Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

April 30, 2021

Does your child with ADHD have difficulties with emotion regulation? How can you help a child when emotion dysregulation affects their social relationships? Psychologist Carey Heller provides insight into emotion regulation and offers practical strategies parents can use to help their children with ADHD.

Carey A. Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller is a licensed psychologist. His assessment specialties include evaluations for ADHD/executive functioning, learning disabilities, and mood/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Heller's therapy specialties include work with children, adolescents, and young adults for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, and life transition issues.

Learn more at CHADD.org

 

The Journey from High School to Young Adulthood with ADHD

The Journey from High School to Young Adulthood with ADHD

April 13, 2021

Are you concerned about how your child with ADHD will manage adulthood independently?

Launching successfully is difficult for many young adults with ADHD. Unfortunately, our late bloomers often don’t have the necessary brain maturity and skills required to juggle the demands of transitioning to college or a full-time job at age 18. In this podcast, Dendy and Hughes share their personal experiences and strategies. They also provide information on career opportunities and ways to help your child with ADHD succeed.

 

Chris Dendy and Ruth Hughes

Bio: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, is a popular author, educator, school psychologist, and mental health professional with over 40 years of experience. She’s also the mother of three children with ADHD.

Bio: Ruth Hughes, PhD, has been a national leader in ADHD for many years. During her tenure as the CEO of CHADD, she helped to launch the widely recognized Parent to Parent training program, which has helped thousands of parents learn to manage ADHD in the family.

 

Sex, Romance, and the Impact of ADHD

Sex, Romance, and the Impact of ADHD

March 16, 2021

Is ADHD affecting your sex life? In this episode, Psychologist and author Ari Tuckman talks about why it’s essential to address the relationship impact of ADHD. He also shares what his research tells us about the happiest couples and recommends specific interventions for improving sex and romance in your relationship.

 

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, has given more than 350 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship; Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD. His More Attention, Less Deficit podcast has more than 100 episodes and more than two million downloads. A psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, he is a former member of CHADD’s board of directors and serves as the CHADD conference committee's co-chair.

 

Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

February 25, 2021

Podcast transcript:

Summary

Black adults with ADHD face barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. There are cultural concerns that need to be addressed for them to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment. Dr. Napoleon Higgins, a psychiatrist from Houston, Texas, discusses mental health stigma within the Black community, the cultural values that may impact treatment, and ways to address these issues. He provides resources that can help one find culturally competent providers, and strategies Black adults can use to help providers better understand their challenges.

Napoleon Higgins, MD

Dr. Napoleon Higgins is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas.  He is the CEO of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. He is the president of Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, past president of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association, and past president of Black Psychiatrists of America. Dr. Higgins co-authored a number of books, including How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story about ADHD, Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities, and author of Transition 2 Practice: 21 Things Every Doctor Must Know In Contract Negotiations and the Job Search.  He also specializes in nutrition and health to improve the mental and physical lives of patients. He has worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism, and inner-city issues and how they affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of mental health stigma in the Black community.
  2. Learn about disclosing an ADHD diagnosis to family members or employers.
  3. Learn about the role spirituality can play in ADHD treatment.
  4. Gain strategies for obtaining a culturally sensitive ADHD treatment provider.
  5. Learn the questions to ask providers for receiving a proper diagnosis.
  6. Learn what newly diagnosed adults with ADHD need to do.

 

The Risks of Misusing Stimulant Medication and Alcohol

The Risks of Misusing Stimulant Medication and Alcohol

February 19, 2021

Podcast Transcript

Summary

Some parents worry about their children sharing their prescribed stimulant medication or using other substances. Sometimes a prescribed medication is diverted to others for non-medical use with devastating results. Julie Buckner, the founder of Josh E. Levine Foundation, shares her story about her young adult son, who passed away as a result of using a mix of stimulants and alcohol. She provides information on how stimulants can be misused by teenagers and young adults, and how medication diversion can be prevented. In this emotional conversation, she also offers recommendations for parents on how to support their young adults.

 

Objectives

  1. Learn how mixing stimulants with alcohol can have fatal results.
  2. Learn about the environments that lead to diversion and substance use.
  3. Learn how youth who are prescribed stimulants can prevent medication theft or diversion.
  4. Learn effective communication strategies regarding substance use that parents can use with their children.

