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QuaranTEEN Podcast EP1. Playing the Game - with 17 y/o Nathan

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

This first talk is with Nathan, an incredibly gifted 17 year old with ADHD who was initially suuuuper resistant to working with me.

Nathan and I discuss the topic of "Playing the Game" when it comes to navigating school, family, and the quarantine.

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About this Series

Having tools and strategies is one thing, but if you don't come from a place of empathy and understanding when you're working through executive functioning challenges with your kid, you'll find yourself in a vicious cycle of resistance and opposition.

I believe that asking high-quality questions, then listening with the intention to deeply understand and validate your child's emotions is the key to getting through even the toughest resistance.

If you skip or shortchange this step and instead focus all your energy on fixing the problem du jour, you'll only get further disconnected and further away from the solution.

I also believe that the best way to teach anything is to model it. That's why I'm bringing you this brand new series of conversations with my teen coaching clients about their struggles with ADHD, school, family, and life during the quarantine.

My hope is that you'll get an insight into how I engage my students and listen reflectively to gain a deep understanding of what motivates them.

My second hope is that these conversations resonate deeply with you and your teen (I encourage you to listen together!) and give you a peek into the process of real, meaningful change.

All my best,



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