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The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ElaineTaylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, Author & Parent Coach

The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ElaineTaylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, Author & Parent Coach

September 12, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Elaine Taylor-Klaus.  Elaine is a certified co- active coach, public speaker, educator, the cofounder of Sanity School, and Impact ADHD, and the author of The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids.   

In Today’s Episode, Elaine and I talk about how parents of complex kids are handling the pandemic, the importance of verbalizing the unspoken, and of course her new book.  We discuss the value of the book’s intentional, user-friendly design, the 6 areas of challenge parents face in raising their kids, the power of using a coach approach to raising our kids, and how to avoid taking things personally. 

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Back-to-School Social Skills with Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed., Author and ADHD, Executive Function, & Social Skills Coach

Back-to-School Social Skills with Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed., Author and ADHD, Executive Function, & Social Skills Coach

September 5, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Caroline Maguire.  Caroline is the author of “Why Will No One Play With Me?”, and an expert in ADHD, Executive Function, and Social Skills.

In Today’s Episode, Caroline and I talk about the social challenges of COVID19.  We discuss the need for small social interactions, the importance of clear communication when planning to socialize with others, ways to strengthen social skills weakened by COVID, and why we need to collaborate more with our kids.

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Homeschooling Pods, the Complexity of Public Education, and the Importance of Reading Instruction, with Victoria Crisp, M.Ed, Educational Consultant

Homeschooling Pods, the Complexity of Public Education, and the Importance of Reading Instruction, with Victoria Crisp, M.Ed, Educational Consultant

August 29, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Victoria Crisp, M.Ed. 

A former special education director, and founding head of student support at Bentley Academy in Salem, MA, Victoria is an educational consultant with a relentless passion for helping children and their families. 

In Today’s Episode, Victoria and I talk about the complexity of public education.  This one’s got a lot packed into it, folks!  We discuss the many facets and stakeholders involved in reopening schools during COVID, the many and varied expectations that we put on schools in order to address society’s ills, what Victoria does as an educational consultant, Home Schooling Pods, and why effective reading instruction is so important. 

 

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Doodling to Learn & Focus with Dani Donovan, ADHD Content Creator & Artist

Doodling to Learn & Focus with Dani Donovan, ADHD Content Creator & Artist

August 22, 2020

Today, we’re talking to returning guest, Dani Donovan!  Dani is an artist who creates cathartic illustrations and a community of validation and solidarity for adults with ADHD!

In Today’s Episode, Dani and I discuss how we can harness the power of doodling to help us attend and learn while attending virtual meetings both for our kids at school, and for ourselves in our jobs.  But first, Dani tells us what it’s like to quit your job just before a global pandemic.  The ADHD abounds in this one, folks!

 

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ADHD & Rejection Sensitivity with David Nowell, PhD., Clinical Neuropsychologist, and ADHD Expert

ADHD & Rejection Sensitivity with David Nowell, PhD., Clinical Neuropsychologist, and ADHD Expert

August 15, 2020

Today, we’re talking to my friend, Dr. David Nowell.  Dr. Nowell is an ADHD expert, and clinical neuropsychologist who works with his clients to identify areas of cognitive strength and weakness and relate those patterns to known profiles of brain-behavior relationship. 

 

In Today’s Episode, David and I talk about the rejection sensitivity that so often accompanies ADHD.  We discuss what rejection sensitivity is, the controversy surrounding it, it’s relationship to The Wall of Awful, how social competency factors into rejection sensitivity, things we can learn from the therapeutic models of CBT and DBT, and the mom/friend override.

 

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Values, Decision Making, and the 2020-2021 School Year with Brendan Mahan, Your Values-Driven Visionary

Values, Decision Making, and the 2020-2021 School Year with Brendan Mahan, Your Values-Driven Visionary

August 7, 2020

Today, it's just me.  I haven't yet addressed the puzzle of the upcoming school year, and I feel like I should.  So that's what we're doing, even though I don't have a guest to do it with. It's not my place to tell you what to do here, but I can give you a tool for how to address the decision.

In this episode, I walk you through a decision-making approach I use that involves looking at the values which undergird an issue in order to figure out how best to address it.  In this case, the issue is how to approach the 2020-2021 school year for our children, but this approach can be used in lots of areas.

 

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A Prescription Video Game for ADHD?  Yup.  EndeavorRx with Eddie Martucci, Co-Founder and CEO of Akili Interactive

A Prescription Video Game for ADHD? Yup. EndeavorRx with Eddie Martucci, Co-Founder and CEO of Akili Interactive

August 1, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Eddie Martucci.  Eddie is the Co-Founder & CEO of Akili Interactive, a digital medicine company.  That prescription video game for treating ADHD that you’ve been hearing about?  That’s the work of Eddie and Akili.

 

In Today’s Episode, we talk about Endeavor RX, the aforementioned prescription video game.  We discuss how it came about, the thinking that went into it, how it’s different from other video games, what it does, and doesn’t do, whether it works for adults, and whether or not it can be used by kids with video game addiction.

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Revisiting Perfectionism with Brendan Mahan, your Imperfect Impresario

Revisiting Perfectionism with Brendan Mahan, your Imperfect Impresario

July 25, 2020

Today, it's just me.  We're revisiting perfectionism, because the last episode clearly resonated with a lot of you, and I got a good amount of feedback and questions about it.  

 

We're talking about the roles that inconsistency, judging ourselves based on our best performance, and asynchronous development play in the perfectionism of folks with ADHD, as well as ways to address it!

 

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Cutting Out Perfect with Denise Roadman, Middle School Wellness Teacher

Cutting Out Perfect with Denise Roadman, Middle School Wellness Teacher

July 18, 2020

Today, we’re talking to my friend, Denise Roadman.  Denise is a middle school wellness teacher who helps her students better manage their stress, and cut out their perfectionism. 

In Today’s Episode, Denise and I discuss the causes, and detrimental effects of perfectionism (and ways to reduce it), stress management techniques, why you should train your mind like a horse, and the effects of social media on our kids and ourselves.

 

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Developing Family Resilience During Challenging Times with Juliana Chen, M.D. and Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D.

Developing Family Resilience During Challenging Times with Juliana Chen, M.D. and Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D.

July 11, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Juliana Chen and Tai Katzenstein. 

Juliana is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), and a part-time clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. 

Tai is also a clinical psychologist at Newton Wellesley Hospital (NWH), and the former Director of Certification at Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  Together, they serve as co-directors of The Resilience Project Parents Program, an innovative community outreach program based out of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

In Today’s Episode, Tai, Julianna and I discuss ways to develop the skill of resilience, how to ask our kids better questions, the importance of unconditional love, the challenges of checking-in, and Parental Self-care.

 

 

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