Parenting with Impact

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

The Parenting with Impact Podcast with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, co-creators of ImpactParents.com, inspires parents and professionals guiding complex kids, teens and young adults all over the world to become capable, independent adults. ImpactParents.com is an online community, award-winning blog, and direct service provider for parents and professionals. Elaine and Diane are certified professional coaches with their own lived experience raising children with complex challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, gender identity issues, and more. Drawing from both personal and professional experience, they teach and inspire parents and professionals to raise and empower complex kids with confidence and calm. Scroll down for links and to download a free parenting guide.   The Parenting with Impact Podcast will: Feature leading experts, bringing you cutting edge information to address your child’s challenges Teach you real-life, practical strategies for creating lasting change Demonstrate how a coach-approach can improve all of your communications, one conversation at a time   For the essentials of ImpactParent's coach-approach to parenting, download a free parenting guide at: ImpactParents.com/Podcast   Find out about Sanity School®, a program for Parents, at: https://impactparents.com/programs-offerings/parent-training-sanity-school/   For information about professional continuing education: https://impactparents.com/for-professionals/    Visit Impact Parents at: https://impactparents.com/ read less
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Ep 150: Recognizing and Managing Stress Triggers as Parents
6d ago
Ep 150: Recognizing and Managing Stress Triggers as Parents
Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster about parental well-being. Ten Self Care Tips for Parents Do you give and give until you give yourself away? You’re not alone! In this FREE guide for caring (and exhausted!) parents, you may recognize some of the key tips -- but it’s always good to have a reminder! And then there will be some new ideas to help you put yourself back on your list and find a little more peace and joy in family life. Sure, your kids may need more than other kids. But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the care you need to keep helping your kids! Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Parenting challenges can significantly impact the well-being and emotions of parents. Diane and Elaine explore the theme that parents often become stressed, overwhelmed, and experience a range of emotions due to their focus on their children. They emphasize the importance of parents taking care of themselves in order to effectively engage with their children. They discuss the need for parents to be in a good mental state to problem solve and navigate the complexities of parenting. Diane shares her personal experience of realizing her stress while watching home videos. She struggled to control the chaos in her life. Elaine adds that stress can lead to offensive or defensive approaches, such as shutting down or becoming aggressive. Diane explains the stages of dysregulation, where emotions and logical thinking compete in the brain. This often happens when parents feel overwhelmed, worried, or burdened by guilt or perfectionism. Elaine emphasizes that parents may react to stress in various ways, including internalizing, engaging in unhealthy behaviors, or resorting to explosions, blaming, and micromanaging. Prevention is crucial for maintaining emotional well-being and avoiding reactive behaviors. Diane and Elaine discuss the importance of recognizing triggers and staying aware to prevent escalation. Elaine shares an interesting perspective about how children and adults may already be in a triggered state, making explosive reactions more likely. Emotional regulation is a crucial skill that helps individuals manage their emotions and respond to challenging situations in a healthy manner. According to Diane and Elaine, it's important to be gentle with oneself when it comes to emotional regulation. They suggest taking a moment to breathe, reclaim your brain, and figure out what you need in that moment. They also highlight the importance of finding strategies that work for you, such as taking a walk or engaging in self-care activities. Ultimately, emotional regulation is about noticing and navigating your emotions. Links: Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, & Self-Management What Story are You Telling Yourself? RESENTMENT! Understanding, Managing, and Overcoming It What Story are You Telling Yourself? Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fkaTwitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 149: Using Humor as a Path to Connect
Feb 14 2024
Ep 149: Using Humor as a Path to Connect
Using music and humor as her instruments, Amy orchestrates powerful moments of connection that leave people feeling encouraged and empowered. As a board-certified music therapist and a Certified Humor Professional, Amy conducts meaningful experiences that build community and center on the joy that music adds to our lives. One of her proudest accomplishments is being the musical director of Grace Notes Community Singers, an intergenerational performing arts organization for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Members are inspired to move beyond their heavy responsibilities to a place of relief and new possibilities. Amy has been a music therapist for over 20 years and holds dual master’s degrees in music therapy and music education. She is the owner of Oak Song Music Therapy and Consulting Services in San Antonio, TX. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Amy Standridge about music, humor, and self care. Motivation Guide In this FREE insider’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents, join with parents all over the world who are successfully using these 3 steps and 7 quick tips to motivate their children and teens to respond to requests without meltdowns, distractions, or pushback. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Amy has dedicated over 20 years to this profession finding purpose in helping others through music. