176- Beyond Hello: Building Conversation Skills in Children with ADHD
58 min

As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
Overcoming Distractions-Thriving with ADHD, ADD
David A Greenwood
ADHD, self-awareness and daily life
ADHD coach Jeff Copper is back to discuss the topic of being more self-aware when you have ADHD. One of the most powerful tools and strategies when it comes to thriving with ADHD is the concept of being more self-aware. That involves knowing what we are good at, what we struggle with as well as our relationship with time, our executive functions, and other behaviors that come along with having ADHD. Dave and Jeff however start out their conversation discussing the current landscape when it comes to COVID 19 and adult ADHD. They briefly discuss what entrepreneurs and executives have been struggling with and some of the ways Jeff has coached those busy professionals to get a better handle on business and life during the pandemic. Jeff points out one particularly important factor at the beginning of the discussion. And that is many of us are looking to affirm that many things about us are true. We do not often look for things that make us uncomfortable and part of self-awareness is just that. It is looking inward to uncover the challenges we experienced. Jeff gives listeners what we would call his preflight checklist for maintaining self-awareness throughout the day. That includes asking yourself about what you are currently doing and if it is serving you well. When you say yes to something and make a commitment, ask yourself what you are saying no to and decide if it is worth it. Another part of self-awareness is understanding procrastination. Jeff recommends that when you get in this situation pause, take a step back and ask yourself what is hard about taking the next step. Also, ask yourself what you feel is unclear about the situation or the task at hand. Having clarity is an essential part of moving on tasks and productivity. Find Jeff Copper from DIG Coaching here: www.digcoaching.com
50 min
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast – Sunlight
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast - Sunlight. This podcast is an audio companion to the book "The Drummer and the Great Mountain - A Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD." In this episode, we'll discuss the "The Power of Sunlight". It turns out, getting enough sunlight is essential to reduce ADHD symptoms, improve sleep, ward off depression, and treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). We'll discuss scientific studies connecting lack of sunlight to increased ADHD symptoms, and a number of tools and tips to keep you functioning optimally during the winter months. Links Mentioned in this Episode: "Happy Lights" on Amazon Study: "Geographic variation in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the sunny perspective" Psychology Today: "Sunlight and ADHD" YouTube: "How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)"   Don't see a player? Click this link to download the MP3 file. If you have an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you can download the podcast (and subscribe) for free at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adult-adhd-add-tips-support/id988935339 Visit the podcast web page to listen to all 79 episodes: http://www.drummerandthegreatmountain.com/adult-adhd-add-podcast If you're enjoying the music on our podcast, be sure to visit Bahman's website to hear his entire catalog of albums! Photo by Kent Pilcher on Unsplash For more info, visit: http://www.DrummerAndTheGreatMountain.com
25 min
Hacking Your ADHD
Hacking Your ADHD
William Curb
Automating Your ADHD Life
One of the paradoxes of ADHD is how much work we can get done when we're interested in something... but then how little we get done when something is boring. Unfortunately in life there are a lot of things that are going to bore us. And this becomes especially true with those boring tasks we have to do over and over again. So this is where automation comes in - automation is simply something that accomplishes tasks for us without our intervention. Whether we know it or not, all of us already use a lot of automation in our lives already. We often don't think of simple things like setting an alarm as an automated process, but it's a way we can externalize a reminder that will go off with no other input from us. Today we're going to take a look at how automation can be helpful with ADHD, some of the ways that we can take advantage of automations and then go into some specific things we can look at automating. There was actually a lot to cover here so I'll be going into even more automations next week as well. Support me on Patreon Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram or ask me a question on my Contact Page Find the show note at HackingYourADHD.com/automation *This Episode's Top Tips* * Automation is a way for us to frontload our work so that we can save time in the future - it can be helpful for ADHD because it can reduce decision fatigue, reduces chances of us forgetting a step, and just saves us time. * When we're thinking about automating a process the first things we need to think about are how to systemize the task and then if we can reduce the number of steps it takes. Sometime during this process, we find that maybe we don't need to use automation but we still find a better way of doing the task. * We can use automation to help with accountability by setting up automations that will let our teammates know when we have (or haven't) done what we said we were going to do. This can be helpful because it takes the reporting process out of our hands. * There are a ton of things we can do around our house to automate our everyday tasks that will make our lives easier - from automatically locking the doors at night, to getting notifications that we left the garage door open, to getting a smart speaker to read out our daily schedule - our biggest limitation is usually just what we think is possible, so go explore some options.
