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The 4 Step Parenting Programme


The ADHD Centre runs a programme for parents working through practical and relevant frameworks to better understand your child’s symptoms, supporting you with implementing accommodations for your child’s ADHD, and teaching you the tools and strategies to build your child’s awareness and self-regulation.

This 4-step course combines learnings from the latest neuroscience studies, fun and dynamic exercises and worksheets, and an inside knowledge on what it’s like to live with and support someone with ADHD. It is tailored to your needs as a parent so that you can become agents of change for your child’s development.

The 4 steps we go through are:

1. Boundary setting at home

Developing consistent routines and strategies to both reinforce good behaviour and sanction poor choices steers behaviour from unpredictable to a “plotable pathway” through frustrations.

2. Staying calm, loving and consistent

How to remain calm, clear and confident in the face of chaos and disruption! Know what you’re dealing with. What looks like wilful disobedience might not be. This step will give you an overview of the Executive Function deficits and help you gain insight to the fight/flight/freeze response that causes so much anxiety and stress.

3. Understanding emotions

Understanding the importance of validating emotions to help your child put “thought to words” on the challenges they’re facing. This helps to strengthen their emotional intelligence, increase their social skills and raise awareness of their responsibility for their actions.

4. Resilience Building

Supporting your child with their self-esteem and confidence. Model and build resilience through the 7 Cs:

 – Confidence
 – Character
 – Control
 – Coping
 – Connection
 – Contribution
 – Competence.

Reflection practices to make building resilience a habit of life for your child.

Some of the tools we teach include:

 – Brain Breaks; the ability to calm the brain, settle the agitation, and bring the child back to their senses.
 – Reflection tools.
 – Learning in a fun and practical way.

If you would like some further guidance and support please contact us at the ADHD Centre on 0800 061 4276 or via [email protected] for an in-depth ADHD face-to-face or ADHD online assessment to improve your understanding of the disorder and to know what treatment method is fit for you or them.

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The ADHD Centre

85 Wimpole Street


ADHD Centre in London
85 Wimpole St., Marylebone London, W1G 9RJ, UK


ADHD Centre in Manchester
599 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 3QD, UK


Postal Address
13304 PO Box 6945 London W1A 6US

Who We Are

We are a team of experienced Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and ADHD Behavioural Coaches.

We have been diagnosing and treating people with ADHD since 2009.

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