Girls and the ADHD Label – Episode 11

Passion creates focus

Dr. Martin Stein, a pediatrician at UCSD, notes that girls are likely to be diagnosed with ADD later than boys, some as early as third or fourth grade, or as late as junior high.

Here’s my take on what happens: year by year, girls value peer relationships more. So, many females gradually place the teacher on ignore while they wait to do something interesting with their friends. Those caught ignoring their teachers are labeled ADD, a misdiagnosis because the definition of ADD includes that the symptoms are present before the age of 7 and for most it comes later.

This episode discusses:

  1. How to avoid your daughter putting you on ignore as she moves into her teen years.
  2. The three most common mistakes that parents make when supporting their children

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Girls: The Pressures and the Protections

In an effort to help the ADHD parents I have posted a survey. This podcast is the answer to some of the questions posted there. Moms want help with their girls.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. The incredible pressure our society places on girls
  2. The mounting anxiety and depression it creates
  3. How you can protect your daughters

Download Episode 10 here (mp3)

You will have to wait for episode 11 to see how this plays with ADHD

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ADHD Fathers and their Family – Episode 9

Father’s Day Special – Getting Dad involved in the family

ADHD dad and his family

In an effort to help the ADHD parents Dr. Guffanti has posted a survey. This podcast is the answer to some of the questions posted there. This mom asks, “What can I do to help my husband who is ADD (not H) pay attention to his own kids and family and learn to plan ahead (even for just a day or two)?”

In this episode you will learn about family fundamentals:

  1. Setting the right priorities
  2. Evaluating eveyone’s learning and behavioral style
  3. Understanding the gender motivation differences
  4. Giving her husband the positive feedback he needs

Download Episode 9 here (mp3)

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Motivating the Oppositional Child Part 2 Episode 8

The essential ingredient for those children  who often blame others for their misbehavior is for the parents to decide “Whose problem is it?”

When parents step in and solve problemss for their child they communicate, “You are not capable of achieving this.” This is not very helpful to girls—and it’s devastating for boys.

Which leads us to discipline. The four rules of discipline are:

  1. Be fun to be with and require your child to be fun to be with – no whining
  2. Avoid disciplining in anger (If you have to, put yourself in time out before you discipline.)
  3. Focus on what the child can be—the greatness they have within them
  4. Don’t ever take away their passion as punishment for any wrong decision

Download the episode here (mp3)

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No Matter What The Label – Now What?

Labels often confuse rather than clarify. This video gives you the opportunity to take a practical step into working with your child’s strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. Watch it and put your results below.

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