 

Part 1: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color

Part 1: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color

January 29, 2021

Summary:  

African Americans face many barriers in getting a proper ADHD evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Practitioners need to be mindful of the historical mistreatment of African Americans by the medical community in order to better serve these patients. Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a clinical psychologist and a lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, describes specific barriers that African Americans face and how they are often misdiagnosed with behavioral problems or overdiagnosed without proper assessment. Dr. Olivardia talks about empowering African-American parents and families so they can advocate for their children, especially when facing a culturally insensitive school system or medical clinician. Additionally, he exhorts practitioners to understand the cultural context of where people of color are coming from and to help increase awareness of ADHD in the African-American community.

 

Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Learn the barriers to evaluation and treatment that exist in healthcare and the school system for African-American children.
  2. Understand the challenges for individuals who are not accurately diagnosed or treated.
  3. Learn the factors that can increase disparities in diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
  4. Understand how African-American parents can advocate for their children with ADHD when dealing with a culturally insensitive school or medical clinician.
Part 2: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color

Part 2: Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color

January 29, 2021

Summary

Children of color with ADHD often experience challenges and barriers to receiving mental health care. It is important for educators and healthcare professionals to be transcultural when providing care, and for parents to know how to advocate for their child. Stigma continues to exist in the conversation regarding mental health and ADHD. Dr. Roberto Olivardia discusses the barriers to mental health care in the Black community and offers ways in which mental health professionals and educators can provide services for different cultures. He also provides information for parents on how to help their children face these challenges.

 

Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

Objectives:

  • Learn about the barriers to treatment for children of color with ADHD.
  • Learn how professionals can develop cultural awareness.
  • Gain skills on how to change the conversation about mental health and people of color.
  • Learn how parents of color can advocate for their child.
  • Identify how treatment can be provided equitably throughout different communities.

 

Is it ADHD? Disparities in ADHD Care of Black Children

Is it ADHD? Disparities in ADHD Care of Black Children

January 29, 2021

Summary

The diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community can be affected by stigma and cultural challenges. African American and Black parents often struggle when seeking help for their child. Dr. Nekeshia Hammond discusses how ADHD symptoms affect daily functioning, how ADHD is perceived within different communities, why African Americans may not be receiving the recommended treatments, and the challenges that can cause ADHD-like symptoms and lead to incomplete treatment. She provides information on how parents can make sure their child receives proper care and how professionals can work together to provide more culturally competent care.

 

Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD

Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority -on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD.

 

Objectives:

  1. Learn about ADHD symptoms and how they affect daily functioning.
  2. Identify barriers to receiving diagnosis and treatment within the African American community.
  3. Learn about the challenges that can cause ADHD-like symptoms.
  4. Gain suggestions on what parents can do to make sure their child is receiving proper care.
  5. Learn how professionals and the community can work together to develop cultural competence.

 

Is it Adult ADHD?

Is it Adult ADHD?

November 30, 2020

Summary

Are you an adult struggling in more than one area of your life? People with ADHD often struggle with managing everyday responsibilities and, sometimes, relationship problems as well. Learn more about adult ADHD in this podcast and find out if an evaluation is what you might need.

 

CHADD’s Health Information Specialist, Alondra Perez, discusses different struggles that adults with ADHD face. She also talks about how to overcome common struggles with getting an evaluation and provides information on the diagnostic process and strategies for getting an evaluation.

Objectives:

  1. Learn about common struggles for adults with ADHD.
  2. Gain knowledge of appropriate professionals that can evaluate and diagnose ADHD.
  3. Learn about the cost of evaluations and different options for covering costs.
  4. Learn about the different options for finding a professional in your area.
  5. Gain suggestions on how to prepare for an ADHD evaluation.
ADHD and Working from Home

ADHD and Working from Home

November 30, 2020

Summary

Did you unexpectedly start working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Just like you, many people have been trying to adjust to working from home for the first time ever or for a long period of time. Those with ADHD may find they have a more difficult time with productivity and concentration. There are strategies you can implement that will help you manage working from home more effectively. CHADD’s Health Information Specialist, Alondra Perez, discusses ADHD symptoms that make working from home a challenge. She also discusses different ways to manage your surroundings, build structure, and find your balance to increase work activity.

