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/

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Trailer: Welcome to the Parenting With Impact Podcast!
May 3 2021
Trailer: Welcome to the Parenting With Impact Podcast!
Welcome to the Parenting With Impact Podcast! As parents, we want nothing more than for our kids to grow up happy and fulfilled... and to ultimately live independent and productive lives! And yet, when life gets complicated, we're not always sure how to help our kids be as successful as they can be.  If you have kids who are struggling with life and learning -- or are facing complex challenges like ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, learning disabilities, or more -- we can help you calmly navigate the choppy waters with confidence.  We're Elaine & Diane, founders of the world’s largest, most innovative virtual coaching and training resource for parents of complex kids. We understand where you're coming from because, between our two families, we're also the moms of six complex kids, who are now young adults. In the Parenting with Impact podcast, we'll have important conversations that guide you to empower your children, teens or young adults to reach their full, extraordinary potential. On the show, we'll dive into the themes and issues we notice in our coaching practice with parents from all over the world. We’ll interview experts who share their wisdom on raising complex kids; help you figure out how to implement strategies, so you can parent from a position of confidence; and we’ll even do a little on-air coaching to help you with problem-solving.  Join us every week and learn how to be the parent your kid needs you to be. We won't tell you WHAT to do, we'll help you figure out HOW to do it -- so you can enjoy the ride of raising complex kids, one conversation at a time. Visit Impact Parents at the essentials of Elaine & Diane's coach-approach to parenting, download a free Tipsheet at ImpactParents.com/Podcast Find out how to enroll in Sanity School® for Parents at more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive  Episode 17: What is DBT and How Does it Differ from Other Treatment?
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Bonus Archive Episode 17: What is DBT and How Does it Differ from Other Treatment?
Emotions are a tricky thing. They can be beautiful and powerful … but not always rational. When they become intense or come on too strong, they are hard to handle. When they’re always intense, it can feel intolerable! DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) -- which is different from traditional talk therapy and more targeted than CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) -- can teach complex kids how to handle intense emotions so they don't always feel so overwhelmed. Dr. Vay is the director of the DBT program at Peachtree Comprehensive Health (Peachtree DBT) in Atlanta, GA. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Dr. Vay is the President of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™ and a DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician ™. Prior to working in the outpatient setting, Dr. Vay has worked in a residential setting applying DBT to adolescents at the residential level of care. While working in the residential facility, Dr. Vay lead the team in becoming the first residential treatment center to become a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program. She is also one of the official Site Reviewers for future programs seeking certification through DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. Dr. Vay has also received intensive training in Radically Open DBT(RO-DBT), Prolonged Exposure-DBT for trauma (DBT-PE), DBT-PTSD, DBT protocol adapted for children (DBT-C) as well as Level One and Two of Theraplay® and Group Theraplay®. Dr. Vay also supervises other clinicians and provides DBT consultation to other DBT clinicians who are either seeking certification or just wish to enhance their adherence to the treatment model. 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.   Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Kimberly Vay about DBT treatment for emotional regulation. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: What DBT is and how it helps emotionally sensitive or avoidant children cope How group and individual therapy is utilized in DBT How is DBT different from CBT? Related Blogs: Stress and the ADHD Brain: There's Only One Antidote I Learned to Parent ADHD- from My Dog Trainer Let The Feelings Flow Executive Function Strategies for Children 3 Tricks to Relieve Mental Stress (Every Day) What to Do When Emotions Get Intense Calm the Chaos: The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness with ADHD Parents are Missing Link to Empower Kids with ADHD Connect with Kimberly: Website   Facebook LinkedIn   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 076: Family Systems Theory: You are Part of a Unit
6d ago
Ep 076: Family Systems Theory: You are Part of a Unit
The family unit. It sounds simple on paper, but how do you really work together as a family, especially when one or more family members have ADHD? Do you know how to run optimally as a family when someone is struggling? Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD Solution Card Deck specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues. Her unique perspective – as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant – assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. Dr. Saline lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. Listen to this insightful Parenting With Impact episode with Dr. Sharon Saline about family systems therapy and how to identify what is working and what isn’t within a family unit when one or more members have complexities such as ADHD. 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: Identifying factors affecting your complex kid within the family dynamic Creating guidance for your complex kid to provide support rather than criticism Compassion for yourself is just as important as compassion for your child   Related Articles: Relationship Battles: Lay down Your Sword and Shield Model Self-Respect for your Kids: Tame the Bully Within   Connect with Dr. Saline: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Pinterest YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 016: My Teen is So Smart, But is Not YET Ready For College
