Did you ever wish for an operator’s manual on raising your children?
Born with a passion
Sorry, its not available, but learning to feed your passion and your child’s passion is the next best thing. This podcast is the first in a multi-part series that discusses the purpose of passion in our life from helping us handle our stress, to bringing us through the hard times and the fulfilling joy that a passion filled life brings.
Part 1 is down loadable here (mp3)
Some girls have a passion for their friends and risk losing their identity to please others. Developing firm internal boundaries is your best defense against this happening. Basing your boundaries on love, truth, freedom and consequences sets a solid foundation that is easy to explain.
Within these boundaries we will discuss the challenges for your daughter of working with her friends without giving in or giving up. And the opportunities for parents to help their little girl navigate the pressures and anxieties that threaten her during the journey to become a mature woman.
To download this episode click here (mp3)
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:
- How to avoid your daughter putting you on ignore as she moves into her teen years.
- The three most common mistakes that parents make when supporting their children
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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:
- The incredible pressure our society places on girls
- The mounting anxiety and depression it creates
- 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
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:
- Setting the right priorities
- Evaluating eveyone’s learning and behavioral style
- Understanding the gender motivation differences
- Giving her husband the positive feedback he needs
Download Episode 9 here (mp3)