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Resistance, Execution, and Executive Function with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2e Coach, Founder of The Executive Function Online Summit.

Resistance, Execution, and Executive Function with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2e Coach, Founder of The Executive Function Online Summit.

August 16, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Seth Perler.  Seth is an Executive Function and Twice Exceptional Coach who has dedicated his life to helping kids overcome their challenges so they can live great lives.  He does this by teaching the world about executive function. Unsurprisingly, he’s also the founder of The Executive Function Online Summit.

In today’s episode, Seth and I talk about the resistance our kids sometimes experience when faced with challenging tasks, how major shifts come from millions of little successes, The Executive Function Online Summit (TEFOS), and the importance of our relationships with our kids. 

 

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Two Dads Talking About Self-Care and Listening to Where Each Other is At, with Adam Wilson Director of Calm Passion, and father of a son with ASD, Anxiety, and ADHD

Two Dads Talking About Self-Care and Listening to Where Each Other is At, with Adam Wilson Director of Calm Passion, and father of a son with ASD, Anxiety, and ADHD

August 9, 2019

My buddy Adam Wilson is back on the pod! Adam is the founder of Calm Passion, a non-profit that creates sensory sensitive spaces to help those with sensory needs participate in events like comic book conventions and movie showings that might otherwise be too overwhelming for them.  He also runs Calmer Con, which is an entire pop culture convention Adam has developed for kids, adults, and families with sensory needs.

In today’s episode, Adam and I talk about the importance of having a consistent approach to how we handle our kids, the power reframing our struggles, navigating the isolation of raising a kid with special needs, including our kids on their support team, and going out to dinner to get on the same page as our partner.

 

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Replay of my ADDitude Webinar on The Wall of Awful

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Teaching and Organizing with ADHD, with Lindsey Steele, a High School Teacher with ADHD

Teaching and Organizing with ADHD, with Lindsey Steele, a High School Teacher with ADHD

August 2, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Lindsey Steele.  Lindsey is a high school social studies teacher with ADHD. She writes about managing the life of a teacher while having ADHD on her blog, Fight, Pray, Teach.

 In today’s episode, Lindsey and I talk about how having ADHD informs her teaching practice, and her relationships with her students.  She also shares some of the organization strategies she uses in her classroom, and we talk about how they can be applied in the home by parents affected by ADHD.      

 

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The Power of Being Seen by Others Affected by ADHD, with Doug Harris of ADHD Synergy

The Power of Being Seen by Others Affected by ADHD, with Doug Harris of ADHD Synergy

July 26, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Doug Harris of ADHD Synergy.  Doug is a long-time ADHD coach, working primarily with creatives and the gifted.  He organizes the Ann Arbor Michigan ADHD Support group, and was an absolute blast to talk to!

 In today’s episode, Doug tells us about finding connection in ADHD conferences and groups, how he used streaks to meditate for 388 days in a row, his theory of pre-trying, and growing up with ADHD.

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Wonder and Problem-Solving, with Jarra Meltzer of The Interactive Learning Center

Wonder and Problem-Solving, with Jarra Meltzer of The Interactive Learning Center

July 19, 2019

It was is an honor and a privilege to reconnect with my old friend, Jarra Meltzer for this interview. Jarra is the senior Developmental Learning Specialist at the Interactive Learning Center in Lexington, MA, and is an expert in learning and development of children, both academically and socially.

In today’s episode, we discuss focusing on process over results, the power of saying “I wonder…”, allowing space for failure, asking better questions, and the pillars of problem solving.

 

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ADHD, Self- Esteem, & The Stories We Need to Hear, with  René Brooks of Black Girl Lost Keys.

ADHD, Self- Esteem, & The Stories We Need to Hear, with René Brooks of Black Girl Lost Keys.

July 12, 2019

WARNING:  At one point in this episode, we discuss mass shootings at mosques and synagogs.  It's only a small part of the show, but it does occur. /WARNING

Today, we’re talking to René Brooks of Black Girl, Lost Keys. René is a member of the ADHD tribe, and return guest.  She’s currently raising awareness for Black Women’s Health as part of the “Crazy Like a Fox Tour”.  The tour will be in Philly on Sunday at Location 215, and then they’ll be at Impact Hub in Baltimore on July 27th. Go to CrazyLikeAFoxTour.com for more details.   

