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Three Tips For Parenting A Child With ADHD

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Work together with your child who has ADHD to figure out what routine is best for the both of you.

Parenting children with ADHD can be quite different than normal child-rearing, as you’re likely already aware. Depending on the severity and type of symptoms your child has, you may notice that following rules and household routines is a bit of a dream. While successful parenting of a child with ADHD might take more effort, and may not follow the rules your parents may have used, it can be done. While there are times in every parent’s lives that will be difficult, it’s important to remember that as a parent of a child with ADHD your child is unique and full of potential. When you work together with your child to find a routine that works for both of you, you might find that your child is more interesting and creative than you could have ever thought.


Shyness: Should Parents Be Concerned?

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dealing with a shy child can sometimes be cause for concern.

Parents often seek clinical professionals to help their child move out of a shyness phase. In fact, many therapists and counselors find themselves with parents who simply do not know whether they need to be worried about the level of shyness their child is experiencing or if it is something that they will eventually grow out of. Lately, the term introvert has gained momentum and become part of the normal lexicon. However, it is important to remember that shyness and being an introvert are not the same thing. Introverts derive their energy from spending time alone. While shyness harbors awkwardness, worried thoughts, and severe tension in a variety of social situations, there are some instances where parents should be more concerned than others. It really boils down to the level of anxiety a shy child may feel when interacting with others in a social situation. In cases where the child is truly suffering from a deep anxious feeling, seeking the help of a professional may benefit any child. (more…)

2 Great Tips For Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Understanding what your special needs child responds best to is easier than you think.

Being a parent to any child is a true blessing. However, when you have a special needs child, it can be a little more difficult if you are unprepared for the task. In fact, it’s always a good idea to remember that you are never alone and there are a variety of groups and communities that you can join who will offer encouragement and support as you go through this life-changing process of parenting a special needs child. Here are just a few tips that can make the process less stressful and a lot more enjoyable. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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