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The Parenting with Impact Podcast with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, co-creators of ImpactParents.com, inspires parents and professionals guiding complex kids, teens and young adults all over the world to become capable, independent adults. ImpactParents.com is an online community, award-winning blog, and direct service provider for parents and professionals. Elaine and Diane are certified professional coaches with their own lived experience raising children with complex challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, gender identity issues, and more. Drawing from both personal and professional experience, they teach and inspire parents and professionals to raise and empower complex kids with confidence and calm. Scroll down for links and to download a free parenting guide.
 
The Parenting with Impact Podcast will:

Feature leading experts, bringing you cutting edge information to address your child’s challenges

Teach you real-life, practical strategies for creating lasting change

Demonstrate how a coach-approach can improve all of your communications, one conversation at a time

 
For the essentials of ImpactParent's coach-approach to parenting, download a free parenting guide at: ImpactParents.com/Podcast
 
Find out about Sanity School®, a program for Parents, at: https://impactparents.com/programs-offerings/parent-training-sanity-school/
 
For information about professional continuing education: https://impactparents.com/for-professionals/ 
 
Visit Impact Parents at: https://impactparents.com/

Parenting with Impact Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

    • Kids & Family
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The Parenting with Impact Podcast with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, co-creators of ImpactParents.com, inspires parents and professionals guiding complex kids, teens and young adults all over the world to become capable, independent adults. ImpactParents.com is an online community, award-winning blog, and direct service provider for parents and professionals. Elaine and Diane are certified professional coaches with their own lived experience raising children with complex challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, gender identity issues, and more. Drawing from both personal and professional experience, they teach and inspire parents and professionals to raise and empower complex kids with confidence and calm. Scroll down for links and to download a free parenting guide.
 
The Parenting with Impact Podcast will:

Feature leading experts, bringing you cutting edge information to address your child’s challenges

Teach you real-life, practical strategies for creating lasting change

Demonstrate how a coach-approach can improve all of your communications, one conversation at a time

 
For the essentials of ImpactParent's coach-approach to parenting, download a free parenting guide at: ImpactParents.com/Podcast
 
Find out about Sanity School®, a program for Parents, at: https://impactparents.com/programs-offerings/parent-training-sanity-school/
 
For information about professional continuing education: https://impactparents.com/for-professionals/ 
 
Visit Impact Parents at: https://impactparents.com/

    How To Cope with (and Avoid) Feeling Overwhelmed

    How To Cope with (and Avoid) Feeling Overwhelmed

    Many parents of complex kids are tired of feeling overwhelmed. They want to be done with the chaos – at least, the kind of chaos that is in their control. It's not always an easy task, but it can be done!
    Kricket Harrison is a Performance & Productivity expert working with businesses to increase performance, productivity and profits. As a professional speaker, Kricket is known for her dynamic and interactive presentations on the human side of business She is the creator and founder of the SMARTSuccess® Club, an online accountability program.
    Kricket has a degree in Psychology and Organizational Communication from the University of Texas. She is a certified coach with a specialty in ADHD adults and has presented at the ADDA, CHADD and ADHD Coaches Organization conferences.
     
    Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids
    Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting.
    Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Kricket Harrison about coping with feeling overwhelmed.
    Here is what was covered on this special archival episode:

    Chaos is often caused by poor planning and procrastination

    Elimination of procrastination- getting over the “penalty rush”

    Creating new patterns to unlearn your learned behaviors that no longer serve you

    Related Blogs:

    Managing Anxiety with ADHD

    Find Your Village 

    A New Look at Finding What Works


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    • 22 min
    Accommodations vs. Remediation - What's the Parent's Role?

    Accommodations vs. Remediation - What's the Parent's Role?

    Much like parents arrange for accommodations at school for our complex kids, we need to create an accommodating environment at home. What does that look like? What does your kid need to support a skill that needs to be developed? Does your child need accommodations or remediation for lagging skills, and why is it important to know the difference?
    Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they discuss accommodations and remediation and what you need to know about providing those at home for your child.
    10 Parenting Tips for School Success with Complex Kids
    There are only 10 tips in this FREE parent’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents -- and they’re the only ones you need to give you the foundation to help your kids find school success! Used by parents all over the world, you learn quick steps to lighten the load and help smart kids feel good about school again.