Sep 16 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 016: My Teen is So Smart, But is Not YET Ready For College
We all know the drill: birth, school, college, adulthood. It’s a formula that somehow became mandatory – a script that we’re expected to follow. But what if that outline isn’t quite the right fit for your child? What if your smart teen isn’t ready for college? Judith S. Bass Certified Educational Planner Judith S. Bass, Certified Educational Planner, is the founder of Bass Educational Services, LLC, an educational consulting firm in the DC area. Ms. Bass provides comprehensive college and postsecondary planning for students with AD/HD and other learning differences. With over 30 years’ experience as an educator, admissions counselor, and educational consultant, Ms. Bass is a leading expert in educational consulting for students with learning challenges. She earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and is an instructor in UC-Irvine's College Consultant Certificate Program. Ms. Bass has published numerous articles in local and national publications. She regularly conducts presentations on college and postsecondary planning to parents and professionals throughout the DC and Baltimore areas, and at regional and national conferences. Ms. Bass has just published CollegeWebLD, a searchable database of the disability services available at U.S. colleges and universities. Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Judith Bass about how and when to approach your child about going to college. Will they need a gap year? Is college right for them? 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 was covered on this special archival episode: Time and distance may be necessary for your child to find motivation What are the options available to your child if they don’t go to college? The ideal times to address life after high school with your child   Related Blogs: Is a Gap Year a Good Fit for Your Child? Standing Up For Kids Who Are Falling Behind Connect with Judith: Website YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 075: Yes, You Can Teach Life Skills Through Gaming
Sep 14 2022
Ep 075: Yes, You Can Teach Life Skills Through Gaming
A child who feels most comfortable in the gaming world is not necessarily wasting their life. How can we turn this interest into a way to teach life skills, and perhaps find a career goal within the programming world? Dan Clark runs the service MindJam - online 121 mentorship and guidance for children struggling with SEN, anxiety, stress and social issues; through gaming and game design. He set this up in the pandemic and less than 2 years later he has 16 mentors supporting over 400 young people and is still growing. MindJam uses gaming, coding and game creation, digital music and digital art, as a platform to develop positive play, problem solving and social and technical skill development, through friendly, positive and low-demand sessions. In 2021 Dan was a nominated finalist for BAFTA Mentor of the Year. As a father of two autistic children, which brings great understanding of how SEN impacts the whole family, Dan has created a company that has helped so many young people, and through his dedication and passion he is making sure MindJam grows to support as many who are struggling as possible. MindJam is based in the UK, but also supports young people in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many other places around the world!   Listen to this intriguing Parenting With Impact episode with Dan about the benefits of using the gaming world to connect with kids who struggle with interaction and engagement in the regular world.   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: Utilizing gaming as a way to connect with your child in an impactful way Translate gaming skills into life skills- engagement, problem solving, design & strategy What are they different types of games, and what skills do they hone?   Connect with Dan: Website Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 15: How to Manage Them, Me, and Their ADHD
Sep 9 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 15: How to Manage Them, Me, and Their ADHD
Parenting with ADHD is no easy task, even if you've been doing it for years. There is always something surprising to deal with, and inevitably something you thought you'd handled doesn't get done. The challenge of focusing on yourself when you have so much to do in focusing on your kids often throws you way off balance. John Willson has a Masters in Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation Administration. He is the Executive Director of SOAR, a non-profit school and adventure camp serving youth diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD. He is the past President of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of North Carolina and serves on the national board for CHADD. He has led hundreds of adventure courses with youth diagnosed with LD & ADHD. He actively presents to parents and professionals at local, state and national conference 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 bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with John Willson about managing balance of life, kids, work, especially when you have complex kids. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: The importance of equal attention to both your child and what you need to get done Discover John’s 4 strategies to being a more effective parent Simple actions of self-care that pay big dividends   Related Blogs: Find Your Village  5 Steps to go From Stressed Mom to Happy Mom  Relaxation Guild- Why I Can't Sit Down  How Do I Stop Nagging My Kids?  The Power of Positive Transitions: SMILE SWITCH!  Four Things Every Successful Supermom Knows    Connect with John: Website   YouTube LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 074: When Smart Kids Don’t Get Good Grades