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when face-to-face interactions were limited, Amy explored therapeutic humor as an alternative way to fulfill her passion. She emphasizes the importance of laughter and playfulness in building relationships and motivating individuals, whether through activities like singing or finding coping strategies for self-care. Amy emphasizes using humor to build strong bonds with children and motivate them. Engaging in joyful activities like singing or sharing jokes creates a sense of connection and strengthens relationships. Incorporating humor into self-care routines can also provide coping strategies during challenging times. By intentionally seeking out humor and creating a structure for fun conversations, parents can cultivate a light-hearted and joyful atmosphere in their homes. Amy explains humor is a source of joy and entertainment with numerous benefits for our health and well-being. Engaging in humor and fun activities with loved ones helps build strong bonds and releases oxytocin, creating a sense of connection and happiness. Humor also serves as a powerful tool for self-care, providing coping strategies during challenging times. According to Amy, laughter yoga has numerous health benefits and can be a powerful tool for connecting with others. The practice involves finding your own sense of humor and being authentic in your laughter. It can be used as a way to bond with family members, especially children, through sharing funny memes, watching funny movies, or playing games that lead to laughter. Connect with Amy: https://www.facebook.com/oaksongmt Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fkaTwitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 148: Nurturing Talents: Supporting Children's Passions and Interests
Feb 7 2024
Ep 148: Nurturing Talents: Supporting Children's Passions and Interests
Jesse LeBeau is one of today’s most highly sought after youth speakers and teen coaches. His unlikely underdog story has inspired millions of teens through his speaking, best-selling books and youth programs. He is one of the worlds premiere basketball trick artists and is regularly featured on TV, film, and international tours. Jesse’s new reality series ‘The LeBeau Show’ allows viewers the chance to follow him around the country and see firsthand the major impact he is having on youth. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Jesse LeBeau about motivation and self care. Ten Self Care Tips for Parents Do you give and give until you give yourself away? You’re not alone! In this FREE guide for caring (and exhausted!) parents, you may recognize some of the key tips -- but it’s always good to have a reminder! And then there will be some new ideas to help you put yourself back on your list and find a little more peace and joy in family life. Sure, your kids may need more than other kids. But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the care you need to keep helping your kids! Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Finding strengths and pursuing passions is crucial for personal growth and fulfillment. Jesse emphasizes the importance of allowing children to explore their own interests and not forcing them into preferred activities. He advises parents to support their children's strengths and help them find activities they are passionate about. Jesse emphasizes the power of attitude. He learned the significance of attitude from his father, who taught him by observing how athletes reacted to setbacks in sports games. Instead of focusing on their successes, they paid attention to how they handled failures and disappointments. This lesson had a profound effect on Jesse's life, teaching him that while we can't always control what happens to us, we can control our attitude towards it. By becoming the master of our own attitude, we can live a happier, more successful, and fulfilled life. Jesse stresses how the importance of self-care and grace are essential for maintaining mental and emotional well-being. He highlights the importance of prioritizing self-care and adopting a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. Jesse acknowledges that everyone's experiences and backgrounds differ, but it is crucial to empathize with others and recognize the validity of their struggles. He encourages individuals, regardless of age or circumstance, to understand that they are not alone in their challenges and that seeking resources and support is a positive step. Jesse discusses balancing independence and parental guidance is a complex task for parents in today's digital age. One of the biggest challenges parents face is managing their children's relationship with technology, particularly smartphones and social media. Setting systems in place to monitor screen time and access is important, as the allure of endless scrolling and the influence of online content can negatively impact a child's life. Connect with Jesse: Website: https://theattitudeadvantage.com/welcome/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jesselebeautiktoks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesselebeau/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uw99zoDpcbs9I96N5jG9A Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivingteens LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-lebeau-243b4636/ Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fkaTwitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 147: Shifting from Nagging to Collaborative Solutions
Jan 31 2024
Ep 147: Shifting from Nagging to Collaborative Solutions
Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode about nagging. Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: The topic of shifting from nagging to collaborative problem-solving in parenting is a crucial one, as it can significantly impact the dynamics of parent-child relationships. Elaine believes in a more playful approach to parenting, while Diane acknowledges that nagging often stems from a place of fear and anxiety Nagging can be detrimental to relationships, causing annoyance and a breakdown in communication. Elaine and Diane explore the negative effects of nagging and discuss alternative ways to address concerns. Elaine and Diane dive into the role of executive function support in parenting. They share insights on shifting from nagging to a collaborative approach, empowering children to take ownership. Elaine and Diane explore the power of shifting from nagging to reminding with permission. Learn how a simple reminder system transformed one family's dynamic and created a more positive approach to reminding. Links Mentioned: Effective Agreements   4 Phases of Parenting:  How to Support Without Enabling   If They Would Just...Guiding Kids to Take Ownership of Their Own Agenda Impact Members: Be sure to check out the Webinar Library for Elaine’s webinar on Family Meetings Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fkaTwitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 146: Simple, Safe & Connected --  Tips to Navigate Big Emotions
