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Are you a parent of a child with ADHD (or suspected ADHD)? Are you overwhelmed by the treatment options to support your child? Are you exhausted from giving your child with ADHD *countless* reminders for the same tasks… yelling to get them to (sometimes) listen… and walking on eggshells to avoid the seemingly endless meltdowns? Are you getting constant calls from the school about your child’s behavior? Is your child struggling in school without a plan in place to help them? If you want to tr ...
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #160: What Every ADHD Parent Needs To Hear The Childhood Collective 6/12/2024 SUMMARY As we reflect on the first season of our podcast, we feel so honored that we have a place on your playlist. Between the topics and the hosts, we hope that you feel empowered and encouraged on your parenting journey. Don't worry; we'll be …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #159: ADHD Parenting: Perspective Is Everything with Rachel Nielson 6/5/2024 SUMMARY Parenting is hard. Full stop. Parenting a child with ADHD adds a layer of nuance that can feel extra exhausting. However, we know that our kids ARE amazing and we just have to recalibrate our perspectives and expectations. Today on the pod…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #158: Balancing Structure & Flexibility: Summer Strategies for Kids with ADHD The Childhood Collective 5/29/2024 SUMMARY Popsicles aren’t the only thing that can melt down in the summer. Our kids with ADHD can struggle during the school break due to the lack of routine and structure. On the flip side, they still need the s…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #157: ADHD and Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction with Dr. Taylor Arnold 5/22/2024 SUMMARY Nutrition advice and ADHD can be so tricky. From empty product promises to misleading marketing, finding support for your child’s diet seems to be one discouragement after another. You buy all the supplements, limit all the thin…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #156: I Didn’t Mean to Do That! Impulsivity and ADHD The Childhood Collective 5/15/2024 SUMMARY “Why did you do that?” “What were you thinking?” Sound familiar? When our kids act impulsively, it is easy for us to get frustrated and confused. We might start asking our kids why they behaved the way they did. The truth is, in…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #155: Med Shortages, Melatonin and More: A Pediatrician's Perspective on ADHD with Dr. Mona Amin 5/8/2024 SUMMARY We often talk about how supporting kids with ADHD takes a village. Building your child’s team of professionals is SO important. From educators to therapists and pediatricians, their experience and understanding…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #154: Why Kids with ADHD Lie and What to Do About It The Childhood Collective 5/1/2024 SUMMARY Most of the time, we don’t need to see growing noses to know if our kids are telling us a lie. We catch the lie, and then all the feelings come. We might feel angry, hurt, worried, or downright annoyed. Navigating our own reactio…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #153: Understanding ADHD in Girls with Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw 4/24/2024 SUMMARY When people think of ADHD, they often picture the wiggly 6-year-old who struggles to keep his hands to himself and loves making his classmates laugh. We don’t often picture the little girl with a busy brain and loves to talk. For years, g…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #152: Lost Socks and Missing Chargers: Organize Your House in a Way That Works for You The Childhood Collective 4/17/2024 SUMMARY If you’re anything like us, you have a Pinterest board FULL of cute home organization ideas and products. It all seems so lovely. Let’s be real; sometimes it works, and sometimes it is just not …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #151: Growing up with Undiagnosed ADHD with Therapist Holly Blanc Moses 4/10/2024 SUMMARY As kids are evaluated and diagnosed with ADHD, it is not uncommon for parents to look back on their childhood. Many adults experience a lightbulb moment when they reflect on their educational and social journey. Knowing what they know…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #150: What Should I Say at My Child’s First ADHD Appointment? The Childhood Collective 4/3/2024 SUMMARY You’ve researched providers, you’ve verified insurance, made it through the long waiting list, and it is FINALLY time for the first ADHD appointment - the intake. We know you want to make the most of the visit to support…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #149: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and ADHD with Therapist Natasha