Navigating Postpartum with ADHD and Neurodivergencies: A Comprehensive Guide to Thriving as a Family
Welcoming a new member into your family is an incredible journey filled with joy and challenges. For parents with ADHD and other neurodivergencies, the postpartum period can bring unique considerations and complexities. This parent class, “Navigating Postpartum with ADHD and Neurodivergencies,” is designed to provide you with invaluable insights, strategies, and support to make this transition smoother and more fulfilling.
**1. Understanding Executive Functioning:** Delve into the world of executive functioning and explore how ADHD and neurodivergencies can disrupt these critical cognitive processes. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges you may face and learn practical strategies to mitigate them.
**2. H.A.L.T – Caring for Yourself:** We’ll introduce the concept of H.A.L.T (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired) to help you recognize your needs and prioritize self-compassion versus self-care. Build a sensory soothing toolkit tailored to your unique preferences and needs.
**3. Mindfulness for the Spicy:** Discover mindfulness techniques tailored to the neurodivergent experience. Learn how to navigate the whirlwind of thoughts and emotions that parenthood can bring while staying grounded and present.
**4. Efficient Household Management:** Find out how to quickly reset your home environment and utilize the support of visitors to maintain a functional household. We’ll share practical shortcuts and resources to ensure both your well-being and your family’s, including ideas like disposable products and pre-packaged snacks.
**5. Recognizing PPD/Anxiety Warning Signs:** Understand the signs of postpartum depression and anxiety, which can persist up to a year after childbirth. Learn when to seek help and how to build a strong support network for yourself.
**6. Interactive Q&A:** Bring your questions, concerns, and experiences to our interactive Q&A session. Share your thoughts and learn from other parents in a supportive, understanding community.
Join us for this empowering parent class, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, gain practical skills, and embrace the journey of parenthood with confidence. Whether you’re expecting or already navigating the postpartum period, this class is here to guide you towards thriving as a neurodivergent family.