Parenting Children with ADHD
Caitlin Verdier, a Rye mom and an expert in children’s neurological and behavioral issues, will present the latest research on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related parenting strategies at a program at the Rye Free Reading Room Tuesday, May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m.
“Breakthrough data suggest new evidence that will alter the way we think about, teach, and parent teens and young adults with ADHD,” avers Verdier. “For decades, we haven’t been precisely sure how ADHD brains worked, often telling children to slow down and use the same self-control methods that neurotypical children use. But what we are learning is that what may look like behavioral choices — laziness, sloppiness, forgetfulness — are actually due to differences in how the nervous system and the brain function together.”
This is the second Rye Youth Council parent education workshop offered in partnership with Verdier. Last year, she led a parent-to-parent information session on how to get support and navigate day-to-day life with a child or young adult who has mental health, emotional, or behavioral challenges.
“Caitlin Verdier provides a unique perspective, drawing parents in with her candid discussions. Her first talk is available on-demand and has resonated with parents worldwide,” says Rye Youth Council Executive Director Lisa Dominici.