ADHD Parenting Parent-to-Parent Program for Coping With ADHD A seven-week parent-led program to help you learn to help your ADHD child By Keath Low Keath Low Keath Low, MA, is a therapist and clinical scientist with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina. She specializes in treatment of ADD/ADHD. Learn about our editorial process Updated on February 28, 2021 Medically reviewed Verywell Mind articles are reviewed by board-certified physicians and mental healthcare professionals. Medical Reviewers confirm the content is thorough and accurate, reflecting the latest evidence-based research. Content is reviewed before publication and upon substantial updates. Learn more. by Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP Medically reviewed by Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP Facebook LinkedIn Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric psychologist, parent coach, author, speaker, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. Learn about our Medical Review Board Print Brand New Images/Stone/Getty Images If you have a child who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, it's important to know that ADHD impacts all areas of life and can profoundly impact your family. When you are parenting a child with ADHD, you are parenting a child who requires more patience, greater supervision, increased structure, and more creative limit-setting and discipline. Add to the mix a sibling or two and it's easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Support and education about ADHD are essential. ADHD Organizations and Resources Classes Provide Support and Education The organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has a wonderful parent training program called Parent To Parent (also known as P2P). What is unique and bonding about P2P is that it is an educational and support program specifically designed for parents, by parents. The classes, which span a seven-week period, are taught by certified P2P teachers who are parents of children with ADHD themselves. As a result, bonding takes place between the teachers and other parents. The teachers can relate to all the frustrations, uncertainties, exhaustion and isolation that can often come along with being a parent of an ADHD child. They also understand the questions and practical information about ADHD that parents need. The content of the classes is based on the latest scientific research available and is updated regularly. Parents in the classes get both the state of the art information as well as the perspective of other parents who have lived with ADHD in their own families. Where to Find P2P (Parent-to-Parent) Classes P2P classes are held throughout the nation and are also available online. The material presented provides practical tools and techniques that parents can use daily to help support their child, better manage the ADHD symptoms, and improve overall family life. Participants also receive a Parent to Parent Workbook with additional information and tools. With these skills, parents feel empowered and are able to approach ADHD with greater knowledge and understanding. The support they receive from the teacher and the shared experience with other parents in the class is truly valuable and can be life-changing. What Happens During P2P Classes? The format of the training includes a series of seven 2-hour classes. Topics include Overview of ADD/ADHDAssessment of Multimodal TreatmentDeveloping Parenting Strategies and Positive Behavioral InterventionsStrengthening Family RelationshipsEducational Rights for Your ChildBridging the Gap Between Home and SchoolResiliency, Teen Challenges, and Future Success By Keath Low Keath Low, MA, is a therapist and clinical scientist with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina. She specializes in treatment of ADD/ADHD. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist for ADHD Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.