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TABLE 7

Selection of Representative Parent Quotes on Engaging in ADHD Treatment Stage 5: Care and Validation (“He Said I Was Right”)

SubcategoryCare and Validation Quotes (Representative Selection)Parent and Child Information
Problem with providers doing the minimum “It’s a lot of, ‘It’s my job.’ No. If that’s the case, then you’re doing your job incorrectly because you’re not helping families. Your job is to help families.” 34-y-old mother of a 14-y-old boy 
 “The negative piece of all of the services that we have…had is, unfortunately, the job is a very, very high burnout job…when you get comfortable with somebody and the kids form a relationship with that person, they leave.… My biggest negative complaint is the turnover.” 40-y-old mother of a 9-y-old girl 
 “And then after the interview was over, she told me, ‘Oh, um, we don’t, we can’t provide any services for him because he’s ADHD.’ I said, ‘I mean, but what are you guys there for?’ you know. But…I told…the people that brought them, you know, referred them to me. I told them and they said that they wasn’t supposed to do that. They supposed to give him treatment.… The minute they met my son and they interviewed him…they didn’t want to deal with him.” 42-y-old father of a 14-y-old boy 
Skepticism “I take the doctor’s advice and everything and I do my own research when I leave. And I take everybody’s advice into consideration, base it off my research and I make my own decisions for my own kids. That’s just something that I learned a long time ago. They’re my kids.” 38-y-old mother of a 16-y-old girl 
 “You’re basically taking what the doctors or whoever is telling you and they could be telling you anything. Because I noticed how a lot of doctors…they’re just pushing these meds on you because they have to for these pharmaceutical people and things like that. So it’s like, how would you really know? Do your own research.” 38-y-old mother of a 16-y-old girl 
Caring and dependable providers “Work with people that’s interested in helping you.” 47-y-old mother of a 9-y-old boy 
 “For me, a doctor is everything because she’s the one that takes care of all of us…prevent bad things from happening to us, make sure that we are all healthy.” 42-y-old father of a 14-y-old boy 
 “They’re very concerned. They listen to me. They make me feel comfortable that they’re there for my kids and me at the same time.” 62-y-old mother of a 10-y-old girl 
 “We had a behavioral analyst specialist as well. He was the absolute savior for what was happening at home, and to teach me how to deal with my son.” 36-y-old mother of an 8-y-old boy 
Seeking validation “Support from my mom, and reassurance from the doctors and stuff, really helped.” 26-y-old mother of a 10-y-old boy 
 “I mentioned to her doctor about it a while back actually, her PCP, and she was really active unable to stay on one task even at home. So, the doctor was seeing some the behaviors in the doctor’s office and I brought it to her attention.” 28-y-old mother of a 6-y-old girl 
 “One day I took my son to a consultation unmedicated and he was able to see the difference, I was like ‘You see? There’s a big difference’ and he said I was right.” 34-y-old mother of a 10-y-old boy 
Parent support “Seeing a therapist myself. It helps a lot, so I’ll be able to get off my back what I have held inside instead of yelling at her…because it’s really hard dealing with a kid that has ADHD.” 43-y-old mother of an 8-y-old girl 
 “Self-care is extremely important…I do have my allotted time during the week, you know, to meet with my own therapist and try to do self-care for myself.” 40-y-old mother of a 9-y-old girl 
SubcategoryCare and Validation Quotes (Representative Selection)Parent and Child Information
Problem with providers doing the minimum “It’s a lot of, ‘It’s my job.’ No. If that’s the case, then you’re doing your job incorrectly because you’re not helping families. Your job is to help families.” 34-y-old mother of a 14-y-old boy 
 “The negative piece of all of the services that we have…had is, unfortunately, the job is a very, very high burnout job…when you get comfortable with somebody and the kids form a relationship with that person, they leave.… My biggest negative complaint is the turnover.” 40-y-old mother of a 9-y-old girl 
 “And then after the interview was over, she told me, ‘Oh, um, we don’t, we can’t provide any services for him because he’s ADHD.’ I said, ‘I mean, but what are you guys there for?’ you know. But…I told…the people that brought them, you know, referred them to me. I told them and they said that they wasn’t supposed to do that. They supposed to give him treatment.… The minute they met my son and they interviewed him…they didn’t want to deal with him.” 42-y-old father of a 14-y-old boy 
Skepticism “I take the doctor’s advice and everything and I do my own research when I leave. And I take everybody’s advice into consideration, base it off my research and I make my own decisions for my own kids. That’s just something that I learned a long time ago. They’re my kids.” 38-y-old mother of a 16-y-old girl 
 “You’re basically taking what the doctors or whoever is telling you and they could be telling you anything. Because I noticed how a lot of doctors…they’re just pushing these meds on you because they have to for these pharmaceutical people and things like that. So it’s like, how would you really know? Do your own research.” 38-y-old mother of a 16-y-old girl 
Caring and dependable providers “Work with people that’s interested in helping you.” 47-y-old mother of a 9-y-old boy 
 “For me, a doctor is everything because she’s the one that takes care of all of us…prevent bad things from happening to us, make sure that we are all healthy.” 42-y-old father of a 14-y-old boy 
 “They’re very concerned. They listen to me. They make me feel comfortable that they’re there for my kids and me at the same time.” 62-y-old mother of a 10-y-old girl 
 “We had a behavioral analyst specialist as well. He was the absolute savior for what was happening at home, and to teach me how to deal with my son.” 36-y-old mother of an 8-y-old boy 
Seeking validation “Support from my mom, and reassurance from the doctors and stuff, really helped.” 26-y-old mother of a 10-y-old boy 
 “I mentioned to her doctor about it a while back actually, her PCP, and she was really active unable to stay on one task even at home. So, the doctor was seeing some the behaviors in the doctor’s office and I brought it to her attention.” 28-y-old mother of a 6-y-old girl 
 “One day I took my son to a consultation unmedicated and he was able to see the difference, I was like ‘You see? There’s a big difference’ and he said I was right.” 34-y-old mother of a 10-y-old boy 
Parent support “Seeing a therapist myself. It helps a lot, so I’ll be able to get off my back what I have held inside instead of yelling at her…because it’s really hard dealing with a kid that has ADHD.” 43-y-old mother of an 8-y-old girl 
 “Self-care is extremely important…I do have my allotted time during the week, you know, to meet with my own therapist and try to do self-care for myself.” 40-y-old mother of a 9-y-old girl 

PCP, primary care provider.

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