In today’s episode, René and I share some of our ADHD struggles and vulnerabilities while discussing ADHD & Self-Esteem, the  importance of asking for help, the intersection of mental health and race, and the power of networking.

 

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Executive Function, Volcanoes, and Why ADHD Rarely Travels Alone, with Monica Hassell of Connect ADHD

Executive Function, Volcanoes, and Why ADHD Rarely Travels Alone, with Monica Hassell of Connect ADHD

July 5, 2019

I really enjoyed this conversation with ADHD coach Monica Hassal of Connect ADHD. Monica and I met  at last year’s ADHD Conference, and she’s been a big supporter of this show. I am overjoyed to finally have her on!  She's incredibly knowledgeable, as evidenced by this episode.  I'm sure I'll have her back on in the future. You can learn more about her work at ConnectADHD.com.

In today’s episode, we discuss Executive Function, why ADHD rarely travels alone, and the various layers that underly problem behaviors through Monica’s outstanding Volcano of Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  

(Scroll Down to See an Image of Monica's Volcano Below.)

 

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Monica Hassall's Volcano Model of ADHD:

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

My "Wall of Awful" model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHD channel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd take a look at her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included.

Going All In with the ADHD Population, with Gail Oakerman, Counselor, College Professor, and Educational Consultant

Going All In with the ADHD Population, with Gail Oakerman, Counselor, College Professor, and Educational Consultant

June 28, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Gail Oakerman.  Gail is an Educational Consultant, Counselor, and one of my old College Professors.  She runs Five Points Counseling in Lunenburg, MA.

In today’s episode, we discuss the internal struggle of ADHD, how systemic & cultural realities that get in our way, the power of teaching kids ways to talk about their challenges, and harnessing incremental change.

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

My "Wall of Awful" model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHD channel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd take a look at her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included.

 

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Another big thank you to Jeffrey Gordon of Ideal Video Strategies, who did the heavy lifting on editing this episode.

Today’s Awesome: Finding What We Look For, with Brendan Mahan, the Host You’re Looking For

Today’s Awesome: Finding What We Look For, with Brendan Mahan, the Host You’re Looking For

June 21, 2019

Today's Episode is a little more personal.  In it, I share the story of the worst year of my life, how it turned into the greatest lesson of my life, and why it might be useful for you as well.  Along the way, we'll talk about expectations for summer vacation, confirmation bias, and my signature Facebook practice.

 

The second annual Parenting ADHD Summit wraps up today. 

But don’t worry!  All 28 sessions are still available on recording for the low price of $77.  That’s just $2.75 per session.  Not too shabby when you’re talking about information from experts like Sharon Saline, Jeff Copper, Dawn Kamila Brown, Ned Hallowell, Penny Williams, Ross Greene, Melissa Orlov, and well…  me!  CHECK IT OUT!!!

 

ADHD Essentials Online Parent Coaching Groups:
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

My "Wall of Awful" model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHD channel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd take a look at her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included.

 

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When Your Kid Becomes a Puddle:  Anxiety, Movement, and the Physical Side of ADHD, with Krista Gordon, Mom, and founder of Tranquil Little One

When Your Kid Becomes a Puddle: Anxiety, Movement, and the Physical Side of ADHD, with Krista Gordon, Mom, and founder of Tranquil Little One

June 14, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Krista Gordon.  Krista is mom of two kids with ADHD, and the founder of Tranquil Little One. Krista shares her story of getting her kids diagnosed with ADHD, learning how to help them manage their it though both mental and physical therapies, and how that led to her work with Tranquil Little One.

In today’s episode, we discuss how the way our children feel physically can affect how they feel emotionally, why core strength matters, anxiety, yoga, and learning from our kids.

 

Online ADHD Parenting Summit:
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

My "Wall of Awful" model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHD channel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd take a look at her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included.

 

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