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 Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-tips-to-help-you-manage-and-avoid-family-conflicts/  

Summary: 
Families coping with ADHD may experience conflicts due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Parents need to manage their own stress levels to avoid or decrease the conflicts among their children, especially if there are teens at home. Dr. Margaret Sibley, PhD, offers strategies and tips for parents to help manage and avoid potential conflicts.  

Margaret H. Sibley, PhD: 
Dr. Margaret Sibley is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Research Institute. Dr. Sibley’s work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adolescents and young adults. She has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific papers on ADHD and published a book with Guilford Press on treating executive functioning and motivation deficits in teens. She is a member of the CHADD professional advisory board.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  How ADHD impacts conflict at home during COVID-19 
2.  Strategies for families to decrease conflict 
3.  How to manage 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: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-parenting-children-with-adhd-during-a-crisis/  

Summary: 
Are you having a hard time with your children during the current pandemic? We know that COVID-19 has caused anxiety and worry in many homes. People are facing changes in their lives every day, practicing social distancing, working from home, and children being schooled at home. These changes can make it a challenge to manage ADHD symptoms and create a calm home. You can learn the strategies that will help you create calm during a pandemic, especially with ADHD symptoms and emotions.  

Andrea Chronis-Tuscado, PhD: 
Dr. Andrea 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.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Learn strategies for keeping calm at home during times of crisis 
2.  Learn strategies for increasing positive emotions with parents and children 
3.  Identify ADHD symptoms that can make it more challenging and strategies to cope with them 
4.  Learn strategies for parents to help their children with ADHD 
5.  Learn strategies for parents managing their own ADHD

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

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/  

Summary: 
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: 
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 issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in th e 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.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Eating, sleeping and other health challenges faced during the pandemic 
2.  Tips and strategies for healthy eating 
3.  Exercises to do in and around the house 
4.  ADHD and sleep challenges 
5.  Strategies for proper sleep hygiene

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

April 9, 2020

Podcast Transcript:
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-navigating-relationship-challenges/  

Summary: 
Navigating family relationships can be challenging and having a family member with ADHD makes it even more complex. During these times of uncertainty, underlying tension and miscommunication amongst family members leads to more conflict and stress. Coping with uncertainty because of the coronavirus is something that families are doing now, but life in general is full of uncertainties. How can couples and family members maintain good relationships during this challenging time? 

In this ADHD 365 podcast, Dr. Ari Tuckman offers expert information and tips on ways parents and couples can navigate through these challenges. He discusses how family members cope with uncertainty differently and how to be respectful of those differences and manage it together.  

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST: 
Dr. Ari Tuckman 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 co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Describe different ways people cope with uncertainty 
2.  List ways people can receive therapy and support services remotely 
3.  Discuss ways to maintain good relationships when family members spend a lot of time with each other 
4.  Describe ways in which couples can have conversations about time together and time alone 
5.  List ways to help teenagers acknowledge and overcome the loss of activities and rituals that did not and will not take place

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

April 3, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-managing-anxiety/  

Summary: 
Are you facing anxiety during this current pandemic? We know that COVID-19 has caused anxiety and worry in many homes, parents, and children. People are facing changes to their everyday life—practicing social distancing, working from home, schooling children at home, and making adjustments to healthcare. These changes can contribute to an increase in anxiety, especially for those with ADHD. You need strategies that will help you manage your anxiety and your child’s anxiety. 

In this podcast, Dr. Craig Bruce Surman offers expert advice on how to identify and manage anxious feelings and thoughts. He provides tools to manage anxiety for parents and children, including a guided relaxation meditation.  

Craig Surman, MD: 
Dr. Craig 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. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over fifty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is Co-Chair of CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Learn strategies to identify and manage anxiety and feeling overwhelmed 
2.  Learn how to be aware of physical and mental needs 
3.  Learn strategies for parents to manage their own anxiety 
4.  Learn information on current healthcare issues and medication 
5.  Follow a guided relaxation meditation

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