When doctors take the time to listen to parents….amazingly good results follow!
When we first started listening to parents, we learned a lot about what didn’t work. Those magical time out moments ended up with parents spending hours to get their five year old, hyperactive child to sit in a chair for five minutes.
Why don’t time out, charts, rewards and punishment work so well for kids with ADHD?
The answer is this, some children and teens have mistakenly been diagnosed with ADHD without “looking at the big picture”. Other children actually have ADHD, but are not being effectively treated for it. And without figuring out the specific medical causes of each child’s problems, no parenting technique is going to work.
What kinds of medical problems could my child or teen have?
What will you learn in our Parenting Program?
To give you an idea of what we teach in each class, here’s a brief description of the “learning goals” for our program.
How do I register for the Parenting Program?
The easiest way for you to register is to visit our store. There you will be guided through the enrollment process. The program will provide you with access to videotaped presentations of Dr. Monastra teaching our 10 session program to a parent group at our clinic. You can view each class at your convenience. You will be provided with class worksheets so that you can follow along with the activities and demonstrations given in the class and practice skills between classes. You will also have the opportunity to email Dr. Monastra between classes if you have any questions or concerns. Our Assistant Director, Donna Monastra, LMSW, will also be available to you to answer questions that you may have. Phone: 607-785-0400.