#116: Confused to Confident: School Advocacy with ADHD Parent (and real-life superhero!), Devon Pickens

June 5, 2023

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 Kindergarten, you start getting […]

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EPISODE #116: Confused to Confident: School Advocacy with ADHD Parent (and real-life superhero!), Devon Pickens

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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 Kindergarten, you start getting letters from the school or emails from the teacher. Confusion and embarrassment creep in, and everything starts to feel heavy. Thankfully, you are not alone. There is hope! It is possible to find joy as you advocate for your child to get evaluated and set up the best supports for them at school. In this episode, we hear from ADHD parent Devon Pickens as she shares her journey from confusion to confidence as she navigates school for her child with ADHD. 

 

MEET DEVON

Devon Pickens is a social worker from Texas. She is a content creator with a special focus on parents of children with ADHD. Her vision is to help parents feel more empowered and informed about ADHD and how it shows up in their everyday life. To connect with her, search @adhdparent on Instagram or Facebook.

 

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