Jan 24 2024
Ep 146: Simple, Safe & Connected -- Tips to Navigate Big Emotions
Parenting With Impact with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster Episode 146 Simple, Safe & Connected -- Tips to Navigate Big Emotions with Sonali Vongchusiri Sonali Vongchusiri is founder of Forward Together Parenting and the "Raising Your Strong-Willed Child" series. She often says that she WAS that kid and now she HAS three of those kids. As a parent coach she supports parents in shifting from "parenting perfectly" to "parenting with personality" -- helping parents step off the emotional roller-coaster, simplify parenting and stabilize their relationship with their kids by focusing on their needs as well as their kids. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Sonali Vongchusiri about navigating big emotions. Parenting is Leadership Parenting is a leadership opportunity. With the "Parenting is Leadership" Guide from ImpactParents, two frameworks and a dozen core competencies will guide you to up-level your parenting... and improve the most important relationships of your life. Link: https://impactparents.pages.ontraport.net/leadership-guide?utm_campaign=funnel&utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_content=leadership Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Sonali shares her experiences and the difficulties she faced in her relationship with her children. Sonali realized she needed to find her own approach to parenting, one that aligned with her needs and the needs of her children. She emphasizes the importance of connection and sharing truth with ourselves and our kids, rather than trying to fit into a mold of what parenting should look like. Sonali emphasizes the challenge of meeting both parent and child needs simultaneously. She suggests acknowledging both the child and parent's needs instead of trying to fix the situation. One effective approach she recommends is using nonverbal communication. She expresses the importance of feeling safe and stable in any emotional situation, whether dealing with a frustrated child or facing overwhelming circumstances. Sonali introduces the SHUAVE Process, which involves accepting and approving of oneself, aligning with emotions, and feeling a sense of belonging and validation. Connect with Sonali Vongchusiri: https://www.forwardtogetherparenting.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingyourstrongwilledchild https://www.instagram.com/raisingyourstrongwilledchild/ Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fkaTwitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 145: Navigating Communication and Complexity in Parenting
Jan 17 2024
Ep 145: Navigating Communication and Complexity in Parenting
Leslie Josel, a renowned expert in effective communication strategies for parenting complex kids, has over two decades of experience in this field. Leslie's perspective on this topic is rooted in her belief that effective communication is the most crucial aspect for parents to understand. She emphasizes that all issues related to parenting complex kids ultimately boil down to how parents communicate with their children. Drawing from her personal journey as a parent to a child with ADHD and executive dysfunction, Leslie acknowledges that parenting complex kids can be overwhelming, but she underscores the need for parents to educate themselves and find ways to effectively communicate with their children. She also highlights the importance of translating complex medical and therapeutic language into conversational parenting language to make it more accessible for parents. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Leslie Josel about communication with complex kids. Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting. https://impactparents.pages.ontraport.net/calm-confident-tipsheet?utm_campaign=Podcast&utm_source=episode&utm_medium=cta&utm_content=calm Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Leslie shares her journey of becoming an accidental entrepreneur. She explains how effective communication and support can make a difference in raising complex kids. Leslie and Elaine dive into the crucial role of brain activation in parenting and effective communication with children. Leslie shares insights on medication, meditation, sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Leslie explains techniques on acknowledging your child's current state, choosing the right moment to talk, and prioritizing clear communication. She describes how to create an environment where children feel comfortable discussing important matters without triggering defensiveness. Related Links: https://orderoochaos.com Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools https://impactparents.com/gift Connect with Leslie: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/orderoutofchaos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/order.out.of.chaos/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-josel-adhd-student-parent-coach/ Connect with Impact Parents: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impactparents/ @impactparents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactParent @impactparent LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactparents/ @impactparents X (fka Twitter): https://twitter.com/ImpactParents @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 144: Helping Young Adults get back on Track
Jan 10 2024
Ep 144: Helping Young Adults get back on Track
