This week on the show, inspired by a listener request, Nikki and Pete are taking on how to talk to your loved ones after you receive your ADHD diagnosis and give you some tools you can use to frame the conversation to work toward shared understanding and growth.
ADHD Coach Caroline Maguire is about to celebrate the release of her new book and we’re thrilled she came back to share the story of the book, and why social skills are so critical for kids and adults alike in healthy development.
Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD can be hard enough. But what do you do when your partner, friends, or family don't work to understand and support you?
Our guest is Jennifer Kampfe, a certified ADHD coach with Fantastically Focused. Jennifer works with children, teens, college students, parents and adults with ADHD and she’s here today to talk about her program, Hearts for ADHD. She’s helping parents and coaches celebrate the strengths and achievements of kids with ADHD, and teaching them to celebrate the same in themselves!
Talking with others about our ADHD can be a tricky subject. If you’re not completely comfortable with your ADHD and how it affects your work and life, talking about it can be surrounded in self-judgment, even if that judgment isn’t reflected in reality. This week on the show, we have two guests and fellow podcasters to help us navigate this conversation and give you some great advice and a sound reality check on talking to others about your ADHD!
This week on the show, we’re picking up where we left off in our conversation with Melissa Orlov last week with key strategies on managing chores in an ADHD/Non-ADHD relationship. How do you maintain peace through the roadblocks of relationship challenges in keeping your home operating smoothly? We review Melissa’s five-step approach and share our ideas that help cement your efforts to even the field in the home.
Plus, new this week we’re launching our very own Patreon! We count on support from listeners to continue to grow this podcast. If you've ever found the show a support to you in building the living systems you need to live with ADHD, we appreciate that you consider a regular donation through Patreon. Thank you!
We’re celebrating ADHD Awareness Month! Nikki will be presenting in the online ADHD Awareness Expo — a free virtual conference of ADHD Experts taking place October 1-7. Register now and learn more about organizing, time management, productivity, mindfulness and more, all in the context of ADHD!
Plus, October 3rd and October 17th, Nikki will be hosting two mysteryADHD webinars at 3 pm (Pacific). If you want to register, you do need to do so online, please sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don’t miss them.
Every Friday starting September 22nd through the end of October, Nikki will be jumping on Facebook Live at 3 pm! She has different topics for each Friday and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and get answers live!
For the month of October, we’re holding a promotion on coaching services and online products — you won’t want to miss it — be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all of the details!
Links & Notes
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete share tools and techniques for parenting children learning to live with their ADHD, with a focus on validation, support, and love.
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the importance of community and our human connections. From the perspective of being a mom with ADHD, the power of admission and awareness can go far toward releasing some of the frustration that comes with mental noise. Join us for some great resources!
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer introduce three games and tools, and walk through how getting outside with tech can become a fun — and intentional — gift of time friends and family!
Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share three sentences that have inspired them in the way they talk to their own families. And sometimes, listening to others get inspired is an inspiring enough journey all by itself.
This week, we’re talking about transitions. It’s a story about a transition in the family, in fact, and the challenges that come as a result of watching those closest to us struggle in spite of our own experience. Nikki Kinzer shares the story of her son’s transition to middle school, and the work they have done as a family to understand both the social and emotional struggles that come with executive function issues at home and school.
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer share one strategy for helping to cope with copious kid work — this one uses our favorite tool, Evernote, but you can adapt and expand the workflow to suit your needs. Listen in and start to cull the clutter!
A little something different this week on Taking Control. As commerce slows down and we take time to reflect, we share thoughts from Deepak Chopra from his book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” It’s a powerful read and one we encourage you to pick up. For now, we offer ideas for creating a spirit of giving around you.
Going from disorganized to living an organized lifestyle is tough for the best of us. But what about our kids? Introduced to new systems and concepts and responsibilities that come with the pressures of school can quickly lead to overwhelm. This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk through key lessons for helping your young kids adjust to new processes and build habits that will last a lifetime.
Want to encourage your kids to have a strong memory for process? Building those habits starts early! With attention to building the right habits now, you can overcome the little stresses that can turn into big pressures at home. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share some of the more common struggles and the accommodations that work around the home.
The set of behaviors that comes with attention deficit can make scheduling, time commitments, and managing daily expectations a real challenge, especially for kids. Over the past several months, we've been exploring scheduling accommodations using our own tools that make helping kids and adults alike make more sense of their own time, and better equipped to handle surprises when they come up. This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer walk through using the TCO Daily Schedule tool as a key accommodation for helping kids struggling with ADHD to embrace time with greater success.
You put so much work into changing the way you live, and building the new habits you need to take back control in your life. When a family member comes along and shakes up those new habits, it's a recipe for disaster! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright offer tips for sharing your process with your family, and making sure those most important to you understand how to work with your new lifestyle, and not against it!
Toss a sweatshirt on the couch after a workout. Loose your keys. Open a cabinet and cereal boxes tumble out onto your head. When you start to loose control, are you modeling the right behavior for your kids? That's the big question this week: how do you teach your kids the right behaviors, and when are you sending them astray? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take teaching your kids the organized lifestyle, and helping them build the right habits that will serve them for life!
The long lazy days of summer are coming to an end, and if you've got kids around the house, you know what's coming: Back to School season! But don't let the rush and buzz of back to school take you by surprise this year. You can get organized and be prepared for another year of learning with a few quick tips. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about back to school, and how you can make the transition smoothly!