

ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Norwich - Day Programme

TBC
We are working on new dates.
To keep up dated use this link to be adding to our  Waiting List and you will be the first to know the new dates.
Venue: TBC
Please book a place on Norwich (morning) x 1   £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
Please book a place on Norwich (morning) x 2   £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE

Norwich - Evening Programme

TBC
We are working on new dates.
To keep up dated use this link to be adding to our waiting list and you will be the first to know the new dates. Waiting List
Venue: TBC
Please book a place on Norwich (evening) x 1   £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
Please book a place on Norwich (evening) x 2 £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Great Yarmouth - Day Programme

TBC
We are working on new dates.
To keep up dated use this link to be adding to our waiting list and you will be the first to know the new dates. Waiting List
Venue: TBC
ADHD Parenting Programme Great Yarmouth (Day)  x 1   £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
Please book a place on Gt.Yarmouth (Day) x 2 £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Kings Lynn

TBC
We are working on new dates.
To keep up dated use this link to be added to our waiting list and you will be the first to know the new dates. Waiting List
Venue: TBC
Please book a place on King’s Lynn (Morning) x 1   £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
Please book a place on King’s Lynn (Morning) x 2 £
 CLICK HERE TO PAY AND SECURE YOUR PLACE
ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Thetford

Sorry for the delay in getting the dates for the Thetford Parenting Programme are working very hard to confirm some dates.

Please click on the link below if you would like to add yourself to the waiting list. We will make sure that you are the first to know when the dates go live! Waiting List

Venue: TBC

ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents/Carers

Ipswich

Sorry for the delay in getting the dates for the Ipswich Parenting Programme we are working very hard to confirm some dates.

Please click on the link below if you would like to add yourself to the waiting list. We will make sure that you are the first to know when the dates go live! Waiting List

 

Venue: TBC

Any other areas?

Are you in an area that could benefit from an ADHD Awareness Programme for Parents  then please let us know by adding your name and area and if we decide to run one we will let you know. Waiting List

 

 

"We are not teaching parents how to parent but enabling them a deeper understanding of their young person and ways to work with them. Understanding what ADHD is the key to success. Reframing how they see their young person helps build confidence and self esteem for parent and young person."

Graham Boulter - Chair, ADHD Norfolk

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