ADHD Essentials

31: Living the Modern History of ADHD, With Diann Wingert, LCSW, ADHD Coach, and mother with ADHD of children with ADHD

August 3, 2018

This is a powerful one.  Diann Wingert, LCSW shares her journey with ADHD.  It's a tale the encompasses her professional work and her role in her family, and mirrors our modern undernstanding of ADHD.  She shares her struggles, uncertainty, successes, and growth.


Diann Wingert  is a coach and psychotherapist on a mission to help others achieve their true potential through radical self acceptance, leveraging their strengths and creating an ADHD friendly business and life. She helps creative entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals overcome their struggles with procrastination, perfectionism and people pleasing.  Find Diann at


In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • What counted as ADHD in the early to mid-90s and how still that colors views today
  • How our understanding of ADHD has evolved
  • The patterns of ADHD across generations
  • How a child’s diagnosis might affect their parents
  • ADHD & Trauma
  • Why people with ADHD might not get diagnosed until college
  • The rainbow of colors of ADHD
  • What ADHD adds to our parenting
  • Empathic Time Travel
  • Blame vs. Responsibility
  • The transition from parenting children to parenting adults
  • The echoes of WWII (Wait… What!?!)
  • Radical Self-Acceptance


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