Mindful Families Cope Better with ADHD

Children with ADHD listen to their parents better when both the parent and child undergo mindfulness training. This finding was reported in a study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies.

In this study, mothers of children with ADHD first had 12 sessions of mindfulness training. Then their children also had training.

The results showed gradual but moderate increase in child compliance during the mother’s training period. Compliance then increased more rapidly when the children began their own mindfulness training. The study states that “mothers mentioned that the mindfulness training was especially helpful in teaching them to really listen to their children, without premature judgments.”

The April 2010 edition of the Journal of Child and Family Studies was dedicated to mindfulness research in the context of children and families.


SpringerLink: Abstract