Are you the parent of a child with Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder in Georgia? Are you also considering a divorce or perhaps have already embarked on a path toward divorce? If so, you will no doubt want to learn how to help your ADHD child during the divorce process.
While the emotional and logistical upheavals of a divorce can upset any child, the impact on a child with ADHD may be magnified. As Psychology Today explains, this is due in large part to the fact that people with ADHD have reduced ability to manage their emotions and may be more prone to volatile behaviors or manifestations of their emotions as such. The inner discord felt when the external world changes can be much greater for kids with ADHD than for kids without ADHD.
One of the most important things you can do to help your ADHD child at this time is to maintain as much consistency as possible in everyday routines. If you and your child’s other parent are able, you might even set up your child’s bedrooms in each home similarly and follow similar schedules and habits as much as possible. You might even consider getting duplicates of some items to avoid forgetting to have them transported between homes and risking the emotional upset this may cause.
If you would like to learn more about raising your ADHD child during and after your divorce, please feel free to visit the coparenting page of our Georgia child custody and family law website.