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Parenting and Behavioural Strategies, ADHD in the Home


ADHD is not due to lazy parenting! In fact, parenting children with ADHD requires far more time and energy and the use of specialized skills. Some guiding principles and general messages to parents/caregivers will be reviewed before we look at some specifics of how to interact with and monitor children with ADHD. How we interpret “bad behavior” and how we deal with it will impact not only the child’s functioning but our relationship with that child for years to come. Organizational and problem-solving strategies will be reviewed as well as external reminders, motivators, and rewards. Steps to creating a home care plan will be the final topic.

Heidi Bernhardt, RN

Heidi Bernhardt, RN, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three young men with ADHD, and the founder, President and Executive Director of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD. Heidi also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada for 6 years. Over the past 25 years, Heidi Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, and government officials through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.

CADDAC would like to thank the Zorzi Family, Janssen Inc., and Takeda Canada for generously supporting this event.

The information provided during this educational workshop is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard during this workshop. By accessing or attending this workshop, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of the user agreement as stated in full.

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