I'm so excited to bring you the second episode in the QuaranTEEN series with Jude, a 16 year old with ADHD who has been working with me for two years now.
We focus our talk on the topic of "Transformation" as he shares his personal journey of transforming his mind, body, relationships, and academics.
Jude's message is full of insights on overcoming everyday executive function challenges like procrastination, resistance, and impulsivity.
Click the link to listen on Anchor Podcasts (and find links to your favorite platforms): https://anchor.fm/alpha-parent/episodes/QuaranTEEN-Ep2--Transformation--with-Jude-eg86vj
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,