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October 4, 2019
Most students with ADHD go through what I call a school honeymoon at the beginning of each new school year. The newness is stimulating and the demands are less starting out and our kids do pretty well. But the honeymoon ends and reality sets in — kids with ADHD struggle in school. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with educational advocate, Brandie Rosen, about what parents can do to help ease the transition from honeymoon to everyday reality at school. We discuss how to prevent this sharp decline in the first place, as well as how to work with teachers to to get through this tough period to ensure continued success, if you weren't able to prevent it.
September 13, 2019
Executive functioning skills — including organization, planning and time management — are almost always impacted in kids and teens with ADHD. There are a myriad of strategies and tools to assist with disorganization and poor time management. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with coaches Natalie Borrell and Alison Grant of Life Success for Teens about how to help your disorganized teen. Natalie and Alison share many tools and strategies they use to help their students and coaching clients, as well as insights on how to implement them successfully for your teen or pre-teen.
September 5, 2019
Never meeting expectations means our kids with ADHD and/or autism feel like they never succeed. That is a heavy burden that can take a monumental toll on any individual. In this episode, I outline all the repercussions possible when a child feels like they never succeed and what you can do to keep the worst of the consequences from happening to your child.
August 23, 2019
Parents are expected to be authoritarian and parent through a system of crime and punishment. We're raised to believe this is what defines a "good parent." I argue that we need to flip this idea on its head — that crime and punishment parenting is actually making you a "bad parent." It does more harm than good for our kids, especially kids with ADHD and/or autism. There is a much, much better way to raise kids that will become happy, successful adults. Listen in and I'll explain why crime and punishment is bad and how to serve our children much better.
August 1, 2019
Our culture dictates that our kids should go to college after high school in order to be successful adults. Yet, that isn't true. Just as the misbelief that kids with ADHD and/or learning disabilities can't succeed in college if they choose that path. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Learning Disabilities Consultant, Elizabeth Hamblet, to separate fact from fiction when it comes to ADHD and college, and learn how to help our kids transition after high school, into college or whatever endeavors they pursue. This episode is packed full of resources and information even parents of younger kids with ADHD need to know now, to prepare for the future. Listen in now!
July 26, 2019
Our culture defines expectations of our parenting priorities. When we become parents, we latch onto those expectations and adopt them as our own. The problem is, those priorities were created for neurotypical kids and we are raising kids with differences. If our child is different, our parenting should be different too. That means that not everything that matters to our culture really matters for our special brand of parenthood. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I outline what truly matters when raising kids with ADHD (and/or autism).
July 18, 2019
There's no disputing that — especially team sports — can be a difficult environment for individuals with ADHD to naturally succeed in. It's not just developmental delays and social differences with peers that can make it tough. Things like emotional sensitivity and dysregulation, poor working memory, anxiety, and lagging executive functioning skills can also make it hard to meet peer and coach expectations, because they are set or neurotypicals. However, this doesn't mean that kids with ADHD cannot succeed and thrive in athletic endeavors. Join me as I talk with Susan Stout, founder of My Own Beat, about the challenging areas of athletics for those with ADHD and how you can help your child succeed in sports that are interested in and/or passionate about. Even if your child just plays Little League or Peewee Football, you can't miss this discussion. Listen now!
July 11, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm diving into stress management for parents of kids with ADHD and/or "high-functioning" autism. I used to think I'd have to change the characteristics of my life and family — like give away my kids — to reduce my stress. Turns out, I just didn't know what real stress management was and how to apply it to a life that is inherently more chaotic, demanding, and stressful. Thank goodness I finally discovered how I could manage my stress. It's made a monumental difference in my physical, mental, and emotional health. I am so much happier. So much calmer. So much freer. And, even better, so are my kids and everyone else in my life. My stress management is one of my top strategies for effectively parenting kids with ADHD/autism. It changes everything. Listen in now to find out how to manage your stress and change your family for the better too.
June 7, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with childhood behavior coach and development specialist, Lauren Pace, about how parents can create an environment that empowers kids with ADHD and helps them thrive. This discussion isn't about the interior design of your child's spaces, but about the relationships, perspectives, understanding, and compassion we have with our kids and how that affects behavior and grit. Lauren packed a lot of powerful insights and strategies in this one episode.
May 24, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm filling you in on the upcoming FREE Parenting ADHD Summit. It's a free online conference with 28 experts on ADHD and parenting sharing a little of their wisdom with you to empower you to empower your child. In this podcast episode, I'm sharing clips from five of the sessions, including Dr. Edward Hallowell, Julie F. Skolnick MA, JD, Ross Greene, PhD, Jerome Schultz, PhD and Amanda Morin. There's valuable information just in these clips. Listen in and get new strategies for parenting your child with ADHD.
May 16, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with documentary filmmaker, Ana Joanes, about the journey to becoming the parent you want to be. We discuss how our childhood experiences shape the parent we become, how those experiences change our neurological physiology, parent stress, the importance of self-compassion and self-care, and the fact that you are not alone. This episode will help you parent with intention and purpose, rather than just trying to get through each day.
May 9, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm tackling developmental age. ADHD is a development disorder. Very few people talk about it in that way but it's 100 percent a developmental disorder. Your child with ADHD is two to three years behind their same-age peers in a lot of ways. If you're child's functioning and skills are at a 7-year-old level, but he or she is actually 10, what is going to be more successful: expecting neurotypical 10-year-old behavior or 7-year old behavior? Your job and the success of your parenting hinge on setting appropriate expectations for the child you have. Listen in as I explain developmental age further, and how to set appropriate expectations for your child to succeed and thrive.
April 4, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with coaches Natalie Borrell and Alison Grant of Life Success for Teens. We discuss how to help kids with ADHD address and overcome challenges and obstacles. Learn how to help your kids build grit and resistance — the core aspects of being able to overcome challenges without falling apart or avoiding obstacles.
March 14, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm tackling a questions I get from parents all the time... how to stay calm when your child is having an outburst or a meltdown. There are a couple tricks that helped me gain control of how I stay calm and respond in these moments. I've shared both these fundamental pieces, as well the real transformational power remaining calm has for your child, for you, and for your entire family.
