ADHD Essentials
Self-Regulation with Jeff Copper, ADHD & Attention Coach, Host of Attention Talk Radio, and ADHD Dad

Self-Regulation with Jeff Copper, ADHD & Attention Coach, Host of Attention Talk Radio, and ADHD Dad

January 17, 2020

I really enjoyed talking to Jeff Copper, PCC, PCAC, MBA for today's episode.  

Jeff is an ADHD and attention coach, and the founder of the DIG coaching practice.  He’s also the host of Attention Talk Radio, and a father affected by ADHD.  He helps his clients move past obstacles by intentionally managing attention to achieve what is possible.

In today’s episode, Jeff and I talk about emotional regulation through the lenses of mindset, lying, noticing successes, and the importance of manners.  Throughout, Jeff our conversation, Jeff shares words of wisdom he has learned from life experience, interviewing guests on Attention Talk radio, and of course, his mom.

 

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  • To learn more about Jeff and his work go to www.digcoaching.com or call 762-ADD-ADHD.

    • (How cool is that phone number!?!  I'm jealous!)

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Finding the Gifts in ADHD with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parecalls, Pediatrician and Mom with ADHD

Finding the Gifts in ADHD with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parecalls, Pediatrician and Mom with ADHD

January 10, 2020

It is an absolute pleasure to have my friend, Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parecalls on the show this week.  Carolyn and I met at the very end of 2018 International Conference on ADHD, but connected immediately.  So when we got to reconnect during the 2019 conference, I couldn't wait to have her on the show! 

Carolyn is a pediatrician based in Texas, and a mother with ADHD.  She speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects including parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety, adolescent development, and preparing for college. 

In today’s episode, Carolyn shares her personal story about navigating school, balancing her career with her growing family and doing it all with ADHD.  We discuss the power of accommodations, feeling like you’re not parenting at the level you’re supposed to, prioritizing our choices based on wants, needs, and values, and the importance of looking at the positive side of ADHD.

 

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Enraging Swim Lessons, Incredible Videos, and Competitive First Aid with Laura The ADHD Mama

Enraging Swim Lessons, Incredible Videos, and Competitive First Aid with Laura The ADHD Mama

January 3, 2020

What's up, Team!?!

We're jumping in to 202 by talking to Laura, the ADHD Mama!  And I couldn't be more excited about it!

While researching ADHD for herself and her daughter, Laura decided to start recording her experiences with ADHD.  Since then, her videos have helped people all over the world come up with new ways of dealing with ADHD in themselves and their loved ones.

In today’s episode, we talk about respecting the way ADHD presents in ourselves and our children, the invisible nature of the disorder, the power of knowing you’re not alone.

 

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Improving Our Kids’ Mindsets, Trying Differently Not Harder, and Celebrating Small Wins, with Carrie Herzberger

Improving Our Kids’ Mindsets, Trying Differently Not Harder, and Celebrating Small Wins, with Carrie Herzberger

December 27, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Carrie Herzberger. Carrie is a coach who helps kids  and teens with ADHD and anxiety get unstuck, and develop the skills, mindsets and confidence they need to meet with success.  Her goal is to help kids achieve in school, but also stand out, in their own way, outside of school.

In today’s episode, Carrie and I talk about helping our kids embrace little wins to build their confidence, how to try different rather than harder, and the importance of mindset shifts in the pursuit of success.

 

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From ADHD Kid to ADHD mom & ADHD Coach, with Lollie Weeks of Fast Brain Coaching

From ADHD Kid to ADHD mom & ADHD Coach, with Lollie Weeks of Fast Brain Coaching

December 20, 2019

 

Today, we’re talking to my friend, Lollie Weeks of Fast Brain Coaching.

Lollie is a wife, mother and business owner with ADHD, parenting two boys with ADHD, and she’s driven to help students, families, and adults navigate the ADHD superhighway!

In today’s episode, Lollie shares her experiences as kid, mom, and coach with ADHD.  We talk about empathic time travel, the power of fierce moms, why kids ruin sandboxes, the nature of ADHD coaching, and celebrating progress no matter how small.