The topic of supporting parents of young adults, with its unique challenges, evolving relationships, and opportunities for growth, is the focus of this Parenting with Impact podcast episode. Join Diane and Elaine on this episode as they delve deeper into this significant and necessary area of focus. Episode 144 Helping Young Adults Get Back On Track with Elaine and Diane Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane. How to Talk to Your Complex Kids [and Other Important Relationships] Strained communication can create a hot mess of misunderstanding and conflict -- whether it's with your kids or any significant relationship in your life. In this FREE guide, you'll discover your role in communication dynamics and 10 simple but effective ways to help you build more trust and calm in your communication with your complex kids -- and any relationship.  Here is what to expect on this week’s show: ● Diane, who has been actively supporting parents of young adults for three years, emphasizes the need for understanding, guidance, and support for parents navigating this stage of life. She believes in creating space for young adults to ask for help and for parents to support their agenda, while also acknowledging the complexities involved in parenting young adults. ● Elaine stresses the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships with young adults, fostering trust, and effective communication. She encourages parents to focus on the progress and incremental growth of their young adults, rather than solely on the desired outcome of complete independence. ● Elaine and Diane dive into the complex world of parenting adult children. From establishing boundaries to fostering open communication, they explore the ups and downs of this ever-evolving process. Related Links: ·      Parenting Emerging Adults  ·      Effective Agreements ·      4 Phases of Parenting: How to Support Without Enabling  ·      It's No Mystery: Why Kids Resist Help ·       It's All About Control: Are You Ready? Connect with Elaine & Diane: ·      Instagram  @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 143: Navigating Parenthood: Embracing the Coach Approach
Jan 3 2024
Ep 143: Navigating Parenthood: Embracing the Coach Approach
This episode brings you another Success Story from the ImpactParents Community! Elena Nichols is passionate in raising complex kids through personal transformation and effective communication. After stumbling upon coaching by accident, she became intrigued by the concept of self-awareness and its potential for personal growth. As a parent of a child with dyslexia, Elena initially struggled with expectations and frustration. However, through her own journey of seeking support and focusing on her child's strengths, she witnessed significant improvements in their reading abilities. Elena's dedication to understanding neurodiversity led her to become a neurodiversity informed coach, recognizing the unique talents and facets of individuals with a greater degree of neurodiversity. With a diverse clientele and a supportive community at Impact Parents, Elena continues to find fulfillment in connecting with and coaching people, experiencing personal growth along the way. Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting.   Listen to this Success Stories Edition Parenting With Impact episode with Elena Nichols about parent coaching for complex kids. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Learn how observing herself and taking a pause before reacting changed her interactions with her children. Discover coaching as a transformative profession that opens the door to a whole new world.  Through coaching, obstacles and challenges are easily resolved, and everything flows effortlessly Learn how parent coaching as a transformative approach that empowers parents to navigate the challenges of raising complex kids.   Related Links: Elena Nichols Overcoming Learning Challenges – A Complex Kid Speaks Out Helping Kids with Dyslexia Feel Good about Getting Help with Reading Look for the Positive Traits to Find the Fabulous in Complex Kids Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 142: Helping Complex Kids Envision Their Future
Dec 27 2023
Ep 142: Helping Complex Kids Envision Their Future
As parents, we worry about our kids fulfilling their potential, and want them to think about what they want their future to look like. How do we encourage our complex kids to envision a future, when they may still be struggling with the present? Sheila Akbar joined the Signet team in the summer of 2010, bringing with her a wealth of experience teaching SAT, ACT, GRE, literature, and composition in both one-on-one and classroom settings. Sheila loves both teaching and learning and finds nothing more rewarding than working closely with students to overcome the challenges they face. After graduating from Harvard in 2002, she spent two years working in financial services before continuing her academic career, which culminated in two doctorates. She brings her significant business and academic experience to bear on her current role at Signet, which includes speaking to every client to craft a tailored solution for their needs, managing the administrative team, and providing educational thought leadership for the company. Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Harvard University and two doctoral degrees from Indiana University. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Sheila Akbar about ways you can encourage your complex kid to envision a future that THEY are excited about. 12 Tips for Parenting a Complex Teen From the experts at ImpactParents (and the moms of 6 young adults!), we promise you this: it’s not too late. In this FREE guide you’ll learn 12 fool-proof tips to improve conversations and reconnect with your teens so you can guide them to become independent and successful. Parents all over the world have better relationships with their teens using these tools. You can, too! Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Encouraging students to focus on positives, emphasizing strengths, and acknowledging their unique interests. Emphasizing the importance of daily discipline and skill-building rather than solely focusing on achieving set goals. Emphasizing the need for kids to own their aspirations and motivations rather than parents imposing their agendas. Reframing failure as a learning opportunity and a part of the journey toward finding the right path. Advocating for a safe space where kids can explore interests and change their minds without pressure. Links Mentioned: Three Steps to Learn From Mistakes Without Shame How Are Values Guiding Parents And Kids? Look for the Positive Traits to Find the Fabulous in Complex Kids  Connect with Sheila: www.sheilaakbar.com  LinkedIn   Connect with Signet Education: signeteducation.com X (fka Twitter)   Facebook LinkedIn YouTube   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram  @impactparents Facebook  @impactparent LinkedIn  @impactparents Twitter @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 141: What Support do ADHD'ers Need? Book Smart or Street Smart?
Dec 20 2023
Ep 141: What Support do ADHD'ers Need? Book Smart or Street Smart?