February 21, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with occupational therapist, Susan Schenk, about learning challenges. Susan shares her story of growing up and finding success with learning challenges. Then we dig into how to help our own kids who are struggling with learning disabilities through tools, strategies and technology. Listen in for inspiration from Susan's story as well as resources to help your challenged learner.
February 15, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I have a very important message for you. You're not alone. You're not alone in this special brand of parenthood. There are millions of parents raising challenging kids. The fact that your parenthood is different isn't your fault, and you're not the only one with these challenges. You must find your tribe. Having a tribe around you who "gets it" is everything. Let me tell you why...
February 7, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking IEPs and 504 Plans with former teacher and educational advocate, Amanda Morin. We're defining IEPs and 504 plans, and the differences between them. In addition, learn how to determine what services and accommodations your child may need in school, and how to go about securing them. We also answer questions like, should my child come to school meetings? And we're busting some myths around the rights of kids with special needs at school.
February 1, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, teacher and education advocate, Meg Flanagan, and I discuss taking a collaborative approach to working with teachers and advocating for your child at school. To achieve an effective working relationship with the school, parents need to approach teachers and school staff with the attitude of working together, as allies instead of adversaries. Sometimes it's tough to strike a balance between being a strong advocate for your child and seeming confrontational. Meg and I discuss strategies for this and more during this episode.
January 24, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I outline different behavior triggers that are common with ADHD and/or "high-functioning" autism. Within this list are developmentally lagging skills, but also differences in how a child's brain functions when they have ADHD. Recognizing these and other triggers in your child will help you improve behavior and reduce the instances of outbursts and meltdowns. This knowledge will also help you understand your child better and remain a calm parent.
January 20, 2019
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, about cultivating emotional health, which creates happier children. Emotional balance is key, and it's more challenging for kids with ADHD and/or autism. Maureen outlines strategies to help your child recognize, work through constructively, and control their own emotions. "It's like an onion. There are many layers to emotional health. We must cultivate emotional health."   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Articles/Topics/Podcasts Mentioned: PAP 046: Find Ways to Say Yes More Often: The Whys & The How Books: The Emotionally Healthy Child, Maureen Healy Growing Happy Kids, Maureen Healy   My Guest Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, global speaker and expert in social & emotional learning (SEL). Her new book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, gives adults the ideas and tools they need to raise emotionally healthy children in today’s world (Preface by Dalai Lama). Maureen also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions of adults worldwide. In 2014, Maureen’s first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite book awards. With 15+ years of experience, Maureen has counseled 1000’s of parents and their children, worked with educators globally, taught in the classroom, and given keynote talks throughout US, Europe, Asia and Central America. She’s also served as an expert for many organizations such as: Crayola LLC and Highlights Magazine (US); DK Publishing and Tiny Love (Europe/Israel). Maureen’s educational credentials include a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a PhD program in Child Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Along this background, Maureen has studied with happiness teachers globally, which has bolstered her joy immensely. She says, “Life is never boring,” especially as she continues to learn from every experience she has and person she meets. Where to Find Maureen Website: GrowingHappyKids.comFacebook: maureendhealyTwitter: mdhealyInstagram: maureendhealy Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours. Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
December 21, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm honored to have talked with Ana and Curt Warner about the challenges and isolation of raising kids with autism. They've shared their experiences raising twin boys with "low-functioning" autism in their new book, The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope, and they've graciously shared a glimpse of their parenting experiences here with us. While your child may not have autism, the struggles and triumphs of this parenthood are much the same. I promise, you'll be moved by their story. “It wasn’t ever the pressure or exhaustion that was most troubling to us; it was the realization that our boys were in a kind of pain we couldn’t understand. For some unknown reason, everything was so hard for them.” — Ana Warner, The Warner Boys Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Books: The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope, Ana & Curt Warner Download a Free Preview of the Book: Chapter 1 from The Warner Boys Articles/Topics Mentioned: Happy Mama Retreat My Guest Curt Warner is an honors graduate in communication, a two-time All-American at Penn State, a 2009 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, and a former All-Pro running back for the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams. A three-time Pro Bowler, Warner was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1994. Ana Warner has dedicated her life to the care of her family and the study and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Both she and her husband have served as keynote speakers at the National Autism Conference at Penn State and the Texas Autism Conference in San Antonio. The Warner Boys is their first book. Where to Find The Warners Twitter: @CurtWarnerAgent @WarnerBoysBook Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours. Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
December 13, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking about how to finally stop battling with your child. Day in and day out, the challenging behaviors, the impulsivity, the seeming argumentativeness feel like we are battling with our kids. Sure, most of the triggers are symptoms of their ADHD and/or autism, but that doesn't make it any easier or any less painful to accept these battles. But, the thing is, you don't have to accept these battles — you can stop battling with your child. I'm not saying that you just don't engage, although that's a little part of it. I'm saying there's a way to end the battles, most of them, and have a lot more calm and joy in your family. Listen in to learn more.   Resources in the Episode Stop Battling with Your Child Program   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
December 6, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with licensed child therapist, Angela Pruess, about emotional intelligence. Building emotional intelligence skills is an important part of raising kids with ADHD, kids who are often dysregulated emotionally and struggle with interactions with others. We discuss emotional awareness, emotional regulation, and how emotional intelligence plays a role in relationships with others and social interactions. Listen in to learn how to assess your child's current emotional intelligence and then work on building skills where there are gaps. "They need to be able to handle the highs and lows in life. Emotional intelligence skills will enable us to see that our kids thrive. " Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Articles/Topics Mentioned: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Angela's Articles on Emotional Intelligence Amygdala Hijack Books: The Incredible 5-Point Scale, tool for learning to communicate and regulate emotions Zones of Regulation Whole Brain Child, by Dr. Dan Siegel Dr. Siegel's Hand Model (video below) My Guest Angela Pruess is a licensed clinical therapist who wants to help you raise emotionally healthy kids that will change the world, by explaining the he(art) and science behind your child’s developmental and emotional needs at ParentsWithConfidence.com. She also writes about childhood mental health and the therapeutic power of play. With her help, you can better understand your child, help them meet their full potential, and LOVE the journey of parenthood. Where to Find Angela Website: ParentsWithConfidence.com Facebook: @childrensmentalhealthrocks and @parentswithconfidence Angela's Emotional Intelligence Flashcards Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours. Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
November 29, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I was inspired this week to talk to you about saying yes more often. As parents, we are programmed to say no automatically, but we need to find ways to say yes. Our kids already get messages that they “can’t” more than anything else, so they need more yeses, more positives in their day-to-day lives. There are other good reasons to start saying yes more often, too. When everything is no, kids stop asking. Saying no also limits discussion and building and practicing problem-solving skills. Automatic no's often create power struggles, which no one wants. And, lastly, our kids need to feel like they have some control in their lives, and finding ways to say yes to them helps with that. I explain that and how to say yes more without "giving in" in this episode. Enjoy!   Resources in the Episode The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene, PhD Dr. Greene's CPS Model of Addressing Behavior PAP 029: Out-of-the-Box Parenting is Key for ADHD, with Roberto Olivardia PhD   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
September 7, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I was inspired this week to talk to you about the language you use to describe your child's behavior. I see parents day in and day out use language that sounds as though they're describing a character flaw. Language that sets a tone of "can't" and "won't," instead of describing things for what they really are — which is most often your child having a hard time, not giving you a hard time. Join me as I illustrate the differences and how to change your language for greater success and peace in your family.   Resources in the Episode 10 Red Light Words for Parents — Contains a Bonus Download   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
August 17, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Dr. Sharon Saline about what your child with ADHD wishes you knew, in conjunction with the release of her new book. We're talking about how most kids feel like parents aren't hearing what they're saying, and vice versa. Dr. Saline offers many strategies to communicate better, for a more successful and joyful family life.
