What's Fair Got To Do With It? Nurturing Neurotypical Siblings in the ADHD Home
Jeremy Didier, LMSW, LMAC, PCAC and Jane Indergaard, DPN, RN
Our own Jeremy Didier, LMSW, LMAC, PCAC; and Jane Indergaard, DPN, RN; led our January parent event. This nationally recognized duo has given talks on a variety of topics across the US, always to wide acclaim. Watch this talk to see why and learn how to support your neurotypical child(ren) and to address the needs of the whole family while parenting your neurodiverse child(ren).
The sibling relationship is one of the most intense and long-term relationships in one’s life. Those who study family dynamics and psychology emphasize the sibling relationship as an important context for learning and development. Furthermore, the well-documented stresses, challenges, disruptions, and emotions in a household with ADHD impact the lived experience and adjustment of everyone in it. As a result, both parents and siblings have unique support needs. However, when parents are submerged in the daunting tasks of supporting their child with ADHD, they can become engulfed in that single focus, while the needs of their child’s siblings may potentially be eclipsed.