I’m Vivian, the Founder of ADHD Support Australia
You’re probably here because you have a child or children with ADHD (or suspect it), and you’re looking for answers and support.
You may feel overwhelmed, confused or isolated or your life may seem out of control.
I can help.
Register for ‘Parenting Children with ADHD’ 6-week Face-to-Face Course
A 6-week face-to-face course runs in Warriewood, NSW each Term (not running since COVID-19).
See the Events page for the next online interactive courses and for more details.
Register for ‘Parenting Children with ADHD’ 6-week ONLINE Course
A 6-week on-line course, including interactive weekly group calls, runs each term.
While a 6-week on-line content-only course (no group calls) runs throughout the year providing access to start whenever you wish.
Please enter your details here and I’ll be in touch. Both online course options launched in October 2019.
More about the parenting course
The course has been developed specifically for those managing children with ADHD.
The goal is to inform and empower you to work with your child to cope with the many difficulties of ADHD by passing on practical, workable strategies that will make a difference in the lives of all family members.
The course environment promotes engagement through non-judgment, empathy and acceptance. Plenty of time is allowed to share home practice exercises.
You’ll find greater empathy & understanding for your child’s perspective and with effective strategies on board you’ll increase confidence in your parenting skills.
The most beautiful outcome of the course you’ll find is the solidarity and support fostered between you when you share your personal experiences. This often leads to lasting friendships, offering you the hope of on-going support on your parenting journey.
- To understand your ADHD child’s world
- Why & how it affects your family
- Reasons for challenging behaviours
- Learn practical behaviour management strategies
- How to become a good child manager
- How to create better routines & relationships
- How to use rewards & consequences appropriately
- How to manage difficult behaviour
- Tools to help decrease stress & anxiety in your home
- More about treatment options & medication
- How to optimise sleep
- How to work with your child’s school
- How to build your child’s self-esteem
- Effective self-care practices
- Improved family problem-solving
In the face-to-face course you’ll enjoy…
- 2.5 hours/week of face-to-face group support for 6 weeks
- Weekly handouts and lifetime access to course information
- Access to a private Facebook forum exclusive to the group
- A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
- Less stress & more parenting confidence
- Meeting parents and making new friends
Register for ‘Parenting Children with ADHD 4-hour workshop’
A 4-hour online workshop based on the core principles from the 6-week parenting course.
See the Events page for the next Parenting Workshop and more details.
Parenting Course Testimonials
Parent Course AttendeeParent
Thank you so much for running the course. I think it was great and I got so much out of it. I wish it were still going! I don't have any suggestions for improvements, as I found it all so informative and helpful. So thank you again!
Thank you so very much for your course. I can’t tell you how helpful I found it – I have gained lots of resources and tips and I feel better armed.
A wonderful and highly informed lady helping to educate parents about ADHD. Well worth attending one of her parenting groups, especially if you are just learning about it.
Despite many years of psychologists and Google research I hadn’t been able to find really tangible action advice on how to parent my ADHD stepson until I came across Vivian’s parenting workshop. The course was invaluable because it explained the disorder simply and with great insight but then went through the various facets with actual plans for what to do and why it works. I’ve implemented many of the ideas, which have shown very positive results, and importantly learnt what not to do and how what I was doing was often exacerbating the problem. The group forum was highly supportive and being able to discuss specific situations with others in similar positions also enhanced the learning whilst reassuring me I was not alone! In so many years of research this has been the most helpful and I am so grateful for the visible results in my stepson and also in our relationship thanks to this course. The takeaway booklets are an ongoing reference and reminder that I still use. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, this course is a life-changer.
I learnt lots of new and relevant information on the course but it also cemented my existing knowledge on ADHD. Vivian is very knowledgeable and breaks down the information in an easy to digest way using her relaxed and fun approach to teaching. It was also lovely to meet other mums in similar situations to share stories and brain-storm problems. I would highly recommend.
When I didn’t know what to do next or where to go, I found your parenting course and I could relax knowing I was gaining the knowledge I needed to travel this unexpected road with my family. 100% open minded with regards to medication I have never felt any judgement only support and encouragement to keep trying. Meeting other parents who understand has been invaluable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Vivian.
A good basic comprehensive course. It was great to meet other parents and be able to learn together, share information and experiences. Lots of reliable source of information and useful material. Thank you very much Vivian!
It was great to get together with other families going through similar issues and discuss strategies in a supportive network. I gained ideas to support our family and optimize everyone’s wellbeing.
I have found ADHD Support Australia so helpful. The parenting course, the speakers, the special events and the website have been great resources. It has also been wonderful to connect with other people in the ADHD community. Vivian is so knowledgeable and helpful and caring. I consider myself very fortunate to have found this group and that it is on the Northern Beaches!
Parenting Workshop Attendee
As a parent with a newly diagnosed 6 y/o I can't express how useful the 4 hour Parenting Workshop was. I took so much away from the day, I still have so much to learn but this has really given me some clarity, a broad understanding of what we are dealing with, what we can do to support our family, where to get more information and importantly that we are not alone! Thank you so much Vivian - your commitment is commendable and the sharing of your knowledge and lived experience is invaluable! I cant thank you enough.
Parenting Workshop Attendee
Vivian's ADHD Parenting Workshop was the first I'd completed since our diagnosis and it helped clarify that my son isn't naughty or disobedient. That there is something preventing him and we need to help him express himself. The information provided gave us a great understanding that as a whole family we need to adapt and put strategies into place to help my son and our world. Vivian's information and experience showed us that we can work through this, overcome it and create the practices my son needs.
Parenting Workshop Attendee
This was my first time attending any sort of information session on ADHD and I found it so informative. There was so much to learn and really comforting to know we are not alone on this challenging journey.
This was an amazing course for parents who have a child with ADHD. The info and study is very clear and simple to understand. I highly recommend this course to any parent who has a child with ADHD.
This course provides good, easy understanding of all topics related to ADHD for parents, teachers and other family members as a new learner.
An extremely well thought-out, practical guide for parents who will benefit from the hundreds (and hundreds) of practical examples Vivian supplies on how to assist children with ADHD and a more successful family life. I cannot recommend this course more highly, well done and thank you!
This was a very helpful course. I have 2 boys with ADHD - one inattentive and the other a combination. I really found Week 2, which talked about managing challenging behaviours, beneficial. I also loved Module 5 where different medications and supplements were discussed as well as the sleep section. I also really liked that there was a list of celebrities with ADHD and I found this a great way to talk to my children about ADHD and this gave them something in common with their favourite sport stars.
Fab course - just do it!
I would like to mention the dedication you have demonstrated in putting together such a vast array of hand picked materials to lead parents through the obstacles, pointing out pitfalls. At times we all need hand holding through something that is profoundly affecting both our children's lives and own own. Thank you Vivian for being there - Online or not, you turned up and were there for me, sharing with great generosity to illuminate the journey. You truly care in helping parents and their children and are beyond generous with the life-long resources you have made available to us. Bless you Vivian, you are a great inspiration. The World needs more people like you.
What I loved most about this course was your passion to genuinely help people that are in the dark and struggling. Your humility as you describe the subjects and including your own experiences too is heartwarming. I will remember much more what and how you said things than anything I will read elsewhere. For me the humanising aspect meant a lot to me.
As a family new to this dilemma, it answered so many questions and reassured us that we can overcome this and guide my beautiful granddaughter through life