Elaine and Diane are back from the Annual International Conference on ADHD 2023! Hear about the ongoing evolution of ADHD management approaches, emphasizing the need for nuanced perspectives, change management strategies, and empowerment for individuals and families impacted by ADHD. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they reflect on their experiences at this year’s conference and the evolution of ADHD management, and how to mesh together the book-smart approach with the street-smart approach to managing ADHD. Recommended Treatment for Children and Teens with ADHD Tip-Sheet So -- your child has ADHD. Want to get past the confusion and the stigma really fast? This FREE Guide explains, in the simplest terms possible: What is recommended treatment for children and teens Ten things to consider when trying to make a decision about medication Exactly what to look for in a behavior therapy training program. Short, sweet, and to the point -- don’t spend hours on the internet scouring. ImpactParents gives you exactly what you need to know without wasting any time or effort. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Shifting Perspectives: From deficit-based to strength-oriented approaches Observing a transition from a disempowered view of ADHD to an empowered and strength-based outlook within the community. Complexity of ADHD: Understanding the multifaceted nature of ADHD, including the complexities of diagnosis, treatment, and coexisting conditions, leading to a more nuanced approach in managing the condition. Change Management vs. Behavior Management: Recognizing the need for change management alongside behavior management, especially in familial and educational contexts, emphasizing a holistic approach to support individuals with ADHD. Empowerment and Transformation: Highlighting the transformative impact of their coaching approach, focusing on deeper conversations beyond problem-solving, empowering individuals to manage ADHD effectively and encouraging personal growth. Related Links: CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD 2023 Dr. Tracey Marks YouTube Channel ADHD Dude- Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, ADHD-CCSP    ADHD Neither Gift Nor Curse with Doctors Russell Barkley and Edward Hallowell   Why Don't Parents of Complex Kids Get the Help They Need? Impact Parents - Research Results   Images From the Conference: https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/digital-literacy.png https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/evaluate-credible-information.png https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/risk-of-over-reliance.png https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/healthcare-partnership.png https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/healthcare-partnership-provider-tips.png https://impactparents.s3.amazonaws.com/images/adhd-conference-2023/healthcare-partnership-client-tips.png Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 140: Connection & Compassion: Parenting Children & Teens in Difficult Times
Dec 13 2023
Ep 140: Connection & Compassion: Parenting Children & Teens in Difficult Times
Susan Stiffelman is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence. Her work focuses on helping parents forge sturdy attachment with their children as the calm, confident “Captain of the ship.” She hosts a popular podcast and offers online classes and is a lifelong meditator who is deeply committed to enjoying her life and living with gratitude and joy. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Susan Stiffelman as she shares her journey of understanding the diverse learning needs of children and the evolution of her work in merging educational psychology with therapy. Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: The impact of parental engagement in children's emotional and academic development, and the importance of understanding diverse learning methods. Addressing the challenges parents face in a world where teenagers are inundated with overwhelming information, and the need for parents to help their children navigate this landscape. Stressing the significance of self-compassion and finding support in parenting, and the need to prioritize self-care while creating or seeking out supportive communities for guidance and shared experiences. RelatedLinks: Kristin Neff   Connectwith Susan Stiffelman: susanstiffelman.com Podcast Facebook Instagram YouTube Master Class Parenting Without Power Struggles Co-Parenting with a Narcissist    Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram  @impactparents Facebook  @impactparent LinkedIn  @impactparents Twitter @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 139: Navigating the Parenthood Journey with Conscious Transformation and Empathy
Dec 6 2023
Ep 139: Navigating the Parenthood Journey with Conscious Transformation and Empathy
Ginny Luther shares her journey of parenting her son, Bart, a defiant, passionate, and determined child who challenged her to shift from control to connection.   Ginny Luther MS, is an Educational and Family Behavioral Consultant, founder of Peaceful Parenting LLC, and Conscious Discipline Master Instructor. She is a dynamic international speaker for parents and educational professionals, pulling from her vast life experience. Her own challenging child was the catalyst for her passion to help others, using Conscious Discipline in schools, early childhood centers, with parents, and in mentorship. Her tremendous knowledge provides creative solutions to many difficult issues facing schools and families today.    Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Ginny Luther about the importance of embracing vulnerability, acknowledging emotions, and fostering strong connections with our children.   Parenting is Leadership Parenting is a leadership opportunity. With the "Parenting is Leadership" Guide from ImpactParents, two frameworks and a dozen core competencies will guide you to up-level your parenting... and improve the most important relationships of your life.   Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Embracing empathy and connection over control in parenting complex children. Recognizing disappointment and failure as invaluable learning opportunities for children. Prioritizing self-acceptance and empathy to foster trust and empowerment in parent-child relationships. Navigating through loss and tragedy with resilience and the lessons learned from such experiences.   Related Links: Episode 109 Success! Changed My Family's Life with Help from Sanity School®  3 Steps to Respond Without Reacting Shedding the Shoulds  Taming Your Inner Control Freak! Let Go, Control Freak Parent! When Kids Lose Control or Destroy Property Relationship Battles: Lay Down Your Sword and Shield Dinner with an ADHD Family Communicating with Teachers for School Success with ADHD Dreading School Meetings with Teachers? Try These 8 Steps How to Create a Great Relationship with Your ADHD Child’s Teacher 3 Step Method to ACE Communication with Complex Kids & Teens Connect with Ginny: GinnyLuther.com Blue Star Grit by Ginny Luther Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram  @impactparents Facebook  @impactparent LinkedIn  @impactparents Twitter @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 138: How Do I Get My Kids to Talk to Me? 4 Communication Tools