August 10, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with divorce and family attorney, Morghan Leia Richardson, about how to navigate co-parenting a child with ADHD when the parents don't agree on ADHD treatment and parenting. There are ways to pre-plan for these parenting disagreements during the divorce process, as well as resources and recourse for resolution after. Court proceedings aren't the only option for resolution, and Morghan outlines a few better options. If you and your co-parent disagree on how to parent your child with ADHD, this episode is a must-listen.
August 3, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm giving you a pep talk for parenting kids with special needs. Use this pep talk when you're feeling low, lacking confidence in your parenting, apprehensive about starting another day, or just having a bad day. If you're feeling yourself slip, use this pep talk as your reminder that you've got this!     Resources in the Episode Download an mp3 file of just the pep talk portion of this podcast episode to keep on your phone, tablet or computer. Then you'll have the pep talk whenever and wherever you need it.  :) http://parentingadhdandautism.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Parenting-Pep-Talk-Download.mp3   In fact, here's a video of the same pep talk with a calming visual. In case video is your thing.   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
July 26, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with mental skills trainer, Carrie Cheadle. Mental skills training is common in sports and athletics, but it's also invaluable for parents raising kids with special needs. Carrie and I talk about releasing the pressure valve, resilience, redefining success for our parenting and our kids, and adopting the mindset you need to thrive. This is an awesome conversation for every parent, but especially for parents raising kids with disabilities. "Managing stress [is important] so I can make sound decisions, and have enough mental and emotional strength to be able to do the challenging things."       Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Articles/Topics Mentioned: 4 Types of Support: informational, emotional, tangible, motivational Video: -- Podcast: -- Books: --   My Guest Carrie Cheadle lives in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, California and has been working on the performance of teams, organizations, and individual athletes and exercisers since 2002. She is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance. Carrie has worked with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. Carrie also specializes in working with athletes and exercisers and families with Type I Diabetes and she’s the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp as well as an adjunct professor for the sport psychology graduate program at John F. Kennedy University. Where to Find Heather Website: carriecheadle.com Facebook: MentalSkillsTrainingforAthletes Instagram: feedtheathlete Twitter: feedtheathlete   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
July 19, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm sharing tips and strategies to help your child overcome social struggles and make and keep friends. ADHD makes social interactions challenging for kids for a variety of reasons. I outline the different reasons kids with ADHD struggle with friendships, offer strategies to help your child build social skills, and share how to create opportunities for social successes.     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Articles/Topics Mentioned: SocialThinking.com Podcasts: PAP 038: Using the Creative Arts as Therapy for ADHD, with Kimberly Beaman Books: Social Stories and Social Thinking books by Michelle Garcia Winner   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
July 12, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Heather Chauvin about defining our job as a parent. Heather talks about her journey to discover her authentic role as a mom and how to parent in a way that serves the true goal and purpose of parenting — that serves her sons but also serves herself, too. Listen in to find out what is your real responsibility as a parent? Heather shares how to choose how you live, work, play and PARENT on your terms.
July 5, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with therapist, Kimberly Beaman, about the importance of therapy, how to find the right therapist for your child and your family, and the power of creative arts in the lives of kids with ADHD and other challenges. Listen in as Kim offers a wealth of resources and guidance on therapy for kids with ADHD.
May 10, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with nutrition and wellness practitioner, Jennifer Scribner, about creating a non-toxic lifestyle. Many kids with ADHD have genetic polymorphisms like MTHFR that reduce the body's ability to detoxify effectively. A non-toxic lifestyle is important for all of us, but especially kids with ADHD and sensitivities. Listen in for what items should be on your radar and tips and strategies to detoxify your home, for everyone's health.
April 6, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with speech-language pathologist and author of "My Second Year of Kindergarten," Becca Eisenberg, about repeating a grade in school. Listen in as we discuss the signs that a child might need to repeat a grade, the aspects of school to think about when making the decision, and how to walk your child through acceptance and the transition. *Note: The sound on this episode isn't as good as I'd like it to be. The message, however, is fantastic, so please forgive the sound quality.    Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Enter Becca's Giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Reading Guide for My Second Year of Kindergarten   My Guest Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist, author, instructor and parent of two children. She has been practicing in the field of speech language pathology for over 18 years and works with both children and adults with special needs in a variety of settings. She has multiple games and a workbook published by Super Duper Publications. She is also co-author of a children’s book titled, The Monkey Balloon and the sequel, A Tale of The Monkey Balloon was recently released on February 6th, 2018. Rebecca has always loved and treasured children’s books, specifically those that embed a meaningful lesson in the story. Her passion lies in finding those moments to connect with children through storytelling. Rebecca began her blog http://www.gravitybread.com to create a resource for parents to help make mealtime an enriched learning experience with children’s literature. Her website, mysecondyearofkindergarten.com provides parents and educators with resources and information when making the decision to repeat a child in kindergarten. Where to Find Rebecca Eisenberg gravitybread.com facebook.com/Gravitybread/ mysecondyearofkindergarten.com   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
March 29, 2018
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people call a meltdown a tantrum. A tantrum is a fit a child throws to get their way. A meltdown is when your child is stuck and their brain has been sort-of hijacked. A child in a meltdown does not have control of their actions. Listen in to this episode as I discuss the full differences between a tantrum and meltdown and provide insights and strategies to begin to tame them.