Sep 7 2022
Ep 074: When Smart Kids Don’t Get Good Grades
Matthew Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodiverse clients. He specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations. He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor at the university level, and a researcher and author on his specialty, Giftedness. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), and a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE). He has given professional talks, trainings, and keynote addresses at these organizations and others, including internationally. Dr. Zakreski is the co-founder and lead clinician at The Neurodiversity Collective, where he provides therapy, coaching, training, and psychological assessment.  Listen to this enlightening Parenting With Impact episode with Dr. Matt Zakreski about 2E kids and how to navigate the challenges of giftedness and neurodiversity, especially when your smart kid is having trouble at school. 10 Parenting Tips for School Success with Complex Kids There are only 10 tips in this FREE parent’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents -- and they’re the only ones you need to give you the foundation to help your kids find school success! Used by parents all over the world, you learn quick steps to lighten the load and help smart kids feel good about school again. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: The difference between synchronous and asynchronous neurodevelopment What are the layers of development, and how do 2E kids compare to others? How does the brain of a gifted child differ from others? Related Blogs: GEMO  Up Until Now  Connect with Dr. Matt: Website Facebook LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 014: Pulled Between Work and Kids with ADHD
Sep 2 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 014: Pulled Between Work and Kids with ADHD
Remember how fun tug-of-war used to be? Getting down in the dirt, pulling with all your might – it’s the perfect team exercise. As an adult with an ADHD child, it takes on a whole new meaning 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. Abigail Wurf, MEd, PCC helps professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners affected by ADHD to achieve success in business and in life. A certified coach, consultant, speaker, workshop leader and trainer, she is located in Washington DC. As a coach, she works with people in person, over the phone or by computer. Author of the book Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHD, released in 2015, Abigail focuses on executive function skills including: planning, prioritizing, goal setting, organizing, time management, task initiation, focus, working memory, emotional regulation, self-inhibition, meta cognition and flexibility/shift. Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Abigail Wurf about balancing the demands of work and raising an ADHD child. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: How to prepare yourself for the inevitable game of tug-of-war Build credibility by playing to your strengths and going above and beyond when you can How to put fun back into this version of tug-of-war and enjoying the give-and-take Related Blogs: 4 Tips to Introduce an ADHD Child to Systems and Structures Rewards Systems: Why They Work and How to Start One Connect with Abigail: Website Forget Perfect Facebook Twitter   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 073: Dr. Ned Hallowell: ADDers Are The Game Changers
Aug 31 2022
Ep 073: Dr. Ned Hallowell: ADDers Are The Game Changers
Knowledge and understanding of ADD/ADHD has vastly improved since the ‘90s. This is in no small part thanks to the tireless work of Dr. Ned Hallowell. His strength-based approach to ADHD is revolutionary in helping build meaningful and productive lives. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself. Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD. Listen to this illuminating Parenting With Impact episode with Dr. Ned Hallowell about the struggles and the benefits of ADHD and how to live a life that plays to your strengths.   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: Jump in and Have Fun -- ADHD can be a lot of Fun, struggle, misery Co-morbidities of ADHD- what you need to be most concerned with What makes ADD/ADHD an asset?   Links Mentioned: Parenting With Impact: Dr. Hallowell's Keys to Unlocking ADHD Articles: Dr. Edward Hallowell   Books: Driven to Distraction Delivered from Distraction ADHD 2.0 Walk in the Rain with a Brain Super Parenting for ADHD Connect with Dr. Hallowell: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 013: Standardized Test Prep for Kids with LD, ADHD and Other Learning Challenges
Aug 26 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 013: Standardized Test Prep for Kids with LD, ADHD and Other Learning Challenges
