Having a teen at home with ADHD can be disturbing. It is not really sad but at the same time, burdensome as well. Sad because you know that he is just a victim and there is really nothing he can do and burdensome as well since he will surely do something that can cause chaos to the people around him.
And the thing is, this disorder cannot be cured. According to statistics, most of the time, ADHD will be carried until one’s adulthood though there are rare times when the patient will outgrow it.
While medications can help in regulating the symptoms and some other natural Adderall alternatives, the people around the patient will surely play a big role for the peace and order in the family or for the wellness of the patient.
What to do if you happen to be a parent of a teen with ADHD?
Your son is not in his normal condition. He has a mental disorder and you should instill that in your mind as this is not something you should take mildly. With your son’s condition, he is expected to make mistakes. Note that even normal kids make mistakes, how much more when you have a mental disorder?
Respect his privacy
Monitoring your child at home is of course normal especially that he is not normal. However, you should not overdo it and don’t turn yourself into a cop. You should also give him space as he might freak out if in his every turn, you are there.
Don’t choose his friends for him
Parents with adhd teen can be overprotective that they even choose their friends. This is not your call and though you might also watch out who is with most of the time, his friends should be his own choice.