The Impact of ADHD on the Child, Parents, Siblings and the Family as a Whole
Parents whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD commonly transition through emotional stages while working their way to acceptance of the disorder. Parents and caregivers as well as those who work with families dealing with ADHD can benefit greatly if they know what these stages look like. How ADHD impacts the individual child with ADHD and other family members will be reviewed as well as what research tells us about how ADHD can impact family functioning as a whole. The question of how and when to inform a child about their ADHD will also be discussed.