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 confused and overwhelmed. An ADHD diagnosis can include so.many.steps. Figuring out where to get help and who you need in your corner can be a little tricky. We’ve been there, and we’ve got you covered! In this episode, we chat with Dr. Kelly Fradin about the pediatrician’s role in ADHD Diagnosis and Care.
MEET DR. KELLY FRADIN
Kelly Fradin is the Director of Pediatrics at the Atria Institute in NYC, where she works with leading experts to bring innovations in preventive care to their members and underserved populations.
During her time working in public health in the South Bronx, she launched her Instagram account @adviceigivemyfriends to provide calm, realistic, and evidence-based advice to families. Pursuing this mission, she wrote Parenting in a Pandemic to help give parents the tools they needed to interpret the news and support their families during the pandemic’s peak. Her new book, Advanced Parenting, seeks to support parents in navigating their children’s challenges.
We talk A LOT about executive function and what it takes for our kids with ADHD to plan and execute essential tasks in their lives. But what about us? The mental load of parenting is real, and there is SO MUCH we have to use our executive functions for. One of those things is meal planning. What does everyone like? What will my kids eat? Which family member can have dairy, and which one can’t have gluten? The list goes on and on. We know nutrition is important, but balanced meals take a backseat between school, therapy appointments, activities, and more. That is why we are loving Hungryroot. They offer “good-for-you groceries and simple recipes.” We have loved having one less thing to worry about. As always, we want to help you, so we’ve got a code for 40% off your first box. Just click the link and use CHILDHOODCOLLECTIVE40 in all caps to get the discount. Happy eating!
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