SAT, ACT and standardized testing are words that every student dreads – ADHD or not. So much studying and preparation take place that it’s not a stretch for students (and parents) to call the whole process a nightmare. Jenn Cohen is CEO and Lead Tutor of LaunchPad Education. LaunchPad offers specialized online test prep tutoring for students with learning differences and ADHD. She is a frequent conference and webinar presenter and has been featured on Good Morning Texas. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Texas affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Jenn lives in Dallas with her husband, Gary, and daughter, Erin. 10 Parenting Tips for School Success with Complex Kids There are only 10 tips in this FREE parent’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents -- and they’re the only ones you need to give you the foundation to help your kids find school success! Used by parents all over the world, you learn quick steps to lighten the load and help smart kids feel good about school again. Listen to this informative Parenting With Impact episode with Jennifer Cohen about everything you need to know about test prep for complex kids! Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: Test prep for LD and ADHD kids is very different than standard versions Content needs to be delivered in a way that works FOR your child What questions should you ask your child’s tutor to ensure the best prep? Related Articles: Study Tips to Stay Focused, Interested and Organized Find Your Village In-School Test Accommodations for Kids with ADHD & Executive Function Outrageous Homework Advice for Kids with ADHD A Huge “aha” Moment: Set Realistic Expectations for ADHD Kids Connect with Jennifer: Website Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 072: Travel Planning with Anxious, Inflexible, Neurodiverse Kids
Aug 24 2022
Ep 072: Travel Planning with Anxious, Inflexible, Neurodiverse Kids
Travel can be a challenge for most people, but for children who are neurodiverse or have special needs, it can feel overwhelming at best and impossible at worst. Travel IS possible, and it can help reinforce the lessons we teach them in learning flexibility and how to meet challenges head-on. Dawn M. Barclay is an award-winning author who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry. She worked in sales and marketing for her parents’ two firms, Barclay Travel Ltd and then branched out into travel trade reporting with senior or contributing editor positions at Travel Agent Magazine, Travel Life, Travel Market Report, and most recently, Insider Travel Report. She is a mother of two. Dawn’s book, Traveling Different presents travel strategies and anecdotes from Certified Autism Travel ProfessionalsTM, parents of special needs children, associations and advocates, and mental health professionals, broken down by mode of transportation and type of venue. Listen to this Parenting with Impact episode with Dawn Barclay about navigating the challenges and fear of traveling with a complex kid. 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: Small steps to ease your child into travel, and pinpointing triggers Creating specific activities just for your kid- include them in planning Explore the ever-growing options for special accommodation for your child   Links Mentioned: IBCCES Certified Autism Center Carol Gray Social Stories Traveling Different Book   Connect with Dawn: Website Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 12: Your Powerful Role in Parenting Difficult Kids
Aug 19 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 12: Your Powerful Role in Parenting Difficult Kids
Jane Massengill, LCSW, is a master certified coach specializing in adults and young adults with ADHD. She has a private practice in Danville, California and works with people around the globe to bring out the best in themselves. She is also the Director of The Gremlin-Taming Institute where she teaches workshops and teleclasses on the Gremlin-Taming Method®, a mindfulness practice that “is the single most effective tool I know for helping people with (and without) ADHD navigate the challenges inherent in everything from locating your toothbrush to finding enjoyment in every breath.” Jane was a contributing author for the 2002 ADDA Guidelines for ADD Coaches and also wrote a chapter on ADD Coaching in the book "Healing ADD" by Daniel Amen.  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. Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Jane Massengill about the roadblocks parents can encounter when parenting difficult kids, or those with ADHD or other complex issues. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: If parents don’t learn to adapt or adjust as their child grows, they are in for trouble Parents are often mired in beliefs about how things should be that don’t work Utilizing role playing with your child to shift your beliefs about you kid   Related Blogs: Pacing Yourself for the Marathon of Parenting Confident Parenting- Why Bother? Saboteur Management: How to Silence Your Inner Critic Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Change Your Perspective   Connect with Jane: Website:   Facebook: LinkedIn:   Instagram: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 071: Tools To Enhance Your Coaching
Aug 17 2022
Ep 071: Tools To Enhance Your Coaching
