“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 gets old very quickly. At times, it seems like EVERYTHING is a competition. We know that having a child or two in the home with ADHD only intensifies the inevitable conflict. In this episode, we interview Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, a standout in pediatric psychology, about navigating developmental sibling conflict. We hope to help your kids move from competition to cooperation.
MEET DR. ANN-LOUISE
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart is a business owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology in San Antonio, TX. She is a pediatric psychologist, parent coach, wife of 24 years, a mom of 11 and 13-year-olds, and has over 17 years of experience in her field.
Dr. Ann-Louise also serves as a parent coach for parents who have kids and teens with behavioral and emotional regulation concerns, those diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety, as well as kids who are highly sensitive. She focuses on helping parents adjust their mindset about parenting. Dr. Lockhart helps overwhelmed parents get on the same page and better understand their kids and teens.
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