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Penny Williams, from ParentingADHDandAutism.com, reveals her powerful parenting strategies, ADHD management tips, and hard-won wisdom so you can get ahead of the curve, to parent your child with ADHD successfully. Penny has been where you are and understands the hurdles blocking your way to successful parenting. Gain the ability to understand and change your child’s behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create more successes and joy in your family by learning how to break through your child’s ADHD challenges and your family’s daily struggles. Penny keeps it real, and will be the first to tell you: there’s no magic bullet for ADHD. Some struggles are inevitable, but there’s so much room for improvement, a better life, and a happier family. During the podcast, we talk about: positive parenting strategies, ADHD tools and gadgets, calming activities, homework strategies, advocating at school, perseveration, learning disabilities, medication, therapy, coaching and guidance, learning challenges, giftedness, twice-exceptional traits, Asperger’s, sensory processing disorder, and everything that works (and doesn‘t work) to help you transform your child with ADHD, and your family.

Beautifully Complex Penny Williams

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 276 Ratings

Penny Williams, from ParentingADHDandAutism.com, reveals her powerful parenting strategies, ADHD management tips, and hard-won wisdom so you can get ahead of the curve, to parent your child with ADHD successfully. Penny has been where you are and understands the hurdles blocking your way to successful parenting. Gain the ability to understand and change your child’s behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create more successes and joy in your family by learning how to break through your child’s ADHD challenges and your family’s daily struggles. Penny keeps it real, and will be the first to tell you: there’s no magic bullet for ADHD. Some struggles are inevitable, but there’s so much room for improvement, a better life, and a happier family. During the podcast, we talk about: positive parenting strategies, ADHD tools and gadgets, calming activities, homework strategies, advocating at school, perseveration, learning disabilities, medication, therapy, coaching and guidance, learning challenges, giftedness, twice-exceptional traits, Asperger’s, sensory processing disorder, and everything that works (and doesn‘t work) to help you transform your child with ADHD, and your family.

    197: Breaking Free from Reactive Parenting, with Laura Linn Knight

    197: Breaking Free from Reactive Parenting, with Laura Linn Knight

    Did you know that we are reactive by nature? That’s right! Our brains are wired to respond in kind for protection. But responding in kind — like yelling at your child after they yelled at you — is rarely needed in today’s modern world. And it’s never helpful, which is why we need to reduce our reactivity with our kids and parent from a place of calm intention. 
    My guest on this episode of the Beautifully Complex podcast is parenting and mental health educator, Laura Linn Knight. Laura shares her insights and strategies on reacting less, addressing behavior and struggle with intention a lot more, and giving ourselves grace and amending our own behavior when we make mistakes. The calmer you are, the more power you actually have.

    • 27 min
    196 Anxiety & Depression in Children, with Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

    196 Anxiety & Depression in Children, with Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

    Recent data shows us that anxiety and depression have spiked tremendously in kids since the pandemic. Kids are struggling more than ever and they need our help (adults too, by the way). But what does that help look like?
     
    In this episode of the Beautifully Complex podcast, psychologist and author of several books on anxiety and depression, Dr. Gregory Jantz explains the signs of anxiety and depression in children, what we can do as parents and educators to help them, and when and how to seek professional help.

    • 22 min
    195: Supporting vs. Enabling with The Behavior Revolution,

    195: Supporting vs. Enabling with The Behavior Revolution,

    The difference between supporting a child and enabling a child is often a very fine line when you’re talking about neurodivergent kids, who need extra support. Plus, busy, overwhelmed parents often default to enabling because it’s just easier to do it yourself a lot of the time and you’re on auto-pilot in survival mode yourself. So how do you parent more intentionally and as a supporter?
     
    In this episode of the Beautifully Complex Podcast, Sarah Wayland, Ph.D. and I discuss the difference between supporting and enabling, when enabling is ok, how to be intentional about defaulting to supporting, and the consequences of enabling too much.

    • 31 min
    194: Helping Your Child Discover Their Greatness, with Cathy Domoney

    194: Helping Your Child Discover Their Greatness, with Cathy Domoney

    I truly believe that we all have greatness within us. Each and every one of us. My guest for this episode, Cathay Domoney, believes this wholeheartedly as well, and it’s one of the core tenets of her work with children and families.
    Listen in as Cathy shares her process to help kids discover their own individual greatness. We talk about the mindset and “pure filter of love and curiosity” required to truly allow our kids to discover their authentic selves and shine, which starts by stripping away the expectations of culture and others. You’ll learn how to build a relationship with your child that provides sacred space for exploration (and mistakes) so they can discover themselves… and their greatness.

    • 29 min
    193: Keeping Your Child Safe Online with Titania Jordan

    193: Keeping Your Child Safe Online with Titania Jordan

    Parenting is hard. Parenting kids in this generation is even harder. Our kids today have a lot more potential pitfalls — and risks — to navigate with the internet and social media. And we parents have that whole additional world of risk to help our kids navigate. It’s vast, it’s tricky, and it’s scary.
    In this episode of the Beautifully Complex podcast, I’m talking with Titania Jordan with Bark Technologies. Listen in to learn all the dangers our kids face online as well as important conversations to have with your kids about these risks and tools and strategies to keep them safe. This is a very difficult but important topic and a must-listen for all parents.

    • 31 min
    192: Are You Applying Too Much Pressure? With Penny Williams

    192: Are You Applying Too Much Pressure? With Penny Williams

    Are you pressuring your child? You may not realize when you’re adding pressure, but you are very likely doing it often and not recognizing it. Neurodivergent kids don’t do well under pressure. It’s dysregulating and actually makes them less capable of actually doing the thing you’re pressuring them to do. 
    In this episode of the Beautifully Complex podcast, I outline how we pressure our kids, what the pressure does to them and why we should stop, and what to do instead.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Jenny Maree ,

Your podcast opened a door to SEEING my child

Thank you so much for your podcast. Early October 2022 I had a realization that my almost 7 year old son could have ADHD. That led me down a path to learn more and came across your podcast and I’ve learned so much and am very thankful and grateful because now I can help my son in new ways because I understand him more and his needs rather than be annoyed by his behaviors. We have recently seen an Occupational Therapist for play therapy which was so eye opening. We also have an upcoming appointment with the pediatrician for the official ADHD diagnosis. Thank you so much for your podcast and sharing your knowledge and bringing on all your helpful guests.
Sincerely,
Grateful Mama

Ur mama #1 ,

Great information

I’m so glad that I have found this podcast. It has really helped me with different strategies for helping my daughter. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you for sharing.

Cadyiyvag ,

It could be a better informational, useful, strategies, etc

What I look in a podcast is not found here unfortunately, I just listened to the “supporting vs enabling”‘episode, I was expecting a more substantial information rather a chat of 2 mothers comparing who has it worse at home because kids don’t help at home! I had a high expectations… perhaps other families find it useful, but this is not my space so I move on….

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