Daniels 3/27/2024 SUMMARY In our culture, we hear the term “OCD” thrown around a lot. “I’m so OCD about…” While this isn’t intended for harm, it does foster confusion about what it really means to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It’s far …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #148: After School SOS: Preventing Meltdowns The Childhood Collective 3/20/2024 SUMMARY Raise your hand if the hours of 3-5 pm are the hardest hours in your house. It seems every day at that time, a battle breaks out. Everyone is worn out from the day, even you! The slightest inconvenience throws your home into chaos, and …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #147: “Defiance” and ADHD: Getting Curious About What’s Beneath the Surface The Childhood Collective 3/13/2024 SUMMARY Asking your child to clean their room or do one page of homework shouldn’t launch a battle complete with meltdowns, but often, for kids with ADHD, it does. You’re trying your hardest to breathe and regulat…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #146: I Love My Brain! Helping Kids Understand ADHD with Nicole Russell The Childhood Collective 3/6/2024 SUMMARY It is easy to feel lost on how to help your amazing kiddo with ADHD see themselves the way you do. We all know they're incredible, but sometimes those unique brains can feel like a double-edged sword. That's wh…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #145: The Bedtime Struggle is Real: One Tool to Help Your Child Stay in Bed The Childhood Collective 2/28/2024 SUMMARY Parenting expectation: The teeth are brushed, the jammies are on, and the white noise is humming softly. You spend a few soft moments with your child, give them a kiss, and tell them goodnight. The little …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #144: Did Someone Say Dance Party? ADHD Parenting CAN Be Fun! The Childhood Collective 2/21/2024 SUMMARY ADHD parenting is a lot of things. It can be challenging, confusing, interesting and rewarding. But it can also be FUN! Parenting ADHD gets easier when we intentionally infuse a sense of playfulness. We know you’re alre…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #143: Considering ADHD Medication? What Every Parent Needs to Know with Psychiatrist, Dana Reid The Childhood Collective 2/14/2023 SUMMARY One of the hardest parts about being a parent is making choices for the health of our children. With an abundance of information and a variety of options, knowing how to support our kid…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #142: The Key to Executive Functioning: Internal Skills for Kids with ADHD with Mike McLeod The Childhood Collective 2/7/2023 SUMMARY On our channel, you’ve probably heard us talk frequently about executive functioning. Today, we have a special guest, Mike McLeod, ADHD coach and executive function specialist, on the podcas…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #141: Should I Tell My Child's Teacher About Their ADHD? The Childhood Collective 1/31/2023 SUMMARY You’ve got your child’s diagnosis, and now you’re wondering, “Who do I tell?” and “What do they NEED to know?” You wonder, “Will this help my child or stick them with a label?” We’ve heard all these questions before, so toda…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #140: Unlocking Your Child's Motivation with Neuropsychologist Dr. Ellen Braaten The Childhood Collective 1/24/2023 SUMMARY We know that motivation is a huge issue for many ADHD families. As parents, we are desperate to help our children find their motivation. We know the AMAZING things they are capable of, but they can't …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #139: Boost Your Child's Executive Function with Declarative Language: One Simple Shift The Childhood Collective 1/17/2023 SUMMARY In addition to ALLLL the everyday tasks we do as parents, raising a kid with ADHD means we have to help build our kids’ executive functions. This can feel like a really hard job. But what a lot…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #138: An Episode for Kids (And Their Grown-Ups!): ADHD and Big Emotions With Katelyn Mabry The Childhood Collective 12/06/2023 SUMMARY Can you believe it's our last episode of the year? As we head into a holiday break, we will be taking some time with our own families. Before we do that, we're switching things up and doing…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #137: ADHD at School: The One Thing Every Parent Needs to Know The Childhood Collective 12/6/2023 SUMMARY Sifting your way through evaluations, 504’s, IEP’S, emails, and parent rights, it’s all so much. It can be very confusing to know when to advocate or when to wait. The process can differ from state to state and school …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #136: Unwrapping Holiday Strategies for Kids with ADHD The