Objectives

  1. Learn strategies for reducing distractions at home.
  2. Learn how to implement structure and routine within your workday.
  3. Learn how to create boundaries within your workspace at home.
  4. Gain tools for managing procrastination.

 

 

Familias Latinas apoyando a sus hijos con TDAH durante tiempos inciertos

Familias Latinas apoyando a sus hijos con TDAH durante tiempos inciertos

October 17, 2020

La pandemia ha sido un tiempo incierto para muchos. Ha infundido incertidumbre e incluso miedo en muchos niños, familias y adultos. Hay nuevas normas y rutinas que siguen sucediendo después de meses de la pandemia. Es importante aprender formas de afrontar las dificultades en el hogar y aprender a apoyar a nuestra familia e hijos. María Acosta nos da información sobre cómo apoyar a nuestros hijos con TDAH en casa. También aprendemos sobre el medicamento y tratamiento durante este tiempo que puede cambiar para unos niños.

 

Objetivos:

  1. Estrategias para ayudar niños con TDAH en casa
  2. Aprende cómo ayudar mantener concentración y motivación
  3. Información sobre medicamento durante este momento
  4. Cómo calmar los temores y el miedo de sus hijos sobre la pandemia
  5. Estrategias para mantener socializados con familia y amigos

 

Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de TDAH

Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de TDAH

October 17, 2020

¿Está buscando información sobre el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de TDAH? Es importante entender que es un diagnóstico comprensivo y cómo es diferente para la comunidad Hispana y Latina. Un diagnóstico con un profesional adecuado ayuda entender el TDAH de su hijo y la ayuda que necesita. María Acosta habla sobre las dificultades para la comunidad Hispana, la diferencia con la comunidad americana, y estrategias para padres.

Objetivos:

  1. Aprende desafíos de salud mental en la comunidad Latina
  2. Cómo las diferencias culturales afectan a los niños y al TDAH
  3. Entiendo las limitaciones para el diagnóstico de TDAH en niños Latinos
  4. Aprende que significa un diagnóstico comprensivo y los diferentes profesionales adecuados
  5. Aprende los mejores tratamientos para el TDAH
  6. Estrategias para padres con niños con TDAH
Online Learning for Children with ADHD

Online Learning for Children with ADHD

September 10, 2020

Podcast Transcript coming soon.

 

Laci Culbreth
Assistant Principal of Lower School

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have transitioned to remote learning or hybrid learning. For learners with ADHD, there are many changes that can make it difficult to succeed at home. Parents and teachers are discovering new ways to help students learn to the best of their abilities. Laci Culbreth discusses the difficulties of ADHD symptoms while learning from home and talks about her experience as a teacher. She provides suggestions for parents on how to help their children with ADHD at home. She also discusses strategies teachers can use to increase support for students with ADHD through remote learning.

 

Objectives

  1. Learn strategies for parents on helping children with ADHD at-home learning
  2. Learn strategies for making work manageable for ADHD learners
  3. Identify ADHD symptoms that can impact a student while learning from home
  4. Learn strategies and tools for teachers to help students and parents through remote learning
  5. Understand how accommodations can be implemented remotely

 

Is My High School Student Ready for College? Q&A

Is My High School Student Ready for College? Q&A

September 1, 2020

Podcast Transcript: Is My High School Student Ready for College?

 

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is the author of Understand Your Brain, Get More DoneMore Attention, Less Deficit, and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a former member of CHADD’s board of directors and co-chair of its conference committee.

Helping Your Young Adult Become Independent Q&A

Helping Your Young Adult Become Independent Q&A

September 1, 2020

Podcast transcript: Helping Your Young Adult Become Independent

 

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA and Stephanie Sarkis, PHD

What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning?

What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning?

August 6, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-what-are-my-childs-504-and-iep-rights-for-distance-learning/  

Summary: 
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many schools are having to change from face-to-face teaching to remote learning or even a hybrid environment. For students with ADHD who required classroom accommodations, whether through a 504 plan or an IEP, will the same guidelines apply in each learning situation? Dr. Jeffrey Katz gives parents insight into the child’s rights to educational accommodations for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Jeffrey Katz, PhD: 
Dr. Katz is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is presently the Co-Chair of CHADD’s Public Policy Committee, serves on the Professional Advisory Board and is a past member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Katz specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with an emphasis on ADHD as well as other behavioral and learning issues. In addition, Dr. Katz frequently attends school meetings, bringing his knowledge of ADHD, learning disabilities, and school-based interventions, together with his knowledge of educational regulations, to ensure that students receive the support they need. He also serves on the Disabilities Advisory Committee of Tidewater Community College.  

