Parenting ADHD Podcast
PAP 068: Helping Your Disorganized Teen with ADHD, with Natalie Borrell & Alison Grant

PAP 068: Helping Your Disorganized Teen with ADHD, with Natalie Borrell & Alison Grant

September 12, 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. 

PAP 067: What Never Meeting Expectations Does to Kids with ADHD

PAP 067: What Never Meeting Expectations Does to Kids with ADHD

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. 

PAP 066: Crime & Punishment Is Not Parenting

PAP 066: Crime & Punishment Is Not Parenting

August 22, 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. 

PAP 066: Crime & Punishment Is Not Parenting

PAP 066: Crime & Punishment Is Not Parenting

August 22, 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.

PAP 065: Success After High School for Students with ADHD, with Elizabeth Hamblet

PAP 065: Success After High School for Students with ADHD, with Elizabeth Hamblet

July 31, 2019

"There needs to be a desire to go to college. Just sending somebody because that's what's expected is not going to be good for that student."

PAP 065: Success After High School for Students with ADHD, with Elizabeth Hamlet

PAP 065: Success After High School for Students with ADHD, with Elizabeth Hamlet

July 31, 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!

PAP 064: What Really Matters When Parenting Kids with ADHD

PAP 064: What Really Matters When Parenting Kids with ADHD

July 25, 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).

"The rest of it is just noise that we need to start turning down."

Resources in the Episode

Nowhere to Hide, Dr. Jerome Schultz, The Insider's Guide to ADHD, by Penny WilliamsDr. Hallowell's Mirror Traits: Article or VideoHappy Mama Retreat

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PAP 064: What Really Matters When Parenting Kids with ADHD, with Penny Williams

PAP 064: What Really Matters When Parenting Kids with ADHD, with Penny Williams

July 25, 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).

PAP 063: Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in Athletics, with Susan Stout

PAP 063: Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in Athletics, with Susan Stout

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!

PAP 063: Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in Athletics, with Susan Stout

PAP 063: Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in Athletics, with Susan Stout

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!