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Identify if your child is read for remediation or if they still need accommodation

    What kinds of accommodations can you create at home to help your child?

    Remember to meet your child where they are and build up from there

     
    Relevant Links:

    When School Says No… How To Get The Yes!

    A Huge “aha” Moment: Set Realistic Expectations for ADHD Kids

    How To Get ACT and SAT Accommodations for ADHD Part 1

    How To Get ACT and SAT Accommodations for ADHD Part 2

     
     
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    • 24 min
    What is DBT and How Does it Differ from Other Treatment?

    What is DBT and How Does it Differ from Other Treatment?

    Emotions are a tricky thing. They can be beautiful and powerful … but not always rational. When they become intense or come on too strong, they are hard to handle. When they’re always intense, it can feel intolerable! DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) -- which is different from traditional talk therapy and more targeted than CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) -- can teach complex kids how to handle intense emotions so they don't always feel so overwhelmed.
    Dr. Vay is the director of the DBT program at Peachtree Comprehensive Health (Peachtree DBT) in Atlanta, GA. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Dr. Vay is the President of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™ and a DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™.
    Prior to working in the outpatient setting, Dr. Vay has worked in a residential setting applying DBT to adolescents at the residential level of care. While working in the residential facility, Dr. Vay lead the team in becoming the first residential treatment center to become a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program. She is also one of the official Site Reviewers for future programs seeking certification through DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
    Dr. Vay has also received intensive training in Radically Open DBT(RO-DBT), Prolonged Exposure-DBT for trauma (DBT-PE), DBT-PTSD, DBT protocol adapted for children (DBT-C) as well as Level One and Two of Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®.
    Dr. Vay also supervises other clinicians and provides DBT consultation to other DBT clinicians who are either seeking certification or just wish to enhance their adherence to the treatment model.
    Recommended Treatment for Children and Teens with ADHD Tip-Sheet
    So -- your child has ADHD. Want to get past the confusion and the stigma really fast? This FREE Guide explains, in the simplest terms possible: 

    What is recommended treatment for children and teens 

    Ten things to consider when trying to make a decision about medication 

    Exactly what to look for in a behavior therapy training program. Short, sweet, and to the point -- don’t spend hours on the internet scouring. 

    ImpactParents gives you exactly what you need to know without wasting any time or effort.

     
    Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Kimberly Vay about DBT treatment for emotional regulation.
    Here is what was covered on this special archival episode:

    What DBT is and how it helps emotionally sensitive or avoidant children cope

    How group and individual therapy is utilized in DBT

    How is DBT different from CBT?

    Related Blogs:

    Stress and the ADHD Brain: There's Only One Antidote

    I Learned to Parent ADHD- from My Dog Trainer

    Let The Feelings Flow

    Executive Function Strategies for Children

    3 Tricks to Relieve Mental Stress (Every Day)

    What to Do When Emotions Get Intense

    Calm the Chaos: The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness with ADHD

    Parents are Missing Link to Empower Kids with ADHD

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    • 23 min
    Family Systems Theory: You are Part of a Unit

    Family Systems Theory: You are Part of a Unit

    The family unit. It sounds simple on paper, but how do you really work together as a family, especially when one or more family members have ADHD? Do you know how to run optimally as a family when someone is struggling?
    Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues. Her unique perspective – as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant – assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections.
    Dr. Saline lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work.
    Listen to this insightful Parenting With Impact episode with Dr. Sharon Saline about family systems therapy and how to identify what is working and what isn’t within a family unit when one or more members have complexities such as ADHD.
    Parenting is Leadership
    Parenting is a leadership opportunity. With the "Parenting is Leadership" Guide from ImpactParents, two frameworks and a dozen core competencies will guide you to up-level your parenting... and improve the most important relationships of your life.
    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Identifying factors affecting your complex kid within the family dynamic

    Creating guidance for your complex kid to provide support rather than criticism

    Compassion for yourself is just as important as compassion for your child

     
    Related Articles:

    Relationship Battles: Lay down Your Sword and Shield

    Model Self-Respect for your Kids: Tame the Bully Within

     
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    • 26 min
    My Teen is So Smart, But is Not YET Ready For College

