Dear parents, How do we get kids to change their habits? To create more functional routines? How do we get them to think for themselves, to plan ahead, to get organized, and to get stuff done even if they don't feel like it? How do we encourage kids to act in their best long-term interest? If we take away the details and look at the heart of these questions, we'll see that what we're really asking is, "How can we help kids act less impulsively and delay their gratification?"
Dear parents, I've had the benefit of observing, interviewing, and consulting thousands of families as an academic and executive function coach over the course of the last decade. The model I review in this video is one that I developed after observing how countless families react to common problems that come up when their child has executive functioning issues. Here are some of the most common issues that kids who struggle with executive functioning experience: Lack of pati
Dear parents, When your child is being oppositional, disrespectful, or acting on an emotional impulse in a heated moment, how do you respond? Do you give in to your own impulse to act on your emotions? Or can you model emotional self-regulation and impulse control in that moment? The main message here is that it's important to lead with your actions above all else. If you're trying to teach your child how to inhibit their impulses, then they absolutely need you to model how y
Dear parents, Today I want to explore what it means to love unconditionally. To quote Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. John Amodeo: "Children need to be loved without conditions. As they struggle through life, we need to be unendingly patient — taking many deep breaths, and offering guidance repeatedly. Embodying a consistently loving, accepting presence, we create a climate for safe attachment." - Psychology today You can learn more about Attachment Theory here, but the ba
Dear moms, This week's message is for those of you who choose to turn on your light and shine brightly despite the darkness outside.
Whether you are navigating a stressful situation, feeling unfulfilled, depressed, or anxious about the future, the insights I'll share in this video will show you how to become a self-ignited and consistent source of light and love.
You will learn:
1. How to choose your emotional state
2. How to ignite your light
3. How to manifest and
Parents, This is a short, yet eye-opening guide to understanding what's beneath the surface of your child's BIG emotions and "BAD" behaviors. Download and print this PDF [https://cutt.ly/8tlAGS] for a quick overview of the 3 MYTHS behind your child's behavior and learn three positive affirmations to help you stay calm when your child is feeling distressed, emotional, or frustrated. Leave a comment or email me at email@example.com to share your feedback, questions, o
Check out the six core needs below, and keep reading to learn how you can meet all of your child's needs following a few mindful principles that help you parent more intentionally and compassionately. Certainty - Safety, stability, security, comfort, order, predictability, control, sense of consistency. Uncertainty/Variety - Surprise, challenge, excitement, difference, chaos, adventure, change. Significance - Meaning, pride, self-importance. Feeling wanted, needed, special, w
Check out SFV CHADD's upcoming parent support group on Wed, Feb 27 @7pm. I really tried making this a SHORT video but it was a difficult task because Dr. Brown's talk was so packed with insights and examples of how emotions affect individuals with ADHD. I left out the entire portion where he talked about medication and about the 10 common myths about ADHD (something I'll cover in a future video). So, despite the length (21 minutes), I hope you watch all the way through becaus
Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a certified coach, author, and co-Founder of Impact ADHD, and co-creator of Sanity School. This week she hosted a workshop called "Why are you yelling? Taming the Triggers and Turning the Family Volume Way Down." In this Vlog, I walk you through her four step process for taming your triggers and explain why and how it works to radically shift the energy in your home. Here are the four steps: 1. Recognize the threat
2. Reclaim your brain
3. Choose a pe
Watch this short video to learn the top four reasons parents give me for yelling at their kids. Learn how it affects the development of their child's executive functioning. PS, lots of yelling and arguing can be attributed to issues surrounding school. If your student struggles to keep up with their academics or tasks, download my super practical 3-Part Executive Functioning Guide written specifically for parents of struggling students:. #ExecutiveFunction #VLOG #Yelling #Emo
The transition from summer vacation to a new semester of school definitely triggers a lot of emotions for both parents and kids. A major theme last week in my meetings with parents was how to stay emotionally regulated while their child acts out emotionally. Most of the parents I meet admit that they frequently act out of their own frustration when their child is acting out; that It's really difficult to stay calm, especially when you are rushing through a busy day. In this s