35 min

The Breaking Point Are they 18 yet?™

    • Parenting

We all have a point where the demands of life become too overwhelming and we lose our ability to self-manage and stay disciplined. For people who have a diagnosis of ADHD, that point can come sooner rather than later. 
In this episode, my husband (Joe) shares what happened when he hit his breaking point, including:
His experience growing up with an "almost ADHD" diagnosisHow he managed to fall through the cracks and squeak by in elementary and secondary school. What happened when he went away to college and didn't have his built-in accountability systems (a.k.a., his parents). If you have a kid in K-12 and you want to learn what challenges might lie ahead for your kids and what red flags to look out for in elementary and secondary school, you're going to love this episode
And spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending. This is just the first of a two-part interview. 
(Disclaimer: This episode should not be considered medical or legal advice, and should not be used to diagnose or treat any specific medical condition).

If you’re a parent who wants to set your kids up for success as adults, then then you’re going to love my free parent guide, which I mentioned in this episode. In this guide, I share the set of skills that kids need in order to stay organized, focused, and motivated during their day-to-day tasks like chores and homework. You can sign up for the guide here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/parentguide

We all have a point where the demands of life become too overwhelming and we lose our ability to self-manage and stay disciplined. For people who have a diagnosis of ADHD, that point can come sooner rather than later. 
In this episode, my husband (Joe) shares what happened when he hit his breaking point, including:
His experience growing up with an "almost ADHD" diagnosisHow he managed to fall through the cracks and squeak by in elementary and secondary school. What happened when he went away to college and didn't have his built-in accountability systems (a.k.a., his parents). If you have a kid in K-12 and you want to learn what challenges might lie ahead for your kids and what red flags to look out for in elementary and secondary school, you're going to love this episode
And spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending. This is just the first of a two-part interview. 
(Disclaimer: This episode should not be considered medical or legal advice, and should not be used to diagnose or treat any specific medical condition).

If you’re a parent who wants to set your kids up for success as adults, then then you’re going to love my free parent guide, which I mentioned in this episode. In this guide, I share the set of skills that kids need in order to stay organized, focused, and motivated during their day-to-day tasks like chores and homework. You can sign up for the guide here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/parentguide

35 min