Childhood Collective 11/22/2023 SUMMARY Travel. Turkey. Traditions. Toys. Treats. All are great things that the holidays bring. But let’s be real, those treasures come with disrupted sleep, inconsistent schedules, unfair expectations from relatives and MELTDOWNS (f…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #135: Changing Our View on ”Challenging” Behavior with Dayna Abraham The Childhood Collective 11/15/2023 SUMMARY You’re hiding in your closet, and tears roll down your cheek. You tell yourself, “This is just too hard, and I can’t do it.” Feelings of suffocation and hopelessness fill your chest as you grieve the fact that y…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #134: “I Don’t Want to Mess This Up!” Talking with Your Kids About ADHD The Childhood Collective 11/08/2023 SUMMARY As expectant parents, I am sure you read “the books” like we did. Books about pregnancy, books about sleep, books about nutrition, books about not paying attention to the books, the list goes on and on. Inter…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #133: The Benefits of Meditation for Kids with ADHD with Zenimal Creator, Anna Macsalka The Childhood Collective 11/01/2023 SUMMARY If you have been listening to the Shining with ADHD podcast for a bit, you’ve heard us talk about the Zenimal. This screen-free audio device has been a GAME-CHANGER in our homes regarding slee…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #132: Building Resilience: Supporting Kids with ADHD + Anxiety The Childhood Collective 10/25/2023 SUMMARY It seems like being a parent is always trying to find the goldilocks in every situation. We want to be gentle but not too permissive; we want to be child-centered but not forget ourselves. We want to be open with our …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #131: Balancing Dad Mode and ADHD with Therapist Eli Weinstein The Childhood Collective 10/18/2023 SUMMARY Parenting ADHD comes with it’s own challenges, but what about when you are parenting with your own ADHD? Today on the podcast, we are interviewing therapist Eli Weinstein on what it was like to grow up with ADHD and w…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #130: Getting To the Root of Homework Resistance The Childhood Collective 10/11/2023 SUMMARY Let's take a moment to imagine a scenario. Picture yourself in a typical workday, hustling in your office. It's non-stop, and by the end of the day, you're exhausted, craving nothing more than some well-deserved relaxation at home.…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #129: A Pediatrician's Role in ADHD Diagnosis and Care with Dr. Kelly Fradin The Childhood Collective 10/4/2023 SUMMARY Here’s an obvious news flash: parenting is the best of times and the worst of times, sometimes at the same time. Parenting children with challenges like ADHD or suspected ADHD can leave you feeling confus…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #128: I Suspect ADHD but My Child Is Too Young for a Diagnosis The Childhood Collective 9/27/2023 SUMMARY It happened again. Another call from the preschool or another comment from a family member about your child’s behavior. Your intuition tells you something is under the surface, but your child is too young for an ADHD d…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #127: Competition to Cooperation: Siblings and ADHD with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart The Childhood Collective 9/20/2023 SUMMARY “I want to pick the show!” “I want to sit by Mom!” “Leave me alone!” The sibling struggle is real and can be exhausting for parents and caregivers. Trying to operate as a mediator between your kids ge…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #126: Say Less (no, really!) and Other Tips to Support Your Child’s Listening. The Childhood Collective 9/13/2023 SUMMARY We can hear ourselves now trying to yell upstairs or get our kid's attention over the TV or tablet. We are all guilty of the “drive-by directions” trap when we want our kids to listen. None of these see…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #125: Finding Joy in the Journey of Parenting ADHD with Therapist Allison Puryear The Childhood Collective 9/06/2023 SUMMARY What does it look like to trade the feeling of powerlessness for acceptance, and frustration for admiration? In this vulnerable episode, we share an amazing story from therapist Allison Puryear, who …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #124: Homework Success Starts With The Space The Childhood Collective 8/16/2023 SUMMARY For children with ADHD, homework is often the *last* thing they want to do after school! This is likely due to differences in their executive functioning, and parents are often left to deal with the consequences. This is a recipe for fi…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #123: ADHD and