March 16, 2018
School struggles are one of the leading causes of parent and child stress in families with kids with ADHD. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I share some red flags that your child may need extra help and support in the classroom, outline the steps parents should follow to request services and accommodations at school, and explain the basic differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP. * Please note: Nothing I say in this episode or in this post constitutes legal advice. I am not an attorney. Always consult an attorney for interpretation of and guidance on the law.
March 9, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with behavior analyst, Holly Moses, about why looking at behavior as "bad" isn't the best parenting approach for kids with ADHD. Often, the gap between expectation and capability leads to unwanted ("bad") behavior. Listen in to learn effective strategies to elicit appropriate behavior, and to effectively address unwanted behavior. Holly and I will adjust your mindset for behavior so you can be the parent your child needs.
March 2, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Julie Neale about our Mother's Quest, discovering your passion, living with purpose and intention, and surviving and thriving when raising kids with ADHD. Julie is sensitive to the constraints of this special parenthood, having two differently-wired boys of her own. Listen to learn how to slow things down, take a pause, and move forward with your purpose and intention.
February 22, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Frank South about his life with ADHD and raising his two kids with ADHD. Frank has had an intense, fascinating, challenging life with ADHD, which makes for an intense, fascinating, challenging parenthood raising kids with ADHD. He's compiled his family stories in a new book called, A Chicken in the Wind and How He Grew. Learn more about Frank's life and parenthood, his insights on raising kids with ADHD and letting them find themselves, and why having ADHD is kind of like being a chicken in the wind.
February 15, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm tackling the misnomer of helicopter parenting. We think hovering over our kids is protecting them, and loving them, but it actually does more harm than good. By hovering over our kids and overprotecting them, we are robbing them of building lagging skills, successful future independence, and the joy of doing something on your own for the first time. So, let's dive in and get your out of the pilot's seat.
February 8, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, about how imperative it is to think outside the box when raising kids with ADHD. And Dr. Olivardia should know, he has ADHD himself and employs some very creative strategies to manage his own challenges. His insights and experience will inspire your parenting.
February 1, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm tackling the misnomer of helicopter parenting. We think hovering over our kids is protecting them, and loving them, but it actually does more harm than good. By hovering over our kids and overprotecting them, we are robbing them of building lagging skills, successful future independence, and the joy of doing something on your own for the first time. So, let's dive in and get your out of the pilot's seat.
January 26, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Jeff Copper of DIG Coaching, about teens with ADHD and the reality of motivation. I hear parents complain about their teen with ADHD and their lack of motivation very frequently. I am living this struggle myself right now, with my own teen son with ADHD. What Jeff and I talk about is why kids with ADHD lack motivation — for things like school performance — and how to both spark some motivation for the brain with ADHD, and survive that chapter of your parenthood. Please note: while we do talk specifically about teens with ADHD in this episode, a great deal of our conversation applies for parents of younger kids with ADHD, and it also helps you prepare better for the teen years ahead of you.
January 19, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking about why the traditional parenting rulebook doesn't work for kids with ADHD, and how to trash it and write a parenting guide that works for your kid.
January 12, 2018
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Dr. Randy Kulman, of Learning Works for Kids, about screen time and gaming. We focus our discussion on the benefits of gaming and technology, including a list of games that are good for your child. Yep, I said good for your child. Listen now to find out what skills can be improved, and by which games. And, recognize that screen time isn't all bad.
January 5, 2018
In this episode of the podcast, I was inspired by the celebration of a new year (so hard to believe it's 2018!). I don't like to make New Year's Resolutions, because I associate those with deprivation. However, I love to set an inspirational word for the new year and think of it as a sort-of clean slate and opportunity for improvement. In this show, I challenge you to implement 5 key opportunities for improvement in your life, your child's life, and your family. New Year. New Opportunity. Yes, I'll take it! Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Self-Talk/Affirmation: "I will see my child's truth today." Self-Talk: "My child isn't giving me a hard time, he's having a hard time." Ask your child, "How can I help you?" Self-Care: Happy Mama Retreat Podcast Episode PAP 022: Your Thoughts are the Key to Nearly Everything — Are you a victim or a survivor?     Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes  
December 28, 2017
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactADHD about maintaining healthy family relationships in a family with a child with ADHD. We define what a healthy relationship is, how to repair broken relationships, and how to maintain healthy relationships between spouses/partners, siblings, and with yourself. How do you get on the same page when co-parenting? Can you accept different parenting approaches? Let's talk about your relationships! Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Impact ADHD's Freebie: Parent's Guide to Motivating Complex Kids Happy Mama Retreat   My Guests Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster founded ImpactADHD to give parents the strategies, skills, and expert guidance you need to manage the reality of ADHD. With coaching, you can learn to set realistic, attainable goals, communicate more effectively, and start on a path of happier, more effective parenting. Their unique programs are designed to give parents the support they need in a way that works for them. Coaching radically improves the way parents manage the roller coaster of raising ADHD kids! Website: impactadhd.com & sanityschool.com Facebook: facebook.com/ImpactADHD Twitter: twitter.com/impactADHD   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
December 20, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, I discuss your thoughts, and how they hold the key to everything. Being mindful of the emotions and thoughts you attach to a situation, and changing them to serve you and your family better. It's not easy to do, but let's talk about taking more control of your thoughts, and how powerful that will be in your life. Positive thinking leads to positive parenting, and positive parenting leads to better behavior. Positive thinking and better behavior make for better mental and physical health for all. Listen now and learn how to change your thoughts. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Happy Mama Retreat Purposeful Parent Bootcamp   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes  
December 14, 2017