This episode brings you another Success Story from the ImpactParents Community! Kate Barrett, ACG, ACC, Founder of Coaching Cville, is an ADHD & EF Coach providing coaching and educational services internationally based in Charlottesville, VA. She has served her community through extensive volunteer and advocacy roles in the public school system and ADHD expert roles in parent, couple and student education seminars. She provides individual and group programs locally and internationally and speaks regularly to professionals, community stakeholders, and industry on executive function and ADHD. Kate’s focus is an overlay of EF theory with ADHD Coaching in order to facilitate systemic scaffolding and supports for those diagnosed with ADHD. In addition, she finds teaching and coaching non-ADHD caregivers and partners on the intricacies of ADHD further supports all members of the relationship through the development and practice of empathy and appreciation for neurodiversity within the family structure. Kate shares her story of how she has grown as a coach, as well as how her own parenting has improved. Listen to this insider’s look Success Stories Edition of Parenting With Impact episode with Kate Barrett about how the tools she uses as a coach integrate into her approach when working with clients, and even her own kids. 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: Encouraging and exercising resiliency is one of the most effective coaching tools Employing the coach took box at home improves your ability to help your clients Build a community of those who get what you are going through   Related Links: CHADD Sanity School For Parents Connect with Kate: Website Blog Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 11: Choosing a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD & LD
Aug 12 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 11: Choosing a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD & LD
Ilana Stoch has been working at Camp Kodiak since it began in 1991. It was started by her father, Dave, who introduced her to the camping world when she was 3 years old. She followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming a teacher, and then later, working with students who were struggling in school – academically, socially, and/or emotionally. She also worked as a guidance counselor in a middle school for several years. After 15 years of teaching with the Peel District School Board, Ilana has moved on to the year-round position of Director of Camp Kodiak where she now spends 10 months preparing for future successful summers. 10 Parenting Tips for School Success with Complex Kids There are only 10 tips in this FREE parent’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents -- and they’re the only ones you need to give you the foundation to help your kids find school success! Used by parents all over the world, you learn quick steps to lighten the load and help smart kids feel good about school again.   Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Ilana about how to choose the right summer camp for your complex kid. Summer camp can be a chance for complex kids to work on a wide variety of skills for independence — from relationships to personal development. But to select the best fit for your child, effective communication is important. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: Choosing a program, you know will provide the opportunity for success Be very specific about what your child needs- their challenges, medical needs, etc. Be forthcoming with any issues that came up during the school year Connect with Ilana: Website: Instagram:   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 070: ADHD & Depression, ADHD & Anxiety, and All of the Above
Aug 10 2022
Ep 070: ADHD & Depression, ADHD & Anxiety, and All of the Above
When dealing with behavior issues, finding the cause is a pressing concern. Is the behavior a result of ADHD and depression? Is it due to anxiety? Oftentimes it can mean a combination of two or more. Sometimes one will cause the other. Bottom line, while diagnosis is important in deciding if medication or a specialist is necessary, when it comes to behavior management, the treatment means addressing the most troublesome symptom first. How do you navigate ADHD and depression? Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they discuss the combination of ADHD and depression, and how to approach treatment. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: ADHD and depression are often intertwined. How finding the right provider is key in building support for your kid. Depression does not always manifest as sadness, what are the lesser-known symptoms of depression? How to continue challenging executive function skills without triggering depression or pushing your child to the point of refusal.   Links Mentioned: Articles Treating Depression & Anxiety Disorder in People with ADHD When Parenting is Scary: Parenting Kids with Depression, Anxiety, and More What to do if You Suspect Depression in Your Kid The Arduous Battle What I’ve Learned About Parenting a Teen With Depression Video: Distraction & Depression Connect with Elaine and Diane: Website: www.impactparents.com Instagram:      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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 10: How to Meet with Teachers About Your Child’s 504 and IEP
Aug 5 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 10: How to Meet with Teachers About Your Child’s 504 and IEP
Specializing exclusively in special education law since 2003, Christy Calbos has extensive knowledge of how public schools educate children with disabilities. As an IEP and 504 lawyer, she puts this knowledge and experience to work for her clients. Listen to this informative Parenting With Impact episode with Christie Calbos about what to do when it feels like your school is not following your child’s 504 or IEP. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: What to do if there is a blatant violation of your child’s 504 or IEP Get clarity on the objectives, goals, and instructions set for accommodating your child When to call in an advocate   Related Articles: Prepare for 504 or IEP Meetings with a Lawyer’s 4 Best Tips Getting a 504 for ADHD: One Mom’s Success Story What IS Free & Appropriate Public Education For Your Child? 10 Tips to Improve Communication with Your ADHD Child’s Teachers   Homework Headaches Home-Study Course Connect with Christy: Website www.calboslaw.com Facebook 10 Parenting Tips for School Success with Complex Kids There are only 10 tips in this FREE parent’s guide from the experts at ImpactParents -- and they’re the only ones you need to give you the foundation to help your kids find school success! Used by parents all over the world, you learn quick steps to lighten the load and help smart kids feel good about school again.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 009: Parents Can Solve Big Behavior Problems with Tiny Changes