Am I Depressed?

Am I Depressed?

August 6, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-am-i-depressed/  

Summary: 
Millions of adults, children and families have faced new and unexpected changes to their lives during this time of uncertainty. Staying at home with the stress of the pandemic could lead to symptoms of depression. Some individuals with ADHD who already had coexisting depression could experience increased symptoms because of the pandemic. Dr. Eugene Arnold provides information about the symptoms of depression in children and adults with ADHD. He discusses treatment options including medication management, behavior therapy and complementary interventions.  

L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd: 
Dr. L. Eugene Arnold is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he formerly was the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry. He is a co-investigator in the OSU Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He has 45 years of experience in child psychiatric research, including the multi-site NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. For his work on the MTA he received the NIH Director’s Award. A particular interest is alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and more than 300 articles. He is also CHADD’s Resident Expert.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Recognize the symptoms of depression in children and adults 
2.  Learn how depression can impact someone with ADHD 
3.  Find out the treatment options for depression and ADHD 
4.  Learn about medications for depression and ADHD and potential barriers 
5.  Find out which professionals can treat ADHD with coexisting depression

Overcoming Myths and Mistrust About ADHD in the Black Community

Overcoming Myths and Mistrust About ADHD in the Black Community

July 23, 2020

African American parents often question the validity of their child’s ADHD diagnosis. For them, past experience with the medical community did not always include appropriate evaluation and correct diagnosis. What steps should they take to ensure their child is getting a proper assessment? Psychologist Nekeshia Hammond explains what parents need to know about ADHD and the elements of a comprehensive evaluation. She gives insight into the common myths about ADHD in the Black community and explains why healthcare professionals and educators need culturally competent training.

 

Featured guest:

Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD

 

Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority -on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD.

 

https://hammondpsychology.com/dr-nekeshia-hammond/

 

Guidelines for ADHD Treatment, featuring Max Wiznitzer, MD

Guidelines for ADHD Treatment, featuring Max Wiznitzer, MD

July 9, 2020

Podcast transcript and description are coming soon.

A comprehensive treatment approach for children and adolescents with ADHD will ensure the greatest opportunities for success. After your child or teen has completed a thorough assessment process by an ADHD-trained mental health or healthcare provider, you will be informed of the key areas of concern that affect your child’s functioning. These areas can include school challenges, self-esteem or anger management issues, co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety, any learning concerns, and peer and family relationships.

Max Wiznitzer, MD, gives guidance to help parents understand treatment options that are most suited to the unique needs of your child and family.

Building Better Executive Function Skills

Building Better Executive Function Skills

July 1, 2020

Podcast Transcript coming soon.

How does executive functioning relate to ADHD? How can you help children and teenagers build better executive function skills? Cooper-Kahn shares insight, practical strategies, and interventions you can use in your daily life.

 Joyce Cooper-Kahn

 Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and author who specializes in direct services and consultation for youth, families, and schools dealing with ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses.

Treatment of Complex ADHD

Treatment of Complex ADHD

June 16, 2020

Podcast Text Transcript

Complex ADHD is ADHD that co-occurs with one or more conditions that can complicate the symptoms of ADHD. Two-thirds of children with ADHD have at least one coexisting condition. These coexisting conditions may include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), anxiety disorders, depression, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, and tics (Tourette Syndrome).

Treatment of complex ADHD begins with treating the condition that is most prominent and may involve behavior therapy, parent training, or medication. When medication is used, stimulants are the first line of treatment. Non-stimulant medications may be considered when stimulants do not work. If learning disorders coexist with ADHD, academic interventions are needed.

In this ADHD 365 podcast, Dr. Tanya Froehlich offers expert information on complex ADHD, focusing on the conditions that often coexist with ADHD. She discusses the recommended treatments based on research for each of the conditions, and the options available when first-line treatments don't work.

Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS.

