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In ADHD Essentials, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. interviews parents, teachers and experts to get their views on ADHD in childhood, and how it affects families.

ADHD Essentials Brendan Mahan

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

In ADHD Essentials, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S. interviews parents, teachers and experts to get their views on ADHD in childhood, and how it affects families.

    Your Brain’s Not Broken with Tamara Rosier, PhD, Author, ADHD coach, and Neurodiverse Mom

    Your Brain’s Not Broken with Tamara Rosier, PhD, Author, ADHD coach, and Neurodiverse Mom

    Today, we’re talking to friend of the pod, Tamara Rosier!  Tamara is an ADHD and Leadership coach, founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, author of the new book, “Your Brain’s not Broken”, which was released this week! 


    In this episode Tamara and I talk about her new book, “Your Brain’s not Broken”.  We discuss managing the basic things in life, the interplay of anxiety and imagination, convergent vs divergent thinking, ADHD as an at-risk population, and ways to manage our emotions.  


     


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    • 37 min
    Helping Kids Solve Their Own Problems with Aimee Buckley, CEO and Chief Academic Officer of Study Help Inc., Teacher, and Mom

    Helping Kids Solve Their Own Problems with Aimee Buckley, CEO and Chief Academic Officer of Study Help Inc., Teacher, and Mom

    Today, we’re talking to Aimee Buckley. 
    Aimee is the CEO and Chief Academic Officer of the online tutoring platform, Study Help Inc as well as a full-time special education teacher of mild to moderate students with 25 years of experience, and the adoptive mom of a neurodiverse daughter.


    In today’s episode Aimee talks to us about using understanding rather than patience to manage frustrating behaviors and situations, looking at issues as problems to solve rather than moralizing them, the benefits of impulsivity, being solution-focused, behavioral strategies that help at home, and the effervescence of ADHD!



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    A Free Sample of the ADHD Essentials Parent Groups with Ashleigh, ADHD Mom and Past Group Member

    A Free Sample of the ADHD Essentials Parent Groups with Ashleigh, ADHD Mom and Past Group Member

    Today, we’re talking to Ashleigh.  She’s an ADHD mom, and previous member of the ADHD Essentials Parent Coaching Groups.  Ashleigh contacted me a little while ago and said she wanted to help support the groups.


    In today’s episode she does just that.  She asks to me about my vision for the parent groups, and tells me about the things got from them.  I share how my background contributes to the parenting philosophy and the skills that I teach during the eight weeks of the parenting groups, Ashleigh shares how meaningful it was for her to connect with other ADHD parents, and some of the lessons she found most important.  This episode is basically a free sample of what goes on in the groups, you get a little bit of the content and, hopefully, a little of the connection as well.  I’m sure you’ll find something valuable in it.  (Like anxiety smiley faces!  Because we talk about those, too!)




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    Contact Brendan at brendan@ADHDessentials.com


     


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    • 43 min
    EPISODE 200: Reflecting on the Past and Looking Ahead to the Future of the Show with Cameron Gott, ADHD Coach and Host of the Translating ADHD podcast

    EPISODE 200: Reflecting on the Past and Looking Ahead to the Future of the Show with Cameron Gott, ADHD Coach and Host of the Translating ADHD podcast

    Today, we’re talking to me!  For the 100th Episode of the ADHD Essentials Podcast, my friend Cameron Gott, offered to flip the script, and interview me about what I learned over the course of doing 100 episodes.  Well, we’re doing it again for episode 200! 


    Cameron is a phenomenal ADHD coach, who’s been doing it for over two decades, as well as the co-host of the Translating ADHD podcast with Shelly Collins.


    In today’s episode Cam interviews me about the past present and future of the ADHD Essentials podcast.  I talk about my goals for the show, why the second hundred was so much harder than the first (hint:  It’s COVID), and the value of  connecting, and how I posted 200 episodes of a podcast in a row without missing a week, despite having ADHD.


     


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    • 46 min
    ADHD, Integrative Health, and the Mind/Body Connection with Dr. Nicole Beurkins, Child Psychologist

    ADHD, Integrative Health, and the Mind/Body Connection with Dr. Nicole Beurkins, Child Psychologist

    Today, we’re talking to Dr. Nicole Beurkins. 
    Dr. Beurkins is a child psychologist who has appeared in Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, The Washington Post and has been featured on both NBC, CBS, and ABC, including The Today Show.


    In today’s episode, Dr. Beurkins discusses ADHD and integrative health.  She talks about her neurodiverse-friendly approach - she is focused on helping people not changing them.  She also talks about why our starting points should be simple and doable, and digs deep into the ways the mind can affect the body and vice versa, and the importance of sleep, nutrition, and movement in ADHD management.


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    • 53 min
    9 Thoughts on Cleaning a Room with Brendan Mahan, your Decluttering (Not-So) Dynamo!

    9 Thoughts on Cleaning a Room with Brendan Mahan, your Decluttering (Not-So) Dynamo!

    In today's episode, I share my thoughts on cleaning a room.  Among these are a way to avoid panic-cleaning, the Five Box method, the Job of the Space method, using timers and clipboards, what to do once it's clean,  and the power of self-forgiveness.


     


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Monica Connect ADHD ,

Great presenter and podcast! Love it !

Having met Brendan in the US a at the International ADHD conference I felt so grateful to meet him. This is such a great episode...awesome, simple tips and insights on how to manage these unsettling times. Thanks Brendan!

Moon piper ,

Great podcast series

This is a great podcast and I enjoy listening to it. So many good speakers and interesting discussions as well as useful information.

Ripparoo20 ,

Episode 48: Jonathan Hassall

Brilliant Episode! Thank you Brendan and Jonathan for describing in plain English what goes on in an ADHD head and then what to do about it.

PS: I am one of Jonathan’s new clients. If you related to what you heard in this episode then I suggest you get in touch with him for coaching. What you heard is what you will get and then some!

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