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I'm talking with occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell. Often, kids with ADHD are told to "try harder," especially in school. Suzanne explains the physiology behind how the brain works in an individual with ADHD and challenged learners, which further explains why telling a child with ADHD to "try harder" can't help. This was a truly fascinating conversation for me — I learned a great deal from Suzanne that I hadn't yet learned in 9+ years of obsessing about ADHD and how to help my child. We talk about the role the sensory systems play in neurological function, and the invisible impact it often has for kids with ADHD and learning challenges. How each student acquires knowledge, i.e., learns, is different, but sensory has a huge impact on it. Rhythm is a key component. Let's talk about unique learners! Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Unique Learner Solutions: Discover the Ability in Learning Disability Moving to Math The Zones of Regulation Program Raising Human Beings Suzanne's FREE eBook   My Guest Suzanne Cresswell is an occupational and physical therapist who has worked with unique learners for over three decades. Suzanne works to educate and provide proven solutions and strategies to those that parent, instruct and work with unique learners. By creating an understanding of unique learners and their learning behavior, she helps parents, teachers and the students themselves find the ability in learning disability. Website: uniquelearnersolutions.com Pinterest: Unique Learners   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
December 6, 2017
This episode of the podcast is inspired by my new book, The Hidden Layers of ADHD: The Underlying Complexities of ADHD, and Their Powerful Affect on Your Parenting Success. I'm so excited to share with you why you should look at ADHD like an iceberg, what that means for your parenting, and all the hidden layers of ADHD you need to understand in order to do your best for your child. Listen in as I outline and briefly explain each hidden layer. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) The Hidden Layers of ADHD, Penny Williams My coaching programs I mentioned in this episode.   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes  
December 1, 2017
In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, Debbie Reber and I discuss shifting your mindset and tilting your parenting to become the best parent you can be for your differently wired child. Debbie, founder of Tilt Parenting, is passionate about changing the conversation on neurodiversity and differently wired kids from one of being "broken," to being different but having many gifts to share. Listen in as we touch on everything from school struggles to the importance of self-care, and many nuggets of wisdom somewhere in between. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius Seth Perler, EF & 2e Coach Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Happy Mama Retreat Debbie’s Free 7 Day Challenge   My Guest Debbie Reber is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast, and social media company for parents who are raising differently wired children. Her next book, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, comes out in spring 2018. She currently lives with her son and husband in the Netherlands. Website: http://www.tiltparenting.com Free 7-Day Challenge: http://www.tiltparenting.com/7day Author/Speaker Website: http://www.debbiereber.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tiltparenting Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tiltparenting Twitter: @tiltparenting   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
November 21, 2017
I had a very emotional conversation with a coaching client this week, and it inspired me to talk to you about making mistakes as parents, forgiving ourselves, having a healthy conversation with ourselves about it, and living in a place of self-compassion. Mom guilt doesn't serve you, and it doesn't serve your child or your family either. Be authentic and be human, but forgive yourself for the things in your past that were the best you could do at that moment. Hindsight really is 20/20, but looking back doesn't serve us. Listen in and learn how to be a more compassionate, authentic mom. You are enough! I promise. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Click Here to Get the Free Printable of the Forgive Yourself Quote Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD My courses and coaching programs I mentioned in this episode.   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes   Read the Transcript of this Episode
November 17, 2017
You have to get your mind right in order to be an effective parent to a child with ADHD. One of the facets of getting your mind right for this special parenthood is to throw out the traditional parenting rulebooks and norms, and rewrite a custom parenting rulebook for your child, where they are today. For your child, and your entire family. In this podcast, I explain what I mean by writing your own rulebook for parenting, and how to go about it. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Raising Human Beings, Ross Greene PhD Episode PAP 015: Behavior is Just a Symptom   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes
November 10, 2017
Danielle Matthew has devoted her work to helping kids through the emotional, and often damaging, experience of being bullied. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, Danielle and I talk about one-on-one support, guidance and education to empower children and teens to heal from bullying, address conflict, and move forward. Listen and learn what you can do to help your child if/when they are the victim of bullying. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) The Empowered Child: How to Help Your Child Cope, Communicate, and Conquer Bullying The Empowerment Space Website Nowhere to Hide, Jerome Schultz   My Guest Danielle Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 20 years experience working with children and adolescents. She founded The Empowerment Space in the Los Angeles area to support bully victims and their families, aid schools and health and wellness professionals, and educate others about the bullying epidemic. Danielle speaks to parents, whose children are victims of bullying, educators, who seek to prevent bullying in schools, and other clinicians, who want to dialogue about how to support families through a bullying situation. She's also author of The Empowered Child: How to Help Your Child Cope, Communicate, and Conquer Bullying. Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmatthewempower Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpowermentSpace/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-targan-matthew-b8b587a/   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.   Listen to More Parenting ADHD Podcast Episodes   Read the Transcript of This Episode
November 3, 2017
I've been reading Ross Greene's newest book, Raising Human Beings, and I am so inspired to share how his insights and approach to parenting challenging kids can be a powerful force in your parenting. Of course, I've been a fan of Greene's work for years, and I recommend his books to parents constantly. What you have to understand first, before you can implement his collaborative problem solving process with success, is that behavior is simply a symptom of the actual problem. The behavior is not the problem. Stick with me... it makes sense. It's a problem, but not the problem. Learn all about it in this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Raising Human Beings, by Ross Greene, PhD More information on Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) Collaborative Problem Solving approach cheatsheet The power of asking your child, "How Can I Help You?" Brooke Castillo's podcast   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
October 27, 2017
