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, 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.
May 20, 2020
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.
****Note on audio quality: This podcast was not recorded in a studio. The audio was captured and edited from a video conferencing interview.
May 12, 2020
Mothers, are you taking care of your mental and physical health during COVID-19? Parenting children with ADHD can be demanding; compound it with work, school, and a family confined under one roof, and self-care is paramount.
It's time to stop the madness and not feel guilty when you take time for yourself. You can't do it alone. It's time to permit yourself to breathe.
Terry Matlen explains how mothers who have ADHD and parent children with ADHD can learn to balance home, work, and school while regaining a sense of self—regardless of the current crisis.
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and coach who specializes in adult ADHD, with a special interest in women with ADHD. She is the author of two books: The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. To learn more about her, visit addconsults.com.
May 5, 2020
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Parenting a teenager with ADHD who's confined at home during COVID-19 may present some challenges. How can parents and teens adjust to these circumstances? Some teens with ADHD find the restrictions suffocating and don’t want to adhere to safety protocols. The disruption to their lives may worsen or cause anger and behavior issues. Should parents be more forgiving of bad conduct or attitudes because of the pandemic?
What does Allison Dankner, family behaviorist and learning specialist, have to say about navigating life with teens during this crisis? In the latest ADHD 365 podcast, she gives guidance to parents and teens on ways to communicate and coexist under one roof during COVID-19.
- Learn how parents can support their teens during this crisis.
- Get suggestions for conversing with frustrated teens.
- Find out how to help teens create new habits with schoolwork and social life.
- Get suggestions for creating a new schedule.
- Find out how to give teens autonomy and collaborate with them.
Allison C. Dankner, MS Ed, PSY BS—
Family Behaviorist and Learning Specialist
To learn more about Allison Dankner, visit ALLISONCD.com
May 4, 2020
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Are you a parent now faced with supervising while your child with ADHD attends schooling from home? We know that COVID-19 has caused households to reprioritize family life. It’s no longer business as usual. You, like many other parents, are balancing work, home, and your child’s remote learning. This “new normal” comes with numerous challenges and requires patience, preparation, and structure. You need strategies that will make managing your child’s learning at home less stressful and overwhelming.
In the latest ADHD 365 podcast, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. offers expert advice on creating a framework for an ADHD-friendly learning environment. She provides tools that increase your child’s self-sufficiency and suggests communication techniques for discussing concerns about schoolwork.
Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
Ann Dolin, M.Ed. is the President and Director of Educational Connections. She holds a B.A. in Child Psychology/Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Learning Disabilities, from Boston College.
- Learn strategies parents can use to help their kids with schooling at home.
- Learn how to collaborate and talk with children about their schoolwork.
- Learn how to implement accommodations if the child has a 504 or IEP plan.
- Get suggestions for taking breaks, handling distractions, and maintaining motivation.
- Learn strategies for parents who work at home while their children attend school from home.