ADHD Aberdeen

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Archie Foundation

Archie Foundation

Support > Parents/Carers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most misunderstood medical conditions and despite a huge amount of scientific evidence manystill regard this illness as an excuse for misbehaviour due to poor parenting skills. ADHD is complex and in order to help your child and yourself you need to understand this condition as much as possible. Find out information, read books, articles and join a support group. Everyone with ADHD has different strengths and challenges. ADHD is a chronic disorder with many children continuing to have symptoms into adolescence and perhaps into adult life. Early diagnosis, intervention and a long-term management plan which includes behavioural strategies both in the home and at school is therefore vital. With effective and appropriate support, a child with ADHD can learn the skills and strategies they need, to help themself to overcome difficulties and achieve their potential.

Children with ADHD may not realise or understand or may forget how their behaviour affects others. Maintaining friendships can be difficult because they may struggle with many of the basic rules of social behaviour.

Their impulsive behaviours may mean they may be targeted by other children who set them up to misbehave.

There are recognised and documented teaching strategies which can greatly help your child within school. If there is evidence of learning difficulties learning support will be required.

Sharing your difficulties with other supportive parents who understand what you are experiencing can be a great relief. Parent to parent support meetings are an opportunity to ask and debate issues, find out tips and learn from other's experiences of what has worked in a relaxed and confidential setting. Sharing views and experiences can be comforting and gives time for reflection and very importantly, can be a chance to share the positive aspects of ADHD.

If you would like to talk to someone from our group please complete the contact page and someone will get in touch with you.


Parent to parent support meetings are a chance to chat informally to other parents about everyday issues as well as more complex concerns. These meetings are free and we offer tea, coffee and biscuits!



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