Parents with ADHD teenagers often must deal with a child whose hormones are not only raging, but are also coupled with ADHD symptoms. The teenage years are also an important and tricky time because of the increasing independence of the young adults as they get older and leave the structure of home. Parenting a teenager with ADHD therefore takes a careful balance of nurture, yet not too much involvement.
The teen years are tough. You have more responsibility, at home, at school, possibly at work and you need to navigate the ever-changing (and always confusing) social circles. But if you are a teen with ADHD, these years are often even harder. Symptoms like inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity might interfere with getting homework done,…