That’s right. I said it. You have failed at parenting a child with ADHD/autism at some point. I have, too. Many times.
But it’s not your fault! You hear me? It’s not your fault.
Where’s the information?
You can only do what you know, right? And, I feel pretty confident betting money on the fact that you were given little direction when your child was diagnosed. Am I right? My son’s doctor gave me an acronym, three fact sheets, and a scary prescription. Oh, and another appointment in three (agonizingly long) months.
I was no more prepared to lead my special needs child to success and happiness than I was to climb into a rocket and blast off into outer-space. I mean, really. REALLY!
Of course you’ve made mistakes in this special brand of parenthood that you didn’t ask for and no one warned you about or prepared you for. How are you supposed to know what to do if doctors don’t offer the information with the diagnosis? You learn how to be a good parent and what to expect of parenting when you’re about to become one, but how on earth were you to know you needed to prepare for special parenting?
The real problem
The real issue is that you don’t have a system — a proven method of approach — to guide you on this different brand of parenting. That’s not your fault. To my knowledge, when my son was diagnosed in late 2008, there weren’t any online classes for parenting kids with ADHD, at least not anything accessible to me. If there were and I could have found them, I feel certain I would have enrolled faster than you can say, “help me.” I was desperate for a step-by-step guide, but I had to learn the hard way.
You don’t though. Not anymore. Parents don’t often realize, but now there are many options for online courses on parenting ADHD/autism, including my course, The Complete Guide to Parenting ADHD.
You don’t have to struggle anymore, and you certainly don’t have to feel like a parenting failure anymore (even though you’re totally not).
FAQ on the Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy Online Courses
Do I have to travel and meet in person?
No. The courses are 100% online. I may offer some in-person intensives in the future though.
Do I have to sign-on at certain times to participate in the course?
No. The courses are 100% self-paced. Life with kids with ADHD/autism is hectic, to say the least. All lessons are pre-recorded and available to you anytime, day or night. You listen to a lesson whenever the time is right for you.
Do I have to complete the course in a certain period of time?
Nope. Once you register for the course, it’s yours forever. You can access it again 5 years from now if you want.
How soon can I start?
You can start the moment you register. It’s available to you right now.
How does Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy compare to other parenting ADHD/autism classes?
My courses are taught by a mom who has lived it. I’m not a clinician, but that means you get frank and realistic insights and advice.
Is there a refund policy?
Absolutely! If you’re not satisfied with the course within 30 days of enrolling, you can request a full refund. All you have to do is show me that you completed the lessons and implemented it into your life.
Author: Penny Williams
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider’s Guide to ADHD Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.