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Join me as I talk ADHDer’s, Advocates and Experts. They all share stories and wisdom to help us do better and not feel so isolated.

The ADHD Kids Can Thrive Podcast Kate Brownfield/Creator of ADHD Kids Can Thrive

    • Kids & Family

Join me as I talk ADHDer’s, Advocates and Experts. They all share stories and wisdom to help us do better and not feel so isolated.

    Kate chats with Ilana Winter, Child Therapist + School Social Worker, about ADHD Kids Phone Use

    Kate chats with Ilana Winter, Child Therapist + School Social Worker, about ADHD Kids Phone Use

    My guest is Ilana Winter, New York City based  Child Therapist and School Social Worker who coaches parents all over the country on how to balance screen time in their homes. Most of the parents she works with have a child with ADHD who is showing signs of a screen addiction, so she teaches them step by step how to help their child become screen resilience so they can thrive in the modern digital world. Illan can be found on instagram @modernparentingmethod and in her private facebook group called Modern Parenting Method where she does free live training every week. In this episode, Ilana shares a wealth of information about why and how we can  parent wisely when our child is accessing a phone or any other type of digital device.
     
     On this episode, Illana will cover:
     -How true self regulations doesn’t develop in the brain until we are in our 20’s
    - How to help kids develop discernment
    - How kids with ADHD are prone to excessive screen use
    - How excessive screen use impares structural and functional in the brain
    - How kids can be super focused on screens doesn’t translate to others of their lives
    - Recommended limits for screen use by age
    - Taking a screen detox
    - What are the concerns with using social media?
    - Parent considerations when giving a child a phone?
    - Tips for parental controls on the phone
    - Parents using screen time as a reward for their child? 
    - Phone contracts between parents and child?
    - Guidance for device use in the bedroom?
    - Checking your child’s text messages?
     
    It's worth your time to listen! Thank you for listening and pass it on to anyone you think it might help!

    • 41 min
    Kate chats with Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, DBT Therapist

    Kate chats with Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, DBT Therapist

    My guest is Scott Spradlin, a therapist and team lead at Wichita DBT at NorthStar Therapy. He is knowledgeable of DBT, ADHD, mindfulness, mental health and psychotherapy. I invited Scott  to join me on this episode to help us understand and become more educated in DBT therapy as a tool for those who struggle with ADHD. You can find Scott at wisemindwiselife.com.
     On this episode, Scott and I cover the following:
    - What is DBT Therapy?
    - How is DBT a viable treatment for someone who struggles with ADHD?
    - How is DBT orientated towards skill building?
       - mindfully being attentive
       - deregulating strong emotions
      - distress tolerance in a crisis
       - building resilience
       - interpersonal effectiveness 
    -Mindfulness of learning self acceptance and letting go of judgment
    - How parents regulation of their emotions plays a role
    - How DBT can help navigate interpersonal relationships
    - What are DEAR MAN skills?
    - What are FAST skills?
    - When we are more skilled we are able to see more options for solving problems
    - When should parents or an individual consider seeking out a DBT as a therapeutic option?
    It's worth your time to listen! Thank you for listening and pass it on to anyone you think it might help!
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    #ADHD #DBT
     

    • 43 min
    Kate chats with Sean G. McCormick, Executive Function Specialist.

    Kate chats with Sean G. McCormick, Executive Function Specialist.

    My guest is Sean G. McCormick, an executive function specialist. Sean guides students to overcome procrastination, disorganization and anxiety by teaching time management, prioritization and communication skills so they feel motivated, prepared and empowered.  You can learn more about his services at www.efspecialists.com. In this episode, Sean shares a wealth of information about why and  how executive function skills impact a child with ADHD. He shares insights, resources and tips on how a parent can help an ADHD child.
     
     On this episode, Sean will cover the following:
    - How all ADHDer's struggle with EF, but not everyone with EF struggles have ADHD
    -  Why are EF skills important life skills?
    - What are EF skills?
    - Why do we need to develop EF skills?
     - What does the POSITIVE acronym mean?
    - Are EF skills teachable?
     - How to help a child when EF skills aren't coming naturally?
    - The school/life years that our biggest transition times for ADHD kids
    - How can parents support their child?
    - How to navigate school to help support an ADHD child?
     - When to seek outside support to help an ADHD child?
    - Differences between an EF Coach and tutoring?
    - Tips to get homework done and turned in?
    - Sean wraps up with more tips and insights and reveals he also has ADHD
    It's worth your time to listen! Thank you for listening and pass it on to anyone you think it might help!
    Sign up for newsletter at ADHDKidsCanThrive.com to keep in touch. #ADHD
     

    • 36 min
    Kate chats with Kristen Nazzaro, ADHD Parent Coach and ADHD’er

    Kate chats with Kristen Nazzaro, ADHD Parent Coach and ADHD’er

    My guest is Kristen Nazzaro, a certified parent coach helping parents with ADHD kids.  She also was a special needs paraprofessional for several years and is currently working on getting her Masters in School Psychology. Kristen is an ADHDer' herself. You can learn more about her services at blueskiesadhd.com. On this episode, Kristen shares her personal journey with ADHD and then we dive right into what and how an ADHD Coach can help a parent who is raising an ADHD child. #adhd #adhdparenting #adhdsupport 
     
    She shares all kinds of stories, insight and tips:
    - Personal journey of getting through school including college with ADHD
    - Advice she shares with parents with a child with ADHD that goes beyond behavior
    - What an ADHD Parent Coach does to help parents
    - How an ADHD Parent Coach can help parents
    - How an ADHD Parent Coach is different than a therapist
    - How an ADHD Parent Coach can support parents learning how to advocate for their child at school
    - At the end Kristen shares her top two pieces of wisdom as an ADHD Coach for parents
     
    It's worth your time to listen! Thank you for listening and pass it on to anyone you think it might help!

    • 26 min
    Kate chats with Izzie Chea, Digital Creator, ADHD’er and Parent of an ADHD child

    Kate chats with Izzie Chea, Digital Creator, ADHD’er and Parent of an ADHD child

    My guest is Izzie Chea, a highly creative and engaging thought leader, Latina entrepreneur and mental health advocate and storyteller. Most importantly, she is a mother of two young boys, illuminating the path for other neurodivergent and BIPOC working parents. Izzie has ADHD and is parenting a child with ADHD. On this episode, we discuss Izzie's  personal  journey that led to her diagnosis of ADHD inattentive type, her advocacy work with the BIPOC community and how she parents her own child with ADHD.  #ADHD






     

    • 30 min
    Kate chats with Briana, School Pyschologist in regards to supporting ADHD Kids at school

    Kate chats with Briana, School Pyschologist in regards to supporting ADHD Kids at school

    Briana is a Bilingual School Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She also facilitates educators and parents who are learning together about school psychology, special education and supporting kids with diverse needs. You can find her on instagram at educationallypsyched. On this episode, we specifically talk about how the role a school psychologist can support a child with ADHD at school.  #ADHD






     


     

    • 26 min

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