    My Teen is So Smart, But is Not YET Ready For College

    We all know the drill: birth, school, college, adulthood. It’s a formula that somehow became mandatory – a script that we’re expected to follow. But what if that outline isn’t quite the right fit for your child? What if your smart teen isn’t ready for college?
    Judith S. Bass Certified Educational Planner Judith S. Bass, Certified Educational Planner, is the founder of Bass Educational Services, LLC, an educational consulting firm in the DC area. Ms. Bass provides comprehensive college and postsecondary planning for students with AD/HD and other learning differences. With over 30 years’ experience as an educator, admissions counselor, and educational consultant, Ms. Bass is a leading expert in educational consulting for students with learning challenges. She earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and is an instructor in UC-Irvine's College Consultant Certificate Program. Ms. Bass has published numerous articles in local and national publications. She regularly conducts presentations on college and postsecondary planning to parents and professionals throughout the DC and Baltimore areas, and at regional and national conferences. Ms. Bass has just published CollegeWebLD, a searchable database of the disability services available at U.S. colleges and universities.
    Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Judith Bass about how and when to approach your child about going to college. Will they need a gap year? Is college right for them?
    12 Tips for Parenting a Complex Teen
    From the experts at ImpactParents (and the moms of 6 young adults!), we promise you this: it’s not too late. In this FREE guide you’ll learn 12 fool-proof tips to improve conversations and reconnect with your teens so you can guide them to become independent and successful. Parents all over the world have better relationships with their teens using these tools. You can, too!
    Here is what was covered on this special archival episode:

    Time and distance may be necessary for your child to find motivation

    What are the options available to your child if they don’t go to college?

    The ideal times to address life after high school with your child

     
    Related Blogs:

    Is a Gap Year a Good Fit for Your Child?

    Standing Up For Kids Who Are Falling Behind


    Connect with Judith:

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    • 22 min
    Yes, You Can Teach Life Skills Through Gaming

    Yes, You Can Teach Life Skills Through Gaming

    A child who feels most comfortable in the gaming world is not necessarily wasting their life. How can we turn this interest into a way to teach life skills, and perhaps find a career goal within the programming world?
    Dan Clark runs the service MindJam - online 121 mentorship and guidance for children struggling with SEN, anxiety, stress and social issues; through gaming and game design.
    He set this up in the pandemic and less than 2 years later he has 16 mentors supporting over 400 young people and is still growing.
    MindJam uses gaming, coding and game creation, digital music and digital art, as a platform to develop positive play, problem solving and social and technical skill development, through friendly, positive and low-demand sessions.
    In 2021 Dan was a nominated finalist for BAFTA Mentor of the Year.
    As a father of two autistic children, which brings great understanding of how SEN impacts the whole family, Dan has created a company that has helped so many young people, and through his dedication and passion he is making sure MindJam grows to support as many who are struggling as possible. MindJam is based in the UK, but also supports young people in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many other places around the world!
     
    Listen to this intriguing Parenting With Impact episode with Dan about the benefits of using the gaming world to connect with kids who struggle with interaction and engagement in the regular world.
     
    12 Tips for Parenting a Complex Teen
    From the experts at ImpactParents (and the moms of 6 young adults!), we promise you this: it’s not too late. In this FREE guide you’ll learn 12 fool-proof tips to improve conversations and reconnect with your teens so you can guide them to become independent and successful. Parents all over the world have better relationships with their teens using these tools. You can, too!

    Here is what to expect on this week’s show:

    Utilizing gaming as a way to connect with your child in an impactful way

    Translate gaming skills into life skills- engagement, problem solving, design & strategy

    What are they different types of games, and what skills do they hone?

     
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    • 32 min

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jsnread ,

Great info for parents

As the dad of a six year old boy with ADHD, this podcast touches on so many things our family is wrestling with every single day. Great resources and awesome way to learn new ideas and find out about other resources out there that might help the parent of a neurodiverse kid.

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Must listen to!

I can listen to you all day! Thank you for putting out your content- you word everything beautifully and use all the right metaphors to create visuals to drive our thinking. Thank you for spreading your wisdom !

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3. Success as a Teacher or Parent

You had me at “Overwhelmed”. What a gift to sit in virtually on this conversation, learn from a teacher how to shift approaches to teachers, and get examples on approaching the next situation. So thankful, I have listened to it twice already!

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