Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mindful Parenting

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mindful Parenting

April 21, 2020

Podcast Text Transcript

ADHD often disrupts family life. Compound those disruptive patterns with the pressures of COVID-19, and you may find parenting wildly stressful and overwhelming, which in turn affects your child's behavior. None of us are at our best when we’re tapped out. Your parenting approach could make all the difference in the world during a tense situation. Is mindful parenting the right approach for your family’s needs? Could it improve your parenting skills?

 Board-certified ADHD and executive function coach Pat Hudak is the president-elect of CHADD’s board of directors. She gives us insight into the power of mindful parenting and shares useful techniques that families can incorporate in daily life to achieve positive outcomes.

Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the components of mindful parenting.
  2. Learn strategies for improving mindful communication and listening skills.
  3. Understand how co-occurring conditions may affect teenagers.
  4. Get suggestions parents can use while sheltering at home with children.
  5. Learn how to have mindful and meaningful conversations with children and teens.
Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips to Help You Manage and Avoid Family Conflicts

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips to Help You Manage and Avoid Family Conflicts

April 17, 2020

Podcast Text Transcript

This podcast is about helping families coping with ADHD with strategies and tips to help manage and avoid potential conflicts due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Margaret H. Sibley, PhD

Dr. Sibley is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Research Institute.

Learning Objectives

  1. How ADHD impacts conflict at home during COVID-19
  2. Strategies for families to decrease conflict
  3. How to managing stress as a parent
  4. Strategies for managing sibling conflict
  5. How to handle teenagers during COVID-19

 

 

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Parenting Children With ADHD During a Crisis

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Parenting Children With ADHD During a Crisis

April 17, 2020

Podcast Transcript: coming soon

Parenting a child who has ADHD can be stressful, but a national health crisis can increase those stress levels in unanticipated ways. Parents can set the emotional tone for their families, help to manage children’s fears and anxieties along with their ADHD symptoms. Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscado shares with parents what they can do during this time to answer children’s questions about COVID-19, keep a family routine while using behavioral strategies to address children’s ADHD symptoms and co-occurring conditions.

Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscado

Dr. Chronis-Tuscano is the president of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, an associate editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, and a member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano currently serves as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS) at UMD.

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

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Are you among the nearly 90 percent of Americans living under stay at home orders? It can be difficult to maintain healthy eating and sleeping routines when you’re not able to leave home or when daily life is stressful because of the complete change in daily routine. Dr. Roberto Olivardia provides information on designing a healthy routine, planning simple and nutritious meals, and getting enough exercise when your opportunities for movement are limited. Supporting your good health now is critical for lowering feelings of stress and maintaining a good sense of well-being.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, 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 issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and in the treatment of 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. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation, International Dyslexia Association, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, and the American Association of Suicidology.

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

April 9, 2020

Podcast transcript coming soon:

When dealing with uncertain times, people search for ways to cope with feeling a lack of control. Learning to manage those feelings and recognizing that each person reacts differently becomes immensely important to their closest relationships. As a couple, or as a family, the need to handle the situation together is paramount. Dr. Ari Tuckman offers tips and strategies to maintain healthy relationships during a time of crisis.

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is the author of Understand Your Brain, Get More Done, More 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.

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

April 3, 2020

Podcast Transcript coming soon:

If you’re struggling emotionally over the global pandemic, you are not alone. We talked with Craig B. Surman, MD, who offers calming tips and a guided meditation adapted for those with busy minds.

Craig Bruce Hackett Surman, MD

Dr. Surman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of self-regulatory disorders, including ADHD, in adulthood. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented internationally. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over fifty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is co-author of “FASTMINDS: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (or think you might)” and editor of “ADHD in adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management.”