To reach their full potential, children and adults with ADHD need guidance and understanding from parents, families and teachers. Mental health professionals can educate the family of those with ADHD about the condition and how it affects a family. These professionals can also help the family develop new skills, attitudes and ways of relating to each other. Examples include:
As mentioned earlier, adults with ADHD are very likely to have children with ADHD. The issues associated with children (homecare issues, tardiness, missed appointments, etc.) may be the result of the ADHD parent.