19 min
Fare of the Free Child
Fare of the Free Child
Akilah S. Richards
Ep 195: Black Unschooling Dads Jamal and Kris discuss the tools they gather while raising free people
Today we’ll be joined by two unschooling dads, Jamal Hester and Kris Richards. They will be pointing out some insights on Black fatherhood, re-parenting and unschooling!  Jamal is the co-owner of Life Strength & Health holistic center. They also have a podcast where we can find great resources on healing work. Kris Richards is a graphic designer, artist, and creative brander. He’s also Akilah’s partner and Marley and Sage’s dad. *What We Discussed:* *Colonial Narrative* Jamal and Kris talk about how their labels of “who they are” as parents, sons, partners, are under certain expectations and are mostly validated by someone else's perspectives. They also chat about the importance of re-configuring parenting styles to have a different approach to the way we are raising our children, and the kind of relationships that we want to nurture.  *Intergenerational relationships* They also discuss seeing some patterns from their behavior reflected in the ways that their own parents and other elders beliefs and parenting styles were directly influenced by the colonial narrative. They give examples of that, and speak to their struggle to change that, so their children can see things from a different perspective, and can understand that it's okay to make mistakes, to speak up, and to question things, in order to grow and to thrive. *“Domesticated” parents raising “wild” children* Kris shares how his relationships with his daughters shifted when he realized that he was imposing ideas about what he believed was best for them. He had to step back from his thoughts on things like screen time, but at the same time consider the importance of giving them context so they could navigate through and question what they were watching on that screen. The skill he began to learn was how to start showing up from a space of listening, and of trust in order to get in sync. Jamal speaks about his relationship with his daughter, SaHura, and how he and his wife, Kim, use essential oils as part of a supportive environment  for their daughter to manage and understand her emotions. Quote from Jamal about his daughter: When SaHura understands, there is no resistance. When she’s just told, and she gets no context, it never goes well. *Deschooling is like an onion* Jamal uses the metaphor of the onion, peeling back the layers of an onion is like letting go of the things that we believed, and in doing so, there are certain conditions we have to change and others we decide to keep. It’s a process of learning what works and what doesn’t, and it is affected by everything, including the food we eat, our fitness and the overall ways we take care of ourselves. *LIBERATION WALK* * Don’t miss TRUE: Towards Radical Social Change Unschooling and Parental Education, an earthwide virtual gathering towards radical social change. December 2 - 6 - 2020. Register here * Raising Free People Network’s Presence Counselors Leslie Bray and Anthony Galloway, Jr. are here to support unschooling and deschooling processes for families and organizations * If you are hosting or are part of a Raising Free People Book Club please be sure to message Fatima@raisingfreepeople.com with the details about that book club * Subscribe to Akilah’s Youtube Channel! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)
38 min
Spark Joy
Spark Joy
Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci
Ep 160 | Organizing Your Legacy and End of Life Plan with Karen Purze
Karen Purze of Life in Motion Guide joins us to discuss a sensitive, but very relevant aspect of home organization - managing your legacy including vital information and end of life planning. Our guest helps families make end of life plans and decisions so they can focus on what truly matters in the end - people not paperwork. She is creator of lifeinmotionguide.com. When Karen’s parents both got sick suddenly and simultaneously, she helped them make difficult choices about health, housing, finances, and everything else as they gradually lost their independence. She is on a mission to make it easier for others to get their personal information organized. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast. Book a custom Virtual Tidying Experience with For the Love of Tidy (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/konmari-tidying-lesson/tidy-a-z-what-to-expect-from-a-konmari-virtual-tidy/) Join The Spark Joy Club today! (https://www.patreon.com/sparkjoy) In this episode, you’ll enjoy: - Karen's personal experience with helping her family make end of life decisions during an emergency inspired her brand, Life in Motion, which helps others who don't know where to start or what to do first - Reasons why it's important organize vital information and plan the end of your life - The KonMari clutter category that intersects with legacy management - Kristyn's quest to reach the end of her personal to do list (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/konmari-tidy-tips/i-reached-the-end-of-my-to-do-list/) - Where to start: planning for an emergency (medical and household) - A review of Karen's Life in Motion Guide (https://shop.lifeinmotionguide.com/workbooks-and-printables/life-in-motion-guide-end-of-life-planning-workbook/) - the binder Kristyn is actively using to manage her important information (see exclusive discount code below) - The inspiration behind Karen's guide and how it differs from other resources that help you make plans - The importance of recognizing the process of life planning is in motion, with information that evolves over time - How to securely protect your email password and other important codes - The most essential things to focus on first when organizing your legacy - Reasons people resist pulling this information together and common myths and mistakes. Karen's decision matrix (https://lifeinmotionguide.com/choose-a-healthcare-proxy/) to the rescue - How to help loved ones organize their legacy and