I'm so excited to have Ben Glenn (aka, The Chalkguy) on this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast. He is a remarkable human being and offers great insights to parents raising kids with ADHD and/or learning disabilities, because he was that kid. Ben begins by sharing his story of growing up with learning disabilities and ADHD, unhappy in a self-contained classroom for many years. Then, with the help of an out-of-the-box-thinking high school principal, Ben discovered his gift — art. During our conversation he shares what it's like to grow up thinking something's wrong with you, and how he found his motivation and became a successful, happy adult. Hearing his story also reinforces that what our kids are doing right now (like cheating in Ben's case), doesn't necessarily mean they will grow up to still employ those unsavory coping mechanisms. Ben is a fun and funny guy. His energy and drive to help others are infectious. His story will inspire you. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) 10 Self-Check Questions for Kids with ADHD 1. How do you feel today? Excited… Energetic… Tired… Bored… Frustrated… Cranky... Edgy… Positive… Hopeful… 2. How is your energy today? Energetic… Ready to rock… Ok… Tired…. I need a nap… I need coffee… 3. What are you looking forward to today? Project… Work… Task… Friends… Event… Lunch… Outing… Sport… Gym… Fellowship… 4. What do you need to get done 1st today? Homework… Gym… Food… Project… Email… Phone call… School… 5. Is there anything stressing you out? Family… Homework… School… Friends… Work… Project… 6. If you are not feeling yourself… Have you taken your medication today? When was the last time you exercised? What did you eat before you went to bed last night? How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Are you taking any other medication that can affect your mood? 7. What is one thing you’ve done that you are super proud of? 8. What is one good thing you are going to do today? WHY? 9. What type of exercise are you going to do today? 10. How can your parents help you today? (Of course, feel free to customize that for your own child.) -- CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE SELF-CHECK NOW --   My Guest Ben Glenn struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) throughout his formative years, ultimately finding it impossible to stay interested in school and leaving following his junior year in college. Although his ADD caused him to struggle academically, it proved to be a perfect companion in his career as a performer, creator, and educator. Rather than let it hold him back, he chose to be inspired by his condition. He uses it as a tool for writing, speaking, and making videos focused on ADHD and personal development. Ben’s speaking engagements began spontaneously after his short-lived collegiate career when he was presented with the opportunity to tell his story at small church camps and conferences. He has since expanded his outreach by working with students, teachers, and speaking at corporate events. Ben is the published author of seven books and the founder of Chalkguy’s LEGO drive project. When he isn’t working, Ben enjoys fishing, boxing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Check out Ben's Speedscaping! Connect with Ben: Website: www.simplybenglenn.com/ Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCaTFbmWuRw60Lkq9WE3FNBg Lego Drive: GiveYourBricks.com   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode,
September 29, 2017
On this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk with Sarah Wayland, PhD, a Consultant and Special Needs Care Navigator, of Guiding Exceptional Parents. Sarah and I have known each other for several years, after meeting at the Happy Mama Retreat. She truly understands kids with ADHD and autism and always offers great insights in informed and compassionate parenting. My favorite topic to turn to Sarah about is the idea that "behavior is communication." She and I are both huge fans of Ross Greene's work, where he outlines this concept and much more. This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on behavior as communication that I'm doing with Sarah on the podcast. I'm super excited about it! Part 1 was episode 003: What Your Child's Behavior is Actually Telling You. If you haven't listened to it yet, you definitely should, but you don't have to listen to it before this episode. On this show, Sarah and I discuss why kids with ADHD get angry, and what parents can do about it. We discuss emotions, developmental age/delay, meeting your child where they are, and handling big emotions and intense kids. There are a lot of really powerful insights on behavior, deciphering what it really means, and having a positive affect on it going forward. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) 50 Insightful Reasons for Troublesome Behavior in Kids with Autism (and ADHD) — the chart that Sarah made describing the behavior you see and what is likely going on under the surface. Free download of this chart too. Ross Greene: http://www.livesinthebalance.org and The Explosive Child Ross Greene's ALSUP to identify problem areas and lagging skills: http://www.livesinthebalance.org/sites/default/files/ALSUP216.pdf. More on meeting your kids where they are from Sarah's website Resources to teach self-regulation skills and emotional awareness: Zones of Regulation (http://www.zonesofregulation.com/index.html) , Incredible 5-Point Scale (https://www.5pointscale.com/) Dealing Constructively with Big Emotions in the moment: Show Empathy Stop talking Address the emotions, not the words   My Guest After a long career as research psychologist studying spoken language, Sarah Wayland, PhD, became a Special Needs Care Navigator with the goal of ensuring that no parent ever felt as lost and confused as she and her husband did when embarking on their journey as parents of two exceptional children with special needs. Nothing gives her more joy than teaching parents about effective strategies for raising their challenging children, and working with individual clients as an RDI consultant. Sarah works to give other families what RDI and parenting classes gave her family: Hope. In addition to teaching and working with individual clients, Sarah is co-editor of the book – Technology Tools for Students with Autism, and has written articles for the 2e Newsletter, Washington Parent Magazine, the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, and Expert Beacon. You can learn more and connect with Sarah at www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
August 4, 2017
There can be no debate that parenting kids with ADHD (and/or autism) is hard. Super hard! However, there are many approaches that can soften the edges and make this special brand of parenthood a little easier, and a lot more successful. Brian R. King, aka The Compassionate Dad, teaches parents to be a student of your child — to let your child's truth guide you. It's all about compassionate parenting — compassion for your child, and for yourself — and it's powerful for parents of kids with ADHD. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, Brian and I discuss compassionate parenting, how to implement it, and the power that it holds for families of kids with ADHD. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode >>> Brian's FREE Download: 5 Keys for Raising a Child with ADHD Using Compassion   Books Discussed:  The Explosive Child, Ross Greene     My Guest in this Episode Growing up with ADHD and Dyslexia and later in life being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis is hard enough. Add to it raising three sons with Asperger's and ADHD and you'll find someone with world class patience and resourcefulness. That someone is Brian R. King, The Compassionate Dad. Where to find Brian: CompassionateParents.com Facebook: Brian R. King or Compassionate Parents Group   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.    