the Benefits of A Faster Brain with Peter Shankman The Childhood Collective 8/23/2023 SUMMARY Raising a child with ADHD is often complicated, and being a child with ADHD is also REALLY hard. The constant redirections, the social struggles, and the low self-esteem can have the ADHD child feeling like they're …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #122: ADHD Evaluations: More Prep, Less Stress! The Childhood Collective 8/16/2023 SUMMARY Before any family vacation or road trip with kids, we know that a little prep can make the trip a lot more manageable with a lot less stress and frustration. Whether it’s leveraging their favorite snack or having enough downloaded ep…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #121: De-Mystifying the School Evaluation Process with Special Education Expert Wendy Taylor The Childhood Collective 8/09/2023 SUMMARY Trying to navigate school support for kids with ADHD or suspected ADHD can sometimes feel like you have found yourself in a new country…and you don’t know the language. Between federal law…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #120: Ready, Set, School! Tips for A Stress-free Back-to-school Transition The Childhood Collective 8/02/2023 SUMMARY It seems like just yesterday, the sidewalk chalk was fresh, and the bubble wands were full, and here we are prepping the crisp notebooks and buying bigger shoes for our kiddos that.just.keep.growing. Whethe…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #119: We’ve All Been There! Mindset Shifts For The Hard Days The Childhood Collective 6/28/2023 SUMMARY As parents, our mindsets and expectations majorly impact our children. When parenting a child with ADHD, having realistic expectations and appropriate mindsets is key. We believe that every child is special and that all …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #118: Independent Play: The Secret Ingredient for Easier Parenting With Lizzie Assa The Childhood Collective 6/21/2023 SUMMARY As an ADHD parent, you are doing allll the things… from evaluations to therapies, to advocating for your child at school, to managing the big emotions at home. You’re stretched really thin, and it'…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #117: ADHD is so misunderstood! Here is what you need to know! The Childhood Collective 6/14/2023 SUMMARY When it comes to understanding neurological differences, a question we often hear is, “What is ADHD?” Maybe you are new to the ADHD world, or maybe you haven’t even gotten a diagnosis yet! Or, maybe your child has had …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #116: Confused to Confident: School Advocacy with ADHD Parent (and real-life superhero!), Devon Pickens The Childhood Collective 6/7/2023 SUMMARY It starts with first sneaking suspicion about your child's big emotions and impulsivity. They grow through those wild (but sweet!) preschool years, and then in Pre-K or Kindergar…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #115: Who Can Diagnose ADHD? Things To Consider When Choosing the Best Professional The Childhood Collective 5/31/2023 SUMMARY Maybe it’s an email from the teacher, or you notice your child is struggling to follow directions during little league practice. Homework and routines are often a battle, and you know in your gut t…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #114: Connection is Still the Key: Tweens, Teens, and ADHD with Dr. Carrie Jackson The Childhood Collective 5/24/2023 SUMMARY We share a lot about raising kids with ADHD, but how does parenting change as our children grow up? Parenting ADHD tweens and teens presents new challenges. From supporting your child as they strive…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #113: Building Confidence in Kids with ADHD The Childhood Collective 5/17/2023 SUMMARY The truth is, kids with ADHD get SO many more corrections and instructions than kids who don’t have ADHD. This can really impact how they see themselves, and research tells us that kids with ADHD tend to have lower self-esteem than their…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #112: Jan Stewart The Childhood Collective 5/10/2023 SUMMARY Parenting a child with special needs can be lonely and frustrating while at the same time, amazing, funny, and wild! As mommas, we know how helpful it is to hear from someone who has walked this path for a little longer. In this episode, we sit down with Jan Stew…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #111: Tools To Help Your Child Get Started The Childhood Collective 4/19/2023 SUMMARY When it comes to big projects at work or home, we are used to phrases like, “How do you eat an elephant?” or “analysis paralysis.” In corporate America, there are whole careers devoted to managing projects. The truth is, getting started o…
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