Hi, I am the father to a very smart, wonderful 13yo boy who struggles with ADHD (as well as anxiety). We are fortunate to be able to keep it very manageable with the right combination of meds (knock on wood).
I've been thinking that it would be helpful if he had some peers (other teens in that 12-15 range) to talk with once in a while. A place to trade advice, coping mechanisms, not feel so alone, etc. Like a support group. Something informal, without a lot of adult oversight so they can be open and honest with each other, perhaps one authority figure to moderate and help facilitate conversation if it stagnates. I'm picturing sort of an AA meeting type scenario. I'm thinking they could even just play games like Among Us, with each other occasionally as well - it doesn't always have to be heavy talk.
I reached out to my local CHADD group to see if they had anything and they recommended reaching out here.
Obviously this would currently be a virtual meeting - but with hopes of in person at some point.
Does such a thing exist already?
Thank you everyone for reading this. I'll just end, by saying something I wish I heard more often. I appreciate you and all the work and effort you go through to help those you love.