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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.

Parenting ADHD Podcast Penny Williams

    • Parenting
    • 4.6 • 167 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.

    PAP 112: Creating Harmony in the Home, with Dr. Lynyetta Willis

    PAP 112: Creating Harmony in the Home, with Dr. Lynyetta Willis

    Harmony in the home can be really tough to attain when you have a child with ADHD or other neuro-atypical diagnoses. Emotions are high and day-to-day life can be harder. But, peace and harmony are absolutely attainable. Join me and Dr. Lynyetta Willis to learn how to recognize stable misery and how to get unstuck and foster positive, meaningful relationships throughout your family. We talk about co-regulation, intention, recognizing our own triggers, and Dr. Willis’ PATHS framework to guide helpful interactions with our kids and our loved ones.

    • 45 min
    PAP 111: How to Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick, with Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC

    PAP 111: How to Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick, with Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC

    Children with ADHD and/or autism have developmental delays in many areas, which often include social skills and emotional intelligence and regulation. These lagging skills can lead to challenges with social interactions and relationships, listening, communication, appropriate communication of  feelings, transitions, flexibility, willingness to try new things, behavior, and so much more. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, Speech and Language Pathologist, Elizabeth Sautter, CCC, and I discuss the importance of social and emotional learning for our kids, activities to help your child grow in these areas, and how to weave this type of learning into the fabric of your everyday lives. 

    • 37 min
    PAP 110: How to Help Your Child Focus During Virtual Learning, with Richard Brancaccio

    PAP 110: How to Help Your Child Focus During Virtual Learning, with Richard Brancaccio

    This current era in American education is a challenging time for families. Virtual learning is a challenge for many kids, especially for those students with learning challenges and/or ADHD. The home environment is more distracting, often filled with things kids would rather be doing instead of school, not to mention the boredom factor that comes with learning on the computer, at home, alone. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, school psychologist and inventor of the reVibe, Richard Brancaccio, offers many tools and strategies to help kids with ADHD participate in remote learning successfully.

    • 48 min
    PAP 109: How to Be Calm Amid the Chaos, with Josephine Atluri

    PAP 109: How to Be Calm Amid the Chaos, with Josephine Atluri

    Life is full of chaos and uncertainty, especially when you have a child with ADHD, and especially when you’re also living through a pandemic. Join me and Meditation Coach, Josephine Atluri, to learn the techniques to shift your mindset, calm your mind and body, manage your stress, and move through life and parenting with purpose. The techniques and practices Josephine teaches us during this episode will help you create the life you want for yourself, and for your entire family.

    • 37 min
    PAP 108: Less Is More: Helping Your Child Navigate Life with ADHD, with Seth Perler, M.Ed.

    PAP 108: Less Is More: Helping Your Child Navigate Life with ADHD, with Seth Perler, M.Ed.

    We live in a culture and a time of more — the more you do, the more you have; the more you have, the more successful you are. And yet, that pressure and constant fear of failure is damaging, especially to our neuro-atypical children with ADHD and/or autism. One thing that can help tremendously in all aspects of school and home life is following the adage that less is more, as Executive Function & 2e Coach, Seth Perler, discusses in this episode. When kids with ADHD have less visual and mental clutter, there’s less to be distracted by. When they have less overwhelm and stress and pressure, they’re able to focus and function. When they have opportunities for successes — no matter how simple or how small — they succeed more. Learn how to help your child (and yourself) dial it back so you can feel good and live your best lives.

    • 54 min
    PAP 107: The Superpower of Choice, with Deborah Ann Davis, M.Ed., W.I.T.S.

    PAP 107: The Superpower of Choice, with Deborah Ann Davis, M.Ed., W.I.T.S.

    In everything we do or say, we have a choice. Even when your child is intensely emotional or explosive — you have a choice in how you respond. You can react in kind and prolong the battle, or you can respond calmly and purposefully to help your child and protect your relationship with them. I’m talking with Deborah Ann Davis, author of “How to Keep Your Daughter from Slamming the Door,” about the superpower of choice all parents possess. Learn how the choices you make in interactions with your children affect their behavior and your relationship.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

hdhcueks ,

I love this podcast

So relatable. I tear up half the time when something really hits home.

Jkatherined ,

So fun this last episode!

Seriously Luke rocked that episode! Hope he is back soon! So many insights for me and my two sons 16 and 13 that helped me so much!! Thanks for being so brave and honest.

Ang from Ga ,

Wow!! Awesome episode!

Omg! Just wow! LOVED hearing from such an amazing and intelligent 18 year old. Luke sounds like a hilarious and brilliant young man. I have a brilliant 14 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD, but he also refuses to take his medicine. He wants to figure things out for himself (as he says). So many things that Luke describes sound like my son. He hates feeling “forced” to do things and gets overwhelmed easily. He doesn’t like us to ask him too many questions and cannot stand intense emotions. He’s hilarious and witty and seems to have a constant and endless stream of memes, songs, jokes, sayings, quotes, etc... looping through his brain. He loves to laugh and wants everything to be fun (which school is NOT). We homeschool, and I have tried to accommodate and tailor all of his assignments to what he can manage, without getting overwhelmed. I loved that Luke explained how “do your best” sounds to him. That makes things so much clearer to me, realizing that the phrase doesn’t motivate my son in any way. I love the suggestion of small and attainable goals for him. I so appreciate Luke educating us on how he thinks. It’s extremely helpful to me as I try and help my son.

I would love Luke’s insight on:
-Taking meds (if he does); and how he views that
- phone and video game usage; does he think this harms if he’s on them too much?
-diet: do you like a variety of foods? My son is a junk food junky and hates fruits and veggies
-friendships; do you think it’s hard to make friends?
-always planning and looking ahead; my son is almost never thinking about the present. He is always planning the next “thing” or “item” or “activity” that he wants to do

Any advice for mom, is greatly appreciated. Luke and Penny, thanks for sharing. Y’all are both adorable and helpful!!

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