June 9, 2017
I'm so excited to share the magic parenting phrase for kids with ADHD (and autism) and how to implement this strategy successfully with your child! This one phrase is so, very helpful. Truly, I cannot emphasize enough how "magical" asking your child this one question can be. So, sit back and get ready to get your mind right. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)   The Zones of Regulation Episode PAP 003: What Your Child’s Behavior Is Actually Telling You, with Sarah Wayland, PhD Episode PAP 007: 10 Easy Strategies to Build Self-Esteem in Kids with ADHD, with Jackie Flynn   Freebie: < Download the Magic Phrase Printable >>>
May 19, 2017
ADHD can look very different in girls and women than it does in boys and men. That different appearance of symptoms, coupled with gender stereotypes, means girls with ADHD often fall through the cracks and struggle without a diagnosis for much longer. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk with ADHD Coach and adult with ADHD, Linda Roggli, PCC about the symptoms to watch for in girls, the role estrogen plays in ADHD symptom severity, and the ways that ADHD is just plain different for girls. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) >>> Kids treated for ADHD can still struggle in school, especially girls   Books:  Survival Tips for ADHD Women by Terry Matlen The Queen of Distraction by Terry Matlen Understanding Girls with ADHD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, Dr. Patricia Quinn Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your ADHD (for ages 7-12) by Dr. Patricia Quinn Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Sari Solden   >>> Articles on ADHD in Girls on ADDitude Magazine     My Guest in this Episode Linda Roggli is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), award-winning author and founder of the A-D-Diva (A-dee-DEE-va) Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She is a nationally-recognized expert in midlife and senior ADHD. In 2016, she co-founded the Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza, a week of online conversation with 36 of the world’s top ADHD women’s experts; more than 5,000 women attended. Linda is the ADHD expert on Selfgrowth.com, a guest blogger for sixtyandme.com and a regular contributor to and blogger for ADDitude Magazine. She lives in Durham, NC with her slightly OCD husband and two adorable ADHD Shelties. Where to find Linda: addiva.net addivaretreats.com Facebook ADDiva and Linda Roggli Twitter @addiva Confessions of an ADDiva: midlife in the non-linear lane (award) Let's Fix It: A Magic Kit for ADHD Adults Coaching Spa linda@addiva.net   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.    
April 27, 2017
I cannot tell you how upset it makes me for someone to tell my child that he's "smart enough" to do something (that he obviously hasn't done to their satisfaction). It makes me livid folks. Intelligence is not the sole predictor of capability, especially in the traditional public school system. Especially when you have ADHD and/or learning disabilities. So, this week we're discussing "smart enough" on the Parenting ADHD Podcast. I'll explain what's wrong with telling a child they're "smart enough to do _______" and fill you in on what other factors predict capability. I'll give you a hint, there are a lot of them. So, sit back and get ready to get your mind right. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Twice Exceptional or 2e: Twice-Exceptional Learners: Top 4 things I wish others knew about giftedness and LDs Gifted Children’s Challenges With Learning and Attention Issues, on Understood.org The Twice Exceptional Dilemma Why IQ is irrelevant to the diagnosis of learning disabilities, by Dr. Linda Siegel Support: Twice Exceptional/ 2E Network International Books:  Smart but Scattered, Dawson & Guare Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, Jerome Schultz   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
April 21, 2017
Kids with ADHD are exponentially more likely to have poor planning and organization skills, part of their poor executive functioning. That's something Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos knows all too well... as do I. This can be a constant battle for parents of kids with ADHD, but it doesn't have to be. In this episode, Leslie and I discuss different organizational challenges of kids with ADHD, and what products, strategies, tools, training, and expectations parents can implement to make a positive difference with this struggle, both at school and at home. You will love Leslie's energy and passion as she shares many valuable organizational strategies that work for organizationally-challenged kids with ADHD, including her own son, who's now a successful college student (it is possible folks!). Grab pen and paper and start the podcast audio, and get ready for some new strategies you can implement today. And, don't forget to download Leslie's free One-Stop List of Recommended Products for ADHD Organization below. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode >>> Get Leslie's One-Stop List of her Recommended Organizing Products for Kids with ADHD!   Remember: The support needs to be at the POINT OF PERFORMANCE. Rules of Thumb: Simplify Less is more Clear is always better, can be colored but must see through it   Tools (get the download above for Leslie's complete list of recommended products for ADHD organizing): Master binder — DUO Binder Student sleeves Wrist band with message Luggage tag on binder with checklist iPad pro apple pencil   At Home: Ask first: Can he easily access storage? Is organization that makes sense to your child? Does everything have a home? SIMPLIFY EVERYTHING!   Create Problem Solvers: Teach kids to define what they need and ask for it — "If you did not ask a question, there is not an answer…"   Books:  What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management, Leslie Josel The Organized Student, Donna Goldberg Smart but Scattered, Dawson & Guare     My Guest in this Episode Leslie Josel is a successful entrepreneur, author, and internationally acclaimed speaker. She is the creator of the award-winning Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management®, a planner that helps students develop and master time management skills, and author of the award-winning What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management, a parents step-by-step guide to help teach their teens the time management skills they need to succeed. Leslie brought Order Out of Chaos to life from a very personal mission. She is the mother of a time-and-organizationally-challenged teen who was diagnosed with ADHD. She founded the company over a decade ago with the goal of providing professional organizing, time management, and coaching services; family education, and products and resources to families with similar struggles. A respected resource on ADHD and Executive Functioning in students, Leslie speaks and conducts workshops internationally to parent and educator groups on a variety of topics facing students today. Leslie has also been featured in national broadcast and print media such as the Hallmark Channel’s “The Better Show”, Forbes Magazine, The Associated Press, and Family Circle Magazine. Most recently, Leslie was featured in Forbes for their Women@Forbes series and chosen as one of Acquisition International’s 2016 most Influential Business Women in Special Education Needs.
April 13, 2017
It's no secret that kids with ADHD (and autism) struggle immensely with self-esteem. They're bumping around in a world of constant messages that they're different, broken, incapable... As parents of kids with ADHD, a big part of our job is to boost our kids' confidence and self-esteem. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk with therapist Jackie Flynn about simple ways to build our children's self-esteem. These 10 strategies are simple to implement in our chaotic lives, yet powerfully effective. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) *Be the thermostat, not the thermometer – respond rather than react. *Focus on the donut, not the hole.   10 Strategies to Build Self-Esteem in Kids with ADHD: Looking in your child’s eyes — says “I matter” Be a good model and label emotions Have a good fun to work ratio Spend present time with your child each day Unconditional acceptance (every when it’s hard) The 20-second hug Give your child permission to be human Set the stage for healthy attachment Recognize accomplishments, even the small stuff (not praise) Smile at first sight (Jackie’s favorite) Trauma creates hyper-vigilance: EMDR therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy are very effective for trauma.   Books:  The Whole Brain Child book Childhood Disrupted The Whole Parent   My Guest in this Episode Jackie Flynn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Education Specialist, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Certified School Counselor. Jackie helps children and their families at her thriving Play Therapy and Expressive Arts private practice in Central Florida. She also helps parents persevere through the challenges of parenthood through her podcast, Parenting in the Rain: Insights from the Experts and her online business at Jackie Flynn Consulting, where she offers Parent Coaching, Consulting Services, and Online Training. Where to find Jackie: Podcast: Parenting in the Rain Podcast: Play Therapy Community Parenting in the Rain Group: Facebook Jackie Flynn Host of Play Therapy: Facebook Counselinginbrevard.com Counseling in Brevard: Facebook Jackie Flynn Consulting Jackie on Twitter   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.  