Nov 29 2023
Ep 138: How Do I Get My Kids to Talk to Me? 4 Communication Tools
Communication is an ever-evolving part of your relationship with your child, no matter what age they are. During the holiday season, when there is increased togetherness there is a greater potential for difficult conversations. Episode 138 How Do I Get My Kid To Talk To Me? 4 Communication Tools with Elaine and Diane Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they discuss the importance of effective communication tools. How to Talk to Your Complex Kids [and Other Important Relationships] Strained communication can create a hot mess of misunderstanding and conflict -- whether it's with your kids or any significant relationship in your life. In this FREE guide, you'll discover your role in communication dynamics and 10 simple but effective ways to help you build more trust and calm in your communication with your complex kids -- and any relationship.  Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Permission-based conversations and breadcrumb cues for smoother interactions. AC-E Method: Acknowledge emotions without judgment, wait or pause to let emotions settle, and then explore options or inquiries for problem-solving. Designing Conversations: Offering acknowledgment or a gift, making requests, and performing check-ins for reciprocal and inclusive discussions, aiming for collaborative problem-solving. Trust and Connection: Emphasis on maintaining trust and connection with kids as the foundation for effective communication and problem-solving, fostering collaborative dialogue and mutual understanding.   Related Links: Relationship Battles: Lay Down Your Sword and Shield Three Steps to Take When Your Kid Says, “I Don’t Know” 5 Tips for Having Embarrassing Conversations with Your Kids Ask Your Kids Collaborative Conversations: Ask Powerful Questions for Independent Kids Plan Important Conversations 3 Step Method to ACE Communication with Complex Kids & Teens Relationships by Design Improve Relationships with Complex Kids and Teens   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram @impactparents Facebook @impactparent LinkedIn @impactparents Twitter @impactparents   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 137: Emotional Intelligence in Parenting
Nov 22 2023
Ep 137: Emotional Intelligence in Parenting
Stephanie Pinto is an Emotional Intelligence author, speaker and coach who specializes in helping parents to create an Emotionally Intelligent family culture at home. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence specialist, is a pediatric anxiety therapist, and practiced as a Speech Pathologist for 10 years. Her ground-breaking book, From Chaos to Connection, was published in March 2023. And she has over 100k in her Facebook community called Let's Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids.    Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Stephanie Pinto about understanding emotional intelligence in our children and how to parent effectively based upon where your child is at.   Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting.   Here is what to expect on this week’s show: What is emotional intelligence and how does it impact the ability to regulate emotions? The key components of the 26 competencies of emotional intelligence- what is most important? Punishment vs. discipline- are you responding or reacting? Which will help your child grow?   Related Links: How to Apologize When You’ve Hurt Your Child’s Feelings: Recovering after a Fight  Dealing with Emotional Kids and Meltdowns Are You (Secretly) Calling Your Child an “Idiot”? Even an Epic Meltdown is a Great Parenting Opportunity     Connect with Stephanie: www.stephaniepinto.com Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram @impactparents Facebook @impactparent LinkedIn @impactparents Twitter @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 136: Neurodivergence & Children of Color: Parenting at the Intersections
Nov 15 2023
Ep 136: Neurodivergence & Children of Color: Parenting at the Intersections
Priya Saaral LICSW, RPT-S is a first-generation immigrant from India and Singapore who identifies as a neurodivergent person. Her work has been centered on helping young people and parents find their voice and their playful spirit amidst personal and structural adversity, seeking to be seen and to belong. She aims to help all children feel seen and heard as valuable human beings in society, and as agents of change.  Jaya Ramesh MA LMHC, CCTP is a neurodivergent immigrant. Her passions include creating liberatory healing and learning spaces and working to disentangle from and dismantle systems of oppression. In her private practice she supports BIPOC, neurodivergent people in having more authentic and nourishing relationships. Priya and Jaya are the authors of Parenting at the Intersections -- Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color. Parenting a neurodivergent child is challenging. What are the complicating factors for families of color or different cultural backgrounds? Systems of oppression and cultural standards play additional roles in how to advocate for your child. Listen to this Parenting With Impact episode with Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral about creating a community of support for neurodivergent children of color. Motivation Guide In this FREE insider’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents, join with parents all over the world who are successfully using these 3 steps and 7 quick tips to motivate their children and teens to respond to requests without meltdowns, distractions, or pushback. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Approaching support for neurodivergent children while considering cultural backgrounds and communities. Parents of marginalized children are working within certain systems. One size does not fit all, and each community comes with a different set of rules. How might interactions be different when advocating for your neurodivergent child when you are a person of color? Are there underlying fears and expectations that others may not face?   Related Links: How To Talk With Your Kids About Race   Shift Your Expectations to Manage Complex Kids A Huge “aha” Moment: Set Realistic Expectations for ADHD Kids Kids Believe What Parents Tell Them to Believe Connect with Priya & Jaya: www.parentingattheintersections.com www.jayarameshcounseling.com www.play-it-out.com Instagram @parenting.at.the.intersections Parenting at the Intersections -- Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools    Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 135: It’s All About Control: Are You Ready?
