To raise and educate an ADHD child can be a stressing duty since he/she requires more supervision and control than other children.
He/she can be demanding, challenging, impolite, selfish or even aggressive. It is expected for parents to suffer of high levels of burden, depression, and guilt; which can bring social consequences since relatives, friends, and neighbors avoid direct contact with the child´s family.
Although it might be difficult at times, it is very important to remember that a child with ADHD cannot control his/her behavioral patterns.
People diagnosed with ADHD are not able to control their impulses, which also means they are not able to think about the consequences of their actions.
When it seems like something is not quite right with your child you might not know what to do to help, or where to seek help. You will probably look for other people’s advice and you may be in a state of denial. It is difficult for parents to accept the fact that there could be something to be concerned about, especially when noticing that their child stands out from other children due to his/her misbehavior.
If you are in charge of a child with ADHD, you may need professional guidance.
Effective treatment often includes several approaches, which may include medication, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and psychoeducation that you can implement as a parent.
Within these approaches, our proposal is to use chess as one of the best tools available in the treatment of ADHD with an original, alternative and complementary approach.
Chess is a game forever and it is very effective and beneficial in the education of children and adults.