April 6, 2017
Your child has ADHD. Now what do you do? On this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk about what your next steps should be after diagnosis, including many things it took me years to discover. Enjoy!   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Books After ADHD Diagnosis The Explosive Child by Ross Greene Superparenting for ADD by Edward Hallowell Mindful Parenting for ADHD by Mark Bertin MD How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and How to Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Nowhere to Hide by Jerome Schultz Websites ADDitudeMag.com CDC on ADHD WebMD on ADHD NIMH on ADHD Healthline on ADHD Understood.org   Risks of Untreated ADHD Alternative Treatments as a complement to ADHD medication Neurofeedback for kids with ADHD   Daily Journal Worksheet, Free Download more on Positive Parenting   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
March 31, 2017
ADHD Coaching: What is it? Who needs it? How does it work? Does it take the place of medication or therapy? These are common questions, and my interview with John Tucker on this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast will provide answers to all those questions, and more. ADHD coaching can be a powerful tool for teens and young adults, OR for parents of teens and young adults. Please note! This is not just an FAQ about ADHD Coaching. John shares lots of his coaching wisdom and strategies in this episode as well. Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) It's important to get a coach who is trained in ADHD, not just a "life" coach. ADHD coaches know about impulsivity, executive functioning delays, etc. An individual has to want to be coached, for ADHD coaching to be effective. You can have a trail of co-morbidities related to the rotten way the world has treated you. Coaching can help families approach kids with ADHD in a more effective way for everyone. The Insider's Guide to ADHD, Penny Williams Ross Greene: http://www.livesinthebalance.org and The Explosive Child Delivered from Distraction, Ned Hallowell ADDitude Magazine's online forum: ADDconnect.com Boarding/military school in Canada: Robert Land Academy in Ontario.   My Guest in this Episode John Tucker is an ADHD Coach in private practice in Canada. He helps clients appreciate their strengths and pay less attention to their perceived weaknesses. He often coaches those in early adulthood who are having difficulty with schooling, transitions, addictions, and relationships… and sometimes all of those. With 25 years as a teacher and a school principal, and a PhD in education where he studied and wrote about students in transition, John is uniquely qualified to coach those having difficulty education. He specializes in coaching students who are having difficulty with this transition. Contact John about coaching at JohnTuckerPhD.com, jhn.tckr@gmail.com, or 416-576-8464 (NOTE: this phone number is in Canada; additional charges may apply from the U.S.). Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.  
March 24, 2017
One of the most important things we can do to be successful and effective parents, is to take time for ourselves — time to recharge, rejuvenate, recenter, and reclaim a mindful existence. Parents (especially moms, {wink, wink}) make kids and spouses top priority and only then then consider something for ourselves, if there’s time (there’s never time when you have kids. never. ever.). The oxygen mask theory applies to life though, you have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first to be able to do your best for others. That’s a fact! It takes determination and learning to say “no,” but you can take time for yourself. Permission granted. Let's chat more about how important parent self-care is, and how to get time to yourself no matter how hectic your life is. Enjoy episode 004: Neglecting Your Own Self-Care Could Actually Be Making Your Child's ADHD Behavior Worse.   Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) The Happy Mama Conference & Retreat — a weekend of respite for moms of children with nerobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders. 10 Musts for Momma Self-Care Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
March 17, 2017
On this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I talk with Sarah Wayland, PhD, a Consultant and Special Needs Care Navigator, of Guiding Exceptional Parents. Sarah and I have known each other for several years, after meeting at the Happy Mama Retreat. She truly understands kids with ADHD and autism and always offers great insights in informed and compassionate parenting. When my son was struggling with some serious increased anxiety and crisis behaviors about two years ago, Sarah introduced me to the concept of "behavior is communication." It is a profoundly powerful parenting perspective. On this show, Sarah and I discuss what "behavior is communication" means, what behaviors parents see that are actually communicating something else, and how to let this knowledge guide you to more effective parenting for your child with behavioral and/or developmental disorders.   Enjoy!     Resources in this Episode (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.) Ross Greene: http://www.livesinthebalance.org and The Explosive Child Ross Greene's ALSUP to identify problem areas and lagging skills: http://www.livesinthebalance.org/sites/default/files/ALSUP216.pdf. Brenda Smith Myles Rumble Rage Cycle: http://www.texasautism.com/WorkshopFiles/rage.pdf, from her book: High-Functioning Autism & Difficult Moments Martin Seligman's The Optimistic Child Dr. Dan Shapiro's website: http://www.parentchildjourney.com Sarah also outlines the "STEPS" process to problem solving: “STEPS” to problem solving Say what the problem is. Think about all possible solutions. Examine each possible solution. Pick the best solution. See how it works. (more details here: http://www.parentchildjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/7-Journey-handout-Seventh-Mile.pdf)   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left or within the player to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
March 10, 2017
On this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I outline all the elements of ADHD outside of the typical diagnostic symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. These additional elements are crucial to your understanding of your child, and to successfully parenting a child with ADHD.     The Additional Aspects Executive Functioning Deficits Sensory Processing Lagging Skills Self-Esteem Shame Inflexibility Intensity Seeming Lack of Motivation   Resources Shared in this Episode + Others (Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)   (The Time Timer is a great tool for those with time blindness.) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) iPad Pro + Apple Pencil to help with executive functioning deficits in school Proprioceptive Input The Zones of Regulation ADDitude Magazine   Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.
March 6, 2017
This week's show is the very first for the Parenting ADHD Podcast. {Here we go!} As such, I share my story, why I do what I do, and what you can expect from future shows.     Thanks for joining me! If you enjoyed this episode, please use the social media buttons to the left to share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. Also, please leave an honest review for The Parenting ADHD Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That's what helps me reach and help more families like yours.  
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