NOTE:  This episode may sound a little different to you. It was recorded live at the Commonwealth Learning Center in Needham, MA.  As a result, there are some audio artifacts and background noises that don’t typically appear on my episodes, but I think it feels a bit more intimate, too.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it!  Please let me know what you think about this experiment in live recording by emailing me at Brendan@ADHDessentials.com.

Special Thanks to Jeffrey Gordon of Ideal Video Strategies for his support on this project!

 

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Hacking the ADHD Toddler in Your Head, with Will Curb of Hacking Your ADHD

Hacking the ADHD Toddler in Your Head, with Will Curb of Hacking Your ADHD

December 13, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Will Curb. Will is a dad, host of the Hacking Your ADHD podcast, and the proud owner of an ADHD brain.

In today’s episode, we discuss depression and perfectionism, inventorying the past year, allowing our ADHD struggles to inform our compassion for our kids, gaining from failure, and managing an Ultimate Frisbee Team (which is almost certainly one of the most ADHD jobs ever).

 

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Why Will No One Play With Me with Caroline Maguire, Author and ADHD & Social Skills Expert

Why Will No One Play With Me with Caroline Maguire, Author and ADHD & Social Skills Expert

December 6, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Caroline Maguire.

Caroline is an ADHD and Social Skills expert who has written a book called “Why Will No One Play With Me?”  It’s about helping our kids develop friendships and navigate the waters of social interaction.  It is filled with great information, and practical tips.  Otherwise, I wouldn’t be endorsing it.

 In today’s episode, Caroline and I discuss the ideas and strategies in her book.  We talk about the role of executive function &  direct instruction play in developing social skills, what it means to “read the room” and why it’s important, the problematic stories we tell ourselves, and the spectrum of silly.

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ADHD, Perfectionism, Parenting, and Motivation with Emily Kircher-Morris of the Mind Matters Podcast, Licensed Professional Counselor and ADHD Mom

ADHD, Perfectionism, Parenting, and Motivation with Emily Kircher-Morris of the Mind Matters Podcast, Licensed Professional Counselor and ADHD Mom

November 29, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Emily Kirscher Morris of the Mind Matters Podcast.

Emily is a mom with ADHD, who is has kids with ADHD, and is married to a husband with ADHD, as well as a mental health counselor who is motivated to help gifted and talented kids with the social emotional challenges the face. 

In today’s episode, we talk about Emily’s journey from teacher to mental health counselor, making educational decisions for our kids, reframing our expectations to help us accept our flaws and navigate perfectionism, and the importance of taking a strength-based approach to our kids, process over product, and a deep dive on motivation.

 

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ADHD & Holiday Expectations with Cindy Jobs, Professional Organizer and Coach

ADHD & Holiday Expectations with Cindy Jobs, Professional Organizer and Coach

November 22, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Cindy Jobs.

Cindy is an expert in the field of organization, and an Associate Certified Coach.  She helps people with ADHD simplify their lives through education, structure, and support. 

In today’s episode, we talk about setting reasonable expectations around the holidays, the importance of clear, honest, early, and open communication, managing the various holiday pressure cookers, and using traditions to foster connection.

 

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ADHD After Dark with Dr. Ari Tuckman. Psychologist in Clinical Practice Specializing in ADHD, Certified Sex Therapist, and Author of ADHD After Dark.

ADHD After Dark with Dr. Ari Tuckman. Psychologist in Clinical Practice Specializing in ADHD, Certified Sex Therapist, and Author of ADHD After Dark.

November 15, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Dr. Ari Tuckman.

Ari is a friend of the pod, and a psychologist in private practice, specializing in diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, and, as you may recall, this pod! He’s also an author, and has written a pioneering book called “ADHD After Dark” that is based on a study he conducted exploring the impact of ADHD on a couple’s sex life and relationship.

In today’s episode, Ari and I start by talking about what makes a good scientific study (both to bore your kids in case you don't want them listening to the sex episode, and also to increase our scientific literacy). 

Then, we discuss the things we can do to improve our marital relationships, how having kids amplifies what’s already present - especially marital tension, how generosity outside of the bedroom can lead to generosity inside of the bedroom (and vice versa), and lots of other things related to ADHD and sex.

 

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