The lifelong journey of parenting ADHD 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 Stewart (an ADHD sage) to discuss insights from her personal and professional experience. Mothers need mentors, and Jan is a wealth of wisdom!
Jan Stewart is a highly regarded mental health and neurodiversity governance expert and advocate. Her brutally honest memoir Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness describes her emotional roller coaster story of parenting two children with multiple mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her mission is to inspire parents to persevere, as well as to better educate their families, friends, healthcare professionals, educators, and employers. Jan chairs the Board of Directors at Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Canada’s largest autism services provider, and was previously Vice Chair at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s leading psychiatric hospital. She also served on the Parent Advisory Council of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Neuropsychopharmacology. She spent most of her career as a senior Partner with the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder. Jan is a Diamond Life Master in Bridge and enjoys fitness, genealogy, and dance. You can find her online at www.janstewartauthor.com or on Instagram as @janstewartauthor
We can’t have your attention and not mention Time Timer. As parents, we are looking for anything that will support our kids and make our lives easier. The original Time Timer does just that. In our homes, it allows us to teach our kids how to visualize time. This helps with activity transitions, independence, and building executive function skills. If you’re in the lifelong journey of parenting ADHD, you need the Time Timer. Trust our pro-tip; it’s a game changer!
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