end of life plans - Maintenance: how often you need to revisit the information you've gathered and shared Karen’s favorite legacy organizing tip: Don't think of this as something you're doing yourself. Do it for the people you love and trust the most What's sparking the most joy for Karen: Moving back to her apartment in Chicago after a four month long construction project Connect with Karen at lifeinmotionguide.com (https://lifeinmotionguide.com/) Exclusively for Spark Joy listeners, pick up a copy of Karen's Life in Motion Guide binder (https://shop.lifeinmotionguide.com/workbooks-and-printables/life-in-motion-guide-end-of-life-planning-workbook/) using code SPARK15 for a 15% discount. Gems: "It's our responsibility as adults to not leave a mess for other people to clean up." "The average person in the US and Canada is likely to live over nine years in poor health." "Being organized facilitates prolonged independence by making it easier for others to help us." "It's not enough to just gather this information or store it...you also need to share it." "We can't predict, but we can prepare." "I created [Life in Motion Guide] for the feeling I had when I was done." *The Spark Joy Anniversary Give-A-Way contest prizes!* Win one of three bundles consisting of _Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up_, signed by Marie Kondo, a fifty dollar gift certificate to the KonMari Shop (https://shop.konmari.com) to select your own Joy Sparking gift, and a two-hour Virtual Tidying Session from _For the Love of Tidy_! Three lucky winners will receive a bundle of all these prizes! To be eligible for all of the prizes above, all you need to do is head over to: www.sparkjoypodcast.com/itunes for detailed instructions on how to leave a review via iTunes. Once there, follow the Apple Podcast instructions to leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help us reach more ears, minds, and hearts. *Most important step:* Send an email to: contact@sparkjoypodcast.com letting us know you left us a review and what screen name you left it under. This will act as your official entry. Don’t forget this step! It is the only way we can officially log you as entered into the contest. Submit your star rating and review by *November 24, 2020*. We’ll announce the winners during our season finale “Best of” show that will air on December 1st. ***Contest runs from September 1 to November 24, 2020.* Winners will be announced during our Best of 2020 show on December 1, 2020**** You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home (https://www.theserenehome.com/) You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/) Special Guest: Karen Purze.
35 min
Mindful Mama - Parenting with Mindfulness
Mindful Mama - Parenting with Mindfulness
Hunter Clarke-Fields
Simpler, More Natural Parenting - Rachel Rainbolt [252]
Simpler, more natural living is really appealing to thoughtful parents in our world of more tech and more stuff. It can give us a sense of rest and ease. But how do we get there from our busy lives? My guest, Rachel Rainbolt helps us move from overwhelmed to calm, from fearful to trusting. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Takeaways: * Kids absorb their environment and reflect it back in their behavior. * When we have the intention to join with our child, we get out of the house more easily. * We need to pull together our intuition with science and research. Rachel Rainbolt is the Sage Family coach, writer, podcaster, and advocate for gentle parenting, natural homeschooling, and simple living, with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and decades of experience guiding families to peace and joy at rachelrainbolt.com. She works from the Pacific Northwest, where she lives wild and free in connection with her 3 wildlings and the papa bear in their fixer-upper on the beach. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we’re over 25 thousand strong! Download the audio training, Mindfulness For Moms (The Superpower You Need) for free! It's at mindfulmomguide.com. Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. Be sure to check out these deals from this week’s sponsors: * Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/hunter. You'll get $10 off your first purchase! * Get 25% off your entire order for a limited time with promo code HUNTER at braddockusa.com/. * To learn more about the Homeschool Magnet student experience, visit https://www.homeschoolmagnet.com/
1 hr 5 min
Decorating Tips and Tricks
Decorating Tips and Tricks
Bespoke FM
How to buy a SOFA on line
Buying a sofa online can be tricky, so be sure to listen to our tips, so you have no regrets. The bottom line is that you really need to do your research, and be sure you know exactly what dimensions will work in your home, and what the fabric will look like. You'll also want to check reviews and look at home owner photos. We are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees. Kelly loves her new sofa she bought online recently. She shared it as her crush in the episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/443) Two other sofa brands that look good to us: Sabai Designs HERE (https://sabai.design/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAhs79BRD0ARIsAC6XpaUSAMhlPNWSXoKh3dsMqCgyVBdlK3U4TW7MJ44x6W3sibtTvle1IhQaAhK8EALw_wcB) Ballard Designs Baldwin sofa HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/baldwin-slipcovered-sofa/furniture/living-room/collections/baldwin-slipcovered/pieces/13322?listIndex=0&uniqueId=13322) The hot topic is HERE (https://twistedsifter.com/videos/supermarket-in-dublin-built-above-1000-year-old-irish-viking-house/#:~:text=More%20videos%20on%20YouTube&text=Shoppers%20at%20a%20new%20Lidl,Street%20in%20the%20city%20centre.) Anita's crush is a set of electrical wall outlet plates with LED night lights. HERE (https://amzn.to/38Jn6Wu) Kelly's crush are a set of 12 tea lights. Get a box HERE (https://amzn.to/3kHm4wy). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! XX, Anita & Kelly
55 min
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