ADHD Essentials
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!!!

 

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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.

 

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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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Organizing in Shared Spaces, with Cindy Jobs, Professional Organizer & ADHD Coach

Organizing in Shared Spaces, with Cindy Jobs, Professional Organizer & ADHD Coach

June 7, 2019

Welcome to ADHD Essentials!

Friend of the Pod, ADHD coach, and professional organizer Cindy Jobs is back for a second round!

In today’s episode, we talk about the cost of keeping things in terms of upkeep, space, money, and bandwidth, how to manage challenge of organizing shared spaces, and why me putting my laundry away is a way for me to love my wife.

 

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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.

Making ADHD’s Invisible Struggles Visible, with Dani Donovan, Web Comic Artist with ADHD

Making ADHD’s Invisible Struggles Visible, with Dani Donovan, Web Comic Artist with ADHD

May 31, 2019

Have you seen the ADHD comic memes going around social media that are set on a black background, with neon colored words and pictures? Well today, we’re talking to the artist of those memes Dani Donovan.  

Dani is an artist who has her heart on her sleeve, and a fire in her belly.  She’s a part of the ADHD tribe, and was great to talk to.  I really enjoyed our conversation, and look forward to stating connected to her. She can be found at https://www.adhddd.com.

In today’s episode, we talk about apologizing for our stories, abandoning food in the car, the catharsis of shared experience, Dani’s experience growing up as a girl with undiagnosed ADHD, and of course, Dani’s art. Those mentioned in the show are below, but you can find more on her Twitter page.

 

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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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GUEST LINKS:

You can learn more about Dani at https://www.adhddd.com.

All of her comics are up to date on Twitter!

Or support her on Paetron.  (I should probably set one of those up...)

 

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Plotting a Better Course for Your Kid with ADHD (And Why You’re Already Doing It!), with Cameron Gott, PCC, Veteran ADHD Coach

Plotting a Better Course for Your Kid with ADHD (And Why You’re Already Doing It!), with Cameron Gott, PCC, Veteran ADHD Coach

May 24, 2019

Today, we’re talking to Cameron Gott.  Cameron is a giant in the world of ADHD coaching, having been at it for over 15 years.  (He’s also the first repeat guest on the pod!)   Cameron first appeared way back in episode 7, talking about his book, Curious Accountability. And he appears on the web at CameronGott.com.

As you might expect with a guest of Cameron’s caliber, this one’s a doozy.  It’s chockfull of important ideas about ADHD and parenting. 

 

In today’s episode, we talk about closing the gap between kids with ADHD and their peers, how having ADHD is like trying to watch a play from onstage, ADHD in relationships, and the power of curiosity.

 

Guest Links:

You can learn more about Cameron and his work at www.CameronGott.com.

 

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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Accounting for Our Shared Humanity Through Authenticity, Boldness, and Curiosity, with Juma Inniss, Youth Culture and Media Literacy Expert, Founder and Director of The Message

Accounting for Our Shared Humanity Through Authenticity, Boldness, and Curiosity, with Juma Inniss, Youth Culture and Media Literacy Expert, Founder and Director of The Message

May 17, 2019

I really enjoyed my conversation with Juma Innis.  Juma is the director of The Message. Juma and his team at provide schools with workshop residencies, assemblies, and concerts in order to empower teens for success in a 21st century powered by media.   They teach teens to think more critically about the messages they're being exposed to by helping schools, both the teachers and the students, develop awareness around media literacy education and the needs of our youth.  

In today’s episode, we talk about meeting kids where they are, how generational and other blindspots can keep us from connecting, validating the foolishness and silliness of youth, accounting for our shared humanity, and the power of music as a unifying force.

 

Guest Links:

You can learn more about Juma and his work at http://themessagemovement.com.

Or check out their Facebook Page.

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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An Overview of School Testing with Leanne Kaplan, School Psychologist

An Overview of School Testing with Leanne Kaplan, School Psychologist

May 10, 2019

Today, we’re talking to my friend Leanne.  Leanne is a school psychologist working with elementary school students.  I really enjoyed our conversation.  It was both wide ranging, and insightful.

 In today’s episode, we talk about how school testing works, things that don’t show up on tests and rating scales, the difference between private testing and school testing, and looking at the whole student to determine what’s best for your kid.

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 go check out her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included on the channel.

 

 

Episode Edited by www.idealvideostrategies.com.

 

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Knowing the Score, Impending Fatherhood, and Hauling Watermelons, with Evan Kirstein ADHD Coach and Soon-To-Be Dad

Knowing the Score, Impending Fatherhood, and Hauling Watermelons, with Evan Kirstein ADHD Coach and Soon-To-Be Dad

May 3, 2019

Today, we’re talking to my friend Evan Kirstein of Progressive Growth Coaching.  Evan is a fellow ADHD coach, who also happens to be a soon-to-be dad.

In today’s episode, we talk about impending fatherhood, a maturing view of love, hauling watermelons, imposter syndrome, and importance of knowing the score. 

 

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 go check out other her channel, as well as my episodes (Episode 1 and Episode 2).  They really do great work, and I'm honored to be included on the channel.

Guest Links:

Learn more about Evan at his website, www.progressivegrowthcoaching.com.

Or check out his Facebook page!

 

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10 Ways to Get Your Kid to Read More, with Brendan Mahan, Your Enlightened Former English Teacher

10 Ways to Get Your Kid to Read More, with Brendan Mahan, Your Enlightened Former English Teacher

April 26, 2019

1. Let them read whatever they want. 

2. Use audiobooks (or audible).

3. Encourage books that are part of a series.

4.Encourage books from a high interest universe they know from other media (Spider-Man, Star Wars, Minecraft, LEGO, etc...).

5.Remember nonfiction.

6. Encourage reading comics & graphic novels.

7. If they're reading at inappropriate times (the dinner table, when they should be sleeping, etc...) don't make a huge deal out of it.

8. Make time for reading. 

9. Read to them.

10. Read yourself.

 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

My "Wall of Awful"model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHDchannel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd go check out other her channel, and my episode.  She does great work!

Here's the link.

Shameless Plugs (Besides the "Wall of Awful" video):  

 

 

 

Not a Troublemaker, Just Having Trouble. with Gerry Goyette, Middle School Principal

Not a Troublemaker, Just Having Trouble. with Gerry Goyette, Middle School Principal

April 19, 2019

One of my favorite things about doing this podcast is the way it has helped me reconnect with people.  Today’s episode is an excellent example of that.  I recently invited my old principal, Gerry. Goyette, to come on the show to talk ADHD from the administrative side of school, and he was nice enough to agree.  It was an absolute pleasure to talk ADHD and education with him. He’s just as smart as I remembered. 

 In today’s episode, we get an inside look at a principal’s approach to leading a school through the lens of ADHD.  We discuss the Intersection of Anxiety and Standardized Testing, the ebb and flow of stress in the school year for ADHD kids, the importance of consistency,  and the value of trust.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (part 1):

Calmer Con, a sensory friendly comics & pop culture event, is taking place on Saturday, April 27that Becker College in Leicester, MA.  Get tickets here.  Listen to our episode about it here.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (part 2):

My "Wall of Awful" model was recently featured on Jessica McCabe's How to ADHDchannel on YouTube.  I'd love it if you'd go check out other her channel, and my episode.  She does great work!

Here's the link.