Jul 29 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 009: Parents Can Solve Big Behavior Problems with Tiny Changes
Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Fogg about the way our brains manage, create, and put into action the behaviors we want (and don’t want!) to happen. Stanford University Behavior Scientist, Dr. BJ Fogg, teaches people how behavior works. With deep experience in teaching and innovation, he splits his time between Stanford University and industry innovation, running a research lab and teaching his models and methods in graduate seminars, and bringing his breakthrough method "Tiny Habits" into global corporations. His Stanford students have gone on to co-found Instagram, and start the Center for Humane Technology. In 2010, his work on “Behavior Design” led to the creation of a set of models and methods about human behavior (with nothing to do with technology.) His TEDx talk “Forget big change, start with Tiny Habits” has over a million views. Find out more at BJFogg.com and look forward to his upcoming book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, scheduled for publication in 2020. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: The three factors that affect the way we act or don’t act How to create a targeted approach to changing your child’s behavior Troubleshooting a missing behavior and overcoming executive function obstacles   Related Articles: Should Your Kids Be Responsible for Their Own Systems Yet? Why Can’t I Motivate my Kids to do What I Ask? Five Ways to Get Your Kids (or Anyone) to do What You Ask Motivate Kids Without Overwhelming or Causing Pushback: Keep it Simple How to Help (Without Enabling) Your Kid: The Four Roles of the Parent Rewards Systems: Why They Work and How to Start One Related Video: Video Tip: Take Aim Connect with Dr. BJ Fogg: Website: Habits Book: Talk: Twitter: Instagram:   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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Archive Ep 008: Leverage ADHD in Children and Teens
Jul 22 2022
Bonus Archive Ep 008: Leverage ADHD in Children and Teens
Dr. Billi is the owner and CEO of Dr. Billi, formerly AttentionB, a highly reputable private practice specializing in innovative, person-centered, and trauma-informed coaching, therapy, and behavioral interventions. It is her life mission to challenge mental health stigma and support neurodiverse persons and those impacted by trauma and grief all over the world to live their very best lives. Dr. Billi holds a Ph.D. in Education and an MA in Expressive Art Therapy. She is a Certified Co-active ADHD Coach, Neuro-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist licensed Co-Active Coach, licensed in Mediation/Conflict Resolution, and Certified in Trauma-Based Techniques.  She has over 35 years of experience helping people of all ages manage ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, various learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral challenges, memory disorders, grief, and trauma.  Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Billi Bittan about leveraging your child’s ADHD by focusing on the positive. Here is what was covered on this special archival episode: Educate yourself in ADHD to learn how to make it work FOR you and discover what they can do LEVERAGE: Learn, Evaluate, Validate, Express, Reframe, Act, Grow, and Explore First, and foremost, be your child’s advocate- validate their experience and accomplishments   Related Articles: What is Recommended Treatment For ADHD 3-Step Method to ACE Communication With Complex Kids and Teens Falling Forward: Make Every Mistake a New One Parenting Through Denial Look For the Positive Traits to Find the Fabulous in Complex Kids   Connect with Dr. Billi: Website:  www.drbilli.com YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 067: Teaching Kids To Be Responsible With Technology
Jul 20 2022
Ep 067: Teaching Kids To Be Responsible With Technology
As a podcast host, speaker and content curator, Anne Marie leads the charge to educate media and families on safe-tech solutions and the importance of human connection. She utilizes the best platforms to provide information and trusted resources – empowering families to thrive, connect, and stay safe in the digital age. Graduate of Utah State University, Anne Marie founded a successful speaking bureau in the healthcare industry. She also serves on the Board of iKeepSafe, where she lends her expertise to advocate for policy and education that protect our most vulnerable populations. Being a mother of four, Anne Marie’s kids fuel her passion to educate and protect other families, making her the ideal Chief Parent Officer for Gabb. Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Anne Marie McDonald about easing your child into tech in a safe and manageable way and create stronger communication with the parent. Here is what to expect on this week’s show: Tech in steps- we cannot throw our kids into tech without learning about it first Using tech is a great way to have conversations with your kid that connects with them Simplified tech is a great way to move into mainstream tech, creating manageable limits   Links Mentioned: Special Offer For PWI Listeners $50 off: Digital Sanity Summit Connect with Gabb Wireless: Website: Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Website, Twitter, and YouTube. Products:  Gabb Phone Z2, Gabb Watch, Gabb Watch Lite, Gabb Accessories   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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices