How to talk to your child about an ADHD diagnosis:
 January 10, 2012
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Welcome to a fresh new year! 

As January begins the new year, we feel the best place to begin is when parents first receive an ADHD diagnosis.

With a new year we have high hopes that things will be easy and go just as planned. However, when it comes to ADHD, Holly and I find things tend not to go as planned (more often than not).
So what exactly is the plan when you've just received an ADHD diagnosis?

The best plan is to have a plan.  Hopefully a well-thought-out plan, but a plan nonetheless.  One of the most common topics in our practice is 'how to talk to your child about an ADHD diagnosis'. 

This is extremely overwhelming and confusing, and then comes the barrage of questions; Who do we turn to?  What should we ask the doctor?  Should we try medications or alternative strategies, or both?  Will we tell the teachers?  How will the school help?  Who will help us? WHAT'S THE PLAN?

That's where we come in.  We are here to help you navigate every step of an ADHD diagnosis, tie it all together with anyone and everyone that comes in touch with your child whether it's at home, school or just socially and help your child grow and flourish with an ADHD diagnosis.

Please join us and start your plan with a very informative discussion on How to talk with your child about an ADHD diagnosis, and all it entails.  


Once again, we will be collaborating with the  Cape Cod Children's Museum for a Workshop on January 10th.  This workshop will help parents, teachers and medical professionals alike.  See details below.


Please contact us to see how we may be of assistance to you, your child or student. 




Tracey and Holly 

Parent/Educator Workshop   

Talking to your child about an ADHD Diagnosis     

January 10, 2012
6:30-8:00 pm 

at The Cape Cod Children's Museum   


This workshop is for Parents and Teachers/Educators affiliated with children/teens diagnosed with ADHD. Learn how to talk with your child about an ADHD diagnosis. Holly and Tracey will bring you through the decision-making process about whether or not to try medication. Gain clarity on managing these sensitive areas and learn how to help your child grow and flourish with an ADHD diagnosis.

Tracey & Holly's
Getting an ADHD Diagnosis
Consider the timing of your conversations with your child regarding ADHD.

Right after school might not be the best time so consider moments when your child is relaxed like in the car or right before bed.     


FREE Advice From The Experts! 

 Thank You for submitting your question.  We hope it's helpful for all.


Q:   My son's pediatrician recommended we try medication to treat his ADHD.  We are concerned about the side effects we often hear about.  What should we do?


A:   Side effects are certainly a valid concern and should be taken seriously.   Educate yourself on the possible side effects and make sure you are comfortable with your pharmacist, he or she will be a great resource.  If your child does experience side effects let your pediatrician know and ask yourself whether they are tolerable or if they are changing the quality of life. 


If you have a confidential question, please email us and and we'll answer it!  


Tracey Bromley Goodwin  

 Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.Ed. & Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC