#134: “I Don’t Want to Mess This Up!” Talking with Your Kids About ADHD

November 6, 2023

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 […]

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EPISODE #134: “I Don’t Want to Mess This Up!” Talking with Your Kids About ADHD

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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. Interestingly enough, none of the books prepare you for discovering your child is neurodivergent. It is only when you realize that your child doesn’t play by those books and then you feel like you’re in uncharted territory. You finally get a diagnosis of ADHD for your child, and you feel validated, and you can finally stop caring about what Aunt Carol says about your parenting. But how do you talk with your child about it? Letting them understand how their brain works and how amazing they are is foundational for their self-esteem. Chances are they already experience being “different,” so the understanding is a gift to them. Nothing we do in parenting is perfect because WE aren’t perfect, but in this episode, we share our favorite strategies for talking to your child about their ADHD diagnosis. 

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We are Lori, Mallory, and Katie. Lori and Mallory are child psychologists, and Katie is a speech language pathologist. Most importantly, we are moms, just like you.

After working with families over a combined total of 40 years, we saw a need to provide ongoing support and education to parents raising children with ADHD. 

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