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12 yr old grandson with adhd moving in
Posted by kltd’s nana to Parents of ADHD Preteens on Apr 05, 2014 at 2:43am  


Hi, I am new to this forum but I was hoping someone might give me some advise.  My daughter is a single mother and is considering sending my grandson to an in-house treatment facility as she is at her wits end with him. I think he just needs some structure in his life so he is moving in with us on the weekend.  she works full time as I do however my husband is home full time so grandson will have full time supervision.  Can anyone give me some suggestions on where to start with him.  I don’t want him to go to facility so we have to make sure he successfully transitions to living with us.  Help!!!

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Hi ktld’s nana!

You are doing a wonderful thing taking in your grandson. Your first task is to learn all you can about ADHD. ADDitudeMag.com has a great section of articles on parenting kids with ADHD that I know you’ll find useful: http://www.additudemag.com/channel/parenting-adhd-children/index.html.

As well, I think it’s important to get him into counseling ASAP—for his ADHD, but also for the emotions he’s bound to be feeling about his mom sending him to live with you.

Do everything you can to learn about his weaknesses, but also do everything you can to focus most on his strengths. I would suggest the books “The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene, and “Superparenting ADD” by Edward Hallowell. These two books will help you formulate a great plan for your grandson to help move him in a positive direction.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 07, 2014 at 4:54pm

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