Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

April 9, 2020

Podcast Transcript:  

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

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