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Figuring Out Family Game Night with Stephen Duetzmann of Engaged Family Gaming

Figuring Out Family Game Night with Stephen Duetzmann of Engaged Family Gaming

November 28, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Stephen Duetzmann, the founder of Engaged Family Gaming.  He has made it his mission to support parents who want to play games with their kids by providing them with the information they need to make the process of finding and exploring new video and board games as easy as possible. 

In Today’s Episode, Stephen talks about using video games and board games to engage with our families. We discuss whether or not video games are really a problem, how they can give our kids the opportunity to be experts at something, the over use of the word addiction, as well as using board games as an alternative for family connection.  Throughout, Stephen shares specific games we might try out, as well as possible pitfalls to avoid.  This one is excellent!

 

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On Swearing with Brendan Mahan, Your #&%$@%! Host

On Swearing with Brendan Mahan, Your #&%$@%! Host

November 21, 2020

Today's Episode is a quick one on swearing.  How to talk to your kids about it, how to do it more effectively, and why it's such a valuable clue to how people around us are doing.  

 

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Anger, ACEs, Resilience, and Growth with Keith Gelhorn of ADDvocacy.

Anger, ACEs, Resilience, and Growth with Keith Gelhorn of ADDvocacy.

November 14, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Keith Gelhorn.  Keith is the founder and CEO of ADDvocacy, where he provides one on 0ne and group coaching & training for neurodiverse youth and adults struggling with Executive Function.

In Today’s Episode, Keith shares his story.  It is a story of filled with struggle, heartache, mental health challenges, and ultimately, growth and success. Keith uses his story to explore topics ranging from anger, to Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma, and the power of resilience, personal development, ADHD Coaching, and asking for help.

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Rough Cut!  Day 3 of the International Conference on ADHD

Rough Cut! Day 3 of the International Conference on ADHD

November 7, 2020

WELCOME BACK!!!!!  It's Day 3 of the Annual International Conference on ADHD. (Now, with Virtual Wonderment™!  

The rough cut debriefs started last year, and now it's a tradition!  Each day, I grab someone to do a quick, unedited reflection on the conference.  Today, I grabbed four someones!  Check it out!

 

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Rough Cut! Day 2 of the International Conference on ADHD

Rough Cut! Day 2 of the International Conference on ADHD

November 6, 2020

It's Day 2 of the Annual International Conference on ADHD, and it's still virtual for 2020!  As you know, we're continuing the rough cut debriefs from last year!  Each day, I'll be grabbing someone to do a quick, unedited reflection on the conference.  Today, I grabbed four someones!  Check it out!

 

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Rough Cut!  Day 1 of the International Conference on ADHD

Rough Cut! Day 1 of the International Conference on ADHD

November 5, 2020

The Annual International Conference on ADHD is virtual for 2020!  But we're still doing the rough cut debriefs!  Each day, I'll be grabbing someone to do a quick, unedited reflection on the conference.  Today, I grabbed three someones!  Check it out!

 

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The Effects of COVID19 on Schools with Dr. Noor Ali, Principal of Al Hamra Academy

The Effects of COVID19 on Schools with Dr. Noor Ali, Principal of Al Hamra Academy

October 31, 2020

Today, we’re talking to my friend, Dr. Noor Ali.  Noor is the principal of Al Hamra Academy, and an assistant professor at Worcester State University.

In Today’s Episode, we look at the effect COVID is having on schools, and how they’ve been planning around a crisis that no one could have been trained for, and trying to create the best-case educational scenario given the current circumstances.  Noor and I discuss the challenges of leading during a pandemic, such as managing the logistics of the crisis for teachers, parents, and students (including those with executive functioning challenges), while also being cognizant of the anxieties of everyone involved, and hopefully keeping a level head the whole time.

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  • TEACHER WORKSHOP:  ADHD in the Era of COVID sponsored by the Massachusetts School Administrator's Association   (Thursday, November 5th & Friday, November 6th) 

 

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ADHD Meets D&D -Using Dungeons & Dragons to Foster Family Connection with Dave and Ted from Nerdarchy

ADHD Meets D&D -Using Dungeons & Dragons to Foster Family Connection with Dave and Ted from Nerdarchy

October 24, 2020

Today, we’re talking to Dave and Ted from Nerdarchy!  Dave and Ted are two dads with a passion for Dungeons and Dragons that have turned that passion in to a thriving website and YouTube channel.

In Today’s Episode, we talk about using Dungeons and Dragons and similar roleplaying games to create quality time with family.  Dave and Ted discuss how roleplaying games can help us bond as a family, how they can improve executive function and social skills, the best games to get younger kids started playing (It’s not D&D), why role playing games make great educational tools, and what to do if you don’t want to play, but think your kids would.

 

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(Thursday, November 5th - Saturday, November 7th)

 

 

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Weird History, Curiosity, and Rocks with Veronica Ditko, mother and author of “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne New Jersey”

Weird History, Curiosity, and Rocks with Veronica Ditko, mother and author of “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne New Jersey”

October 17, 2020

Today, we’re talking my friend Veronica MacDonald Ditko, author of “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne New Jersey”

In Today’s Episode, Veronica and I discuss the fascinating mysteries of history that can be found in our own backyard.  We talk about how watching her kids play in the park led her to get curious about the rocks in her town, and how that led to her learning about her town’s history.  We also discuss how we can use her experience to encourage our kids curiosity and find fascinating, family-friendly adventures to get us out of the house, and keep us entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SHRED Your ADHD, Exhaustion, and Burnout with Brendan Mahan, Your Mildly Motivated MC

SHRED Your ADHD, Exhaustion, and Burnout with Brendan Mahan, Your Mildly Motivated MC

October 10, 2020

Today, it’s just me, mainly because I’m burnt out and just don’t have enough bandwidth to edit another episode.  This COVID pandemic is lame.  So, in today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to S.H.R.E.D. your ADHD, exhaustion and burnout to improve your bandwidth so you can get more done.

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