Nov 8 2023
Ep 135: It’s All About Control: Are You Ready?
We all set goals for our children as to what success should look like for them. As a parent, having control seems like the simplest path to that goal. However, we know this does not lend well to your child ultimately having independence and agency. So, how do we navigate this? Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they discuss control and how to transition from director to supporter and allowing your child to thrive in their own power.  Top 12 Tips To Help Your Complex Kids Got complex kids? Yeah, so do we. Parenting a complex kid can be frustrating, overwhelming, and isolating. It can also be incredibly rewarding -- with the right help and guidance! This FREE insider's guide  from the experts at ImpactParents includes our top 12 tips to help you create a calm, peaceful home and guide your kids to become more independent every day. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: A rigid definition of success for our kids sets them up for failure- there are many definitions and many paths to get there, and your definition will evolve as your child grows. Reflecting upon why you are holding on so tightly to your idea of the path and the end point of success for your child. Transferring ownership from you to your child to get to the outcome you can both agree on. Related Episodes Ep 11 Can You REALLY Control Your Kids with Gretchen Wegner   Ep 68 The Independence Pyramid: Big Picture and Daily Tasks with Elaine & Diane Ep 80 4 Phases of Parenting: How to Support Without Enabling with Elaine & Diane Ep 103 Success! Building Strong Relationships at Home and Work with Danielle Junker Ep 104 Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation & Self Management with Elaine & Diane   Links:  Control by Janet Jackson Three Steps to Learn From Mistakes Without Shame How to Help Your Kids Ask for the Help They Need   Study on Resiliency  The Pygmalion Effect      Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 134: Parenting Young Boys with Difficult Behaviors
Nov 1 2023
Ep 134: Parenting Young Boys with Difficult Behaviors
Does your young boy exhibit behavior that has you in fear for his future, and what kind of man he will become? Parenting boys with difficult behaviors can be very challenging. What can we do now to reduce risks and aggression?   Tosha Schore is a parent coach and the founder of Parenting Boys Peacefully, where she is on a mission to create a more peaceful world, one sweet boy at a time. She is also co-author of “Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges,” which has been translated into five languages. Tosha works with parents to care for themselves, connect with their boys deeply, set limits lovingly, and play wildly, and has been featured on Dr. Shefali’s Parenting Mastery Summit, GoZen’s Anger Transformation and ListenUp! Summits, and has spoken to audiences at the Institute for Child Psychology, the Diversity in Parenting Conference, the Davidson Institute, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and on a boatload of podcasts!   Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Tosha Schore about today’s approach to parenting young boys with challenging behaviors. Top 10 Ways to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks In this FREE insider’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents, learn 10 tips that will actually help you reduce the frequency and intensity of meltdowns for good! Used by parents all over the world, successfully help children manage their intense emotions and triggers so they learn to respond with respect and calm. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: In the era of “me too” and feminism, how do we want to raise the next generation of young men? Connection between parent and child is the key to reducing aggressive behaviors in boys. When you lean into your relationship, he will do better. Shifting your mindset on how you parent- showing compassion and embracing emotion is valuable in raising boys who have a better handle on their own feelings and behaviors.     Related Links: 6 Core Coaching Concepts for Creating Change Parents are Missing Link to Empower Kids with ADHD Let The Feelings Flow: Dealing With Emotion Worst Parenting Advice for Complex Kids A Parent’s Best Question: Is It Naughty or Neurological? Connect with Tosha: parentingboyspeacefully.com Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Sign up for the next Out With Aggression Workshop   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Elaine & Diane: Instagram @impactparents Facebook @impactparent LinkedIn @impactparents Twitter @impactparents Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 133: Parents are the Sleeping Giant in Executive Function Education
Oct 25 2023
Ep 133: Parents are the Sleeping Giant in Executive Function Education
