Common Barriers in Parenting Gifted ADHD


Last week, I received an IDD call from a family in the States to seek help. Their 20 years old daughter was not going to school for some time missing deadlines for assignment and examination, despite her genuine interest in her film studies in Hong Kong. My hunch, at midnight, was crisis approaching. Whilst my barely awake brain vaguely unfolded an image of a gifted young. Last year, she was referred by me for specialist evaluation of ADHD. Treatment effects in the first few weeks sounded positive and promising. Not long, I didn’t see her again.

Alas. A young adult quitted proper treatment (e.g. medical and behavioral treatment) struggling with her college and social life since mid 2012. Falling short of the treatment regime was not uncommon in similar cases. It’s simply because old behavioral patterns (disorganization, negative self esteem, lack of effective habits and self control etc) stayed unresolved…

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