ADHD Family Tree
Hi, Laurie Dupar here from the iACTcenter and Coaching for ADHD.
We know that ADHD often runs in families and if you have ADHD, there is a 25-90% chance that you’ll pass on ADHD to your children (and that you inherited it from at least one parent).
This means it is highly likely that if you or your child has ADHD, the relational, behavioral and emotional patterns of ADHD extend in your family for generations. When misunderstood or undiagnosed, the negative impact, even trauma of the ADHD experience, gets transferred trans-generationally directly or indirectly. Healing, higher self-esteem, increased emotional health, resilience and even happiness is possible with a broader understanding of other family members’ ADHD.
Download this ADHD Family Tree exercise from Laurie Dupar, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and ADHD Life Coach to begin examining your current ADHD story by exploring your family’s past.