Dr. Tanya Froehlich is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an ADHD clinical specialist. Dr. Froehlich serves on the national ADHD clinical practice guideline development committees for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is complex ADHD?
  2. Conditions that often coexist with ADHD
  3. Recommended behavioral treatment including behavior therapy and parent training
  4. Treatment for coexisting learning disorders
  5. Medication options available for complex ADHD

 

 

Health Disparities: Barriers to ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Health Disparities: Barriers to ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

June 9, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/health-disparities-barriers-to-adhd-diagnosis-and-treatment/ 

Summary: 
What are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities? Brandi Walker, PhD, shares her insights into what healthcare providers, parents, and educators can do to decrease health disparities in the United States. 

Brandi Walker, PhD: 
Major Brandi Walker is an active-duty officer in the Army’s Medical Services Corps, serving as a clinical psychologist at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is a recent graduate of Howard University's clinical psychology program, where she specialized in children, adolescents, and families. She obtained a master’s in rehabilitative counseling from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has held licensure as a graduate-level, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and certified rehabilitation counselor. An advocate for research, Walker currently leads a nationwide community health study on ADHD and sleep in the pediatric population. 

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Learn potential diagnosis and treatment barriers for different communities 
2.  Learn how barriers affect African-American, Latino-American, and immigrant communities 
3.  Understand how access to care impacts academic achievement, relationships, and quality of life 
4.  Learn common gaps for school-aged children with ADHD and how it follows into adulthood 
5.  Understand how parents, teachers, and medical personnel can collaborate

Parenting a Child with ADHD and Dyslexia

Parenting a Child with ADHD and Dyslexia

May 28, 2020

Dr. Roberto Olivardia shares his experience growing up with ADHD and being a parent of a child with ADHD and dyslexia. This episode, Parenting a Child with ADHD and Dyslexia, is an up-close and personal journey of a parent balancing his own difficulties with ADHD while equipping his child, who has a severe form of dyslexia, with education, learning tools, and self-assurance to help him succeed in life.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. He serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

 

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Alone Together-Putting an End to Family Chaos

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Alone Together-Putting an End to Family Chaos

May 20, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-alone-together-putting-an-end-to-family-chaos/  

Summary: 
Millions of families across the world are faced with new and unexpected disruptions to their lives. The lengthy stay-at-home restrictions and days without structure could lead to stress and anxiety, which can be a recipe for chaos for parents and children affected by ADHD.  

Christine Kotik, PCC, gives advice to help parents and children learn how to coexist "alone together" by creating expectations, using the ladder technique to gauge anger, learning effective communication strategies, and more. 

Christine Kotik, PCC: 
Christine Kotik is the coordinator of the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of CHADD and a facilitator of CHADD's Parent to Parent program. She is also a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization, where she serves on the board of directors as treasurer. Her training includes certification through the Coach Training Alliance, JST Coaching & Training, and Coach Approach for Organizers.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  How to avoid conflicts during the quarantine 
2.  How can parents who are working, teaching, and taking care of the home get their children to contribute to effort 
3.  How to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed 
4.  Ways to reduce tension in the household

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mothers and ADHD—Permit Yourself to Breathe

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mothers and ADHD—Permit Yourself to Breathe

May 12, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-mothers-and-adhd-permit-yourself-to-breathe/  

Summary: 
Women with ADHD who are mothers often have several challenges they face in their everyday life. With the current pandemic, daily life can become even more difficult with ADHD symptoms. There are difficulties of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, being disorganized, as well as being distracted. At times, it can be difficult to even get through the day, especially when working from home. Providing care for kids with or without ADHD brings on additional challenges for mothers with ADHD.  

What are some strategies to cope with symptoms and challenges as a woman and a mother with ADHD? Terry Matlen discusses coping strategies during uncertain times and how to support children’s schooling while working from home.  

Terry Matlen, ACSW: 
Terry Matlen is a therapist, consultant, writer, speaker, and ADHD coach. She is the author of The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done, and Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. She is the director for two websites, ADDconsults.com and queensofdistraction.com. Terry served as the vice president of Attention Deficit Disorder Association and as the CHADD coordinator in Minnesota.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Gain an understanding of the challenges faced by women with ADHD who are mothers 
2.  Learn coping strategies for daily ADHD challenges and the challenges added by uncertain times 
3.  Understand how to support children in school while working from home 
4.  Discover how to cope when both mom and children have ADHD 
5.  Learn the importance of reaching out when help is needed

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App