Young people with ADHD, whether diagnosed as a child or as an adolescent, also benefit from learning about their condition - to accept, own and embrace it.
Gone are the days where one just followed the lead of parents (willingly or grudgingly) to doctor appointments, therapy and assessments.
As teenagers become more independent, the onus shifts from parents to the teens to manage symptoms, medications and school accommodations. They need to equip themselves with skills to advocate for themselves.
The teen years are also a period of life transitions, from puberty to relationships, academic milestones and career decisions. Managing ADHD symptoms and learning about themselves and their strengths are critical in preparing for a successful launch into adulthood.