As the founder of Executive Function Specialists, Sean McCormick has pioneered cutting-edge practices to guide students with AD/HD to overcome procrastination, disorganization, and school avoidance. His passion for empowering others led him to establish the Executive Function Coaching Academy, offering training programs for aspiring executive function coaches. Sean also hosts the popular Earn More Tutoring Podcast with a mission to enhance the lives of teachers, tutors, and educational therapists through success stories of educational entrepreneurship.    Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Sean McCormick about collective efficacy, and the impact of parents collaborating with their child and their teacher. Parenting is Leadership Parenting is a leadership opportunity. With the "Parenting is Leadership" Guide from ImpactParents, two frameworks and a dozen core competencies will guide you to up-level your parenting... and improve the most important relationships of your life. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Collaboration between parent + student + teacher yields great results when working with your child to improve academic success. What is “affective filtering” and how do you work with your child to build confidence and an openness to receiving positive feedback? Support is the best way you can set your child up for success- but you can’t do it all on your own. Related Links: What is the affective filter? John Hattie's research: Elaine on the Earn More Tutoring Podcast    Video Tip: Take Aim How important are executive function skills?   Connect with Sean: www.efspecialists.com Sign up for the EFS Newsletter Earn More Tutoring Podcast Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter:@impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 132: If They Would Just ... Guiding Kids to Take Ownership of Their Own Agenda
Oct 18 2023
Ep 132: If They Would Just ... Guiding Kids to Take Ownership of Their Own Agenda
If you are struggling to get your child to do something, you may want to stop and think, “Who’s agenda IS IT?” Is this just something YOU want? How do you get your kid to buy into whatever it is that you are asking them to do?   This week Elaine and Diane discuss agendas! How can a parent and child come together to create a shared agenda that benefits everyone? Ten Tips for Calm and Confident Parenting of Complex Kids Parenting complex kids can be difficult, even mind-numbing at times. In this FREE Guide you’ll find clear, quick guidance to help you calm the chaos and more confidently prepare your child for greater independence and success! Learn techniques parents all over the world are using to reduce friction and (believe it!) rediscover the joy of parenting. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: How do you get your child to take ownership of a responsibility? What is in it for them? Motivations may seem simple for younger kids, but what can you do for teens and young adults to create a shared agenda? Keeping in mind the ultimate goal: your child becomes driven and autonomous—this may mean different goals than yours.     Related Links: Parenting With Impact Ep 8 Parenting Emerging Adults Parenting With Impact Ep 80 4 Phases of Parenting: How to Support Without Enabling   Parenting With Impact Ep 126 Motivation Myths & the Magic of P.I.N.C.H. Parenting With Impact Ep 129 Asking For Help: Why Is It So Difficult? Video Tip: Take Aim   Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 131: Can Helping Too Much Actually Hinder Your Child's Growth?
Oct 11 2023
Ep 131: Can Helping Too Much Actually Hinder Your Child's Growth?
We would do anything for our kids in the pursuit of having them grow up to be happy, healthy, and self-sufficient. But when is it too much? When does helping become hindering? Doing more harm than good, is never our intention, so how do we navigate that fine line when raising young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities?   Misty Wagner understands the unique challenges and strengths of each individual that allow her to guide students on their journey towards independence. One of Misty’s strongest abilities is working with the students’ families of individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting them in aligning services, as well as assisting families in understanding an individual’s needs. Misty joined the CIP community in 2018 as a Student Advisor, supported the community as Head Student Advisor, and now as Assistant Program Director.  Misty earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Misty has developed this strength through a solid professional history as a special education teacher, Student Advisor, and Head Student Advisor, but also through my undeniable empathy and bond with parents. As Assistant Program Director at CIP, Misty works on the day-to-day operations to provide high quality services to all students and families. She collaborates with each student, staff member, and support team member in order to provide positive outcomes for each student.    Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Misty Wagner about how to support your complex kid without being an enabler, as they navigate life transitions.  Motivation Guide In this FREE insider’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents, join with parents all over the world who are successfully using these 3 steps and 7 quick tips to motivate their children and teens to respond to requests without meltdowns, distractions, or pushback. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Finding opportunities to allow your child to assert their independence, is where growth happens, and knowing when your child truly needs your help or guidance. Outlining the steps needed and providing clear guidance as they learn to do something themselves. How to assist your child with coming up with a strategy to identify and solve a problem, by establishing an outcome and detailing the steps needed to achieve it.   Related Links: Video Tip: Take Aim Flexibility + Structure+ Moderation Handling Conflict with Complex Kids Connect with Misty: cipworldwide.org cipworldwide.org/longbeach X (fka Twitter)   Instagram Facebook LinkedIn     Get your FREE copy of 12 Key Coaching Tools  Connect with Impact Parents: www.impactparents.com Instagram: @impactparents Facebook: @impactparent LinkedIn:@impactparents Twitter: @impactparents  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices