Having ADHD can be stressful. Raising a child with ADHD is often stressful. Having ADHD yourself AND parenting a child with ADHD…well, let’s just say that some days “stressful” is an understatement. In addition, about 30% of children and 50% of adults with ADHD also have anxiety, both of which often run in families. We will be discussing how stress and anxiety manifests in our children as well as ourselves as parents, and how this knowledge can help us and our children better approach some the our challenges.
- Recognize the signs of stress and anxiety in children with ADHD
- Recognize the signs of stress and anxiety in ourselves
- Develop strategies to prevent and manage stress and anxiety for ourselves and our children
Who: Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, MD
Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells is a board certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted clinic providing integrated medical care dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young women and men ages 10-25 years old. As a physician with ADHD herself, she has a special interest in caring for patients with ADHD and learning issues.
Dr. Parcells regularly speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress, adolescent development, sexuality, and preparing for college.