The ADHD Smarter Parenting‘s Podcast
Ep #210: Disciplining Your Child Calmly and Effectively

Ep #210: Disciplining Your Child Calmly and Effectively

November 23, 2022

There are so many skills that contribute to managing your child's behavior. One that often stumps parents is what to do the moment your child acts poorly. The skill of Correcting Behaviors is built to support that. You can access free tools and resources to help you use this skill our website www.smarterparenting.com

Ep #209: A Nuanced Approach to Effective Consequences

Ep #209: A Nuanced Approach to Effective Consequences

November 9, 2022

What do you do when you issue a consequence for negative behaviors, and your child accepts it, but there is still something that needs to be fixed? This podcast answers that question.

 

Ep #208: Role-playing–the secret sauce for changing a child’s brain

Ep #208: Role-playing–the secret sauce for changing a child’s brain

November 2, 2022

Are you looking for the secret sauce to change a child's behavior? 
It's Role-playing!

A newly released study found that new experiences helped to change a child with ADHD's brain. This finding is super exciting as it gives credence to using behavior skills to help a child better manage a diagnosis or reduce negative behavior. It also confirms that a child can learn new behavior and replace poor behavior with positive behavior.

When a child Role-plays they are essentially creating a new experience for the brain--which often becomes the new default response. 

We can talk to our children about what they did wrong or what they need to do next time, but until they Role-play it, they will have difficulty remembering for the next time. 

Role-playing is incredibly powerful and is something every parent should use to help their child! On the SmarterParenting website, you will find a short video teaching parents how to use Role-playing. You don't want to miss it!

 

 

Ep # 207: Effective Praise: The Magic Wand Nobody is Looking For

Ep # 207: Effective Praise: The Magic Wand Nobody is Looking For

October 26, 2022

Effective Praise is simultaneously one of our least requested BUT most taught skills. Many parents come to us saying, "I just need to know what consequence will fix ___" but our coaches know from piles of research and years of experience that a consequence isn't going to magically fix that. Parenting Coach Kimber Petersen explains why Effective Praise is one of the greatest tools for creating change in your home and is actually the unexpected magic wand that can turn things around for your family. 

Ep #206: When one child take the all the focus and attention

Ep #206: When one child take the all the focus and attention

October 19, 2022

When one child takes all the focus and attention because of behavioral issues, it can be difficult for the whole family. Often a child who isn't causing problems may be overlooked, or a child may act up to get their parent's attention. 

In this episode of the ADHD Smarter Parenting Podcast, Parenting Coach Siope Kinikini, walks parents through what they need to do when this happens in their family.

Parents will find the suggestions invaluable in ensuring each child's individual needs are met.

Ep# 205: Having Hard Conversations About Safety

Ep# 205: Having Hard Conversations About Safety

October 12, 2022

One of the critical lessons we teach at Smarter Parenting is Preventive Teaching. There is so much power in preparing your child, setting expectations, and practicing something before they face it in real life. In a world with so much risk, how do we teach our children to be safe or to seek safety when they're not feeling it? Parenting Coach Kimber Petersen talks about having hard conversations with your children about discerning who is safe and who is not. These are conversations that children, young and old, need to hear, so listen in to learn where to start. 

Ep #204: ADHD and violent behavior

Ep #204: ADHD and violent behavior

October 5, 2022

 Is your child with ADHD expressing violent behaviors? Are you wondering how to best deal when they are out of control? 

If so, this podcast teaches parents what they need to do when their child becomes violent or out of control. 

When your child is out of control, the goal is to help bring them safely back into control. We want to do this by using the steps of Observe and Describe. When you use the skill of Observe and Describe, you are teaching your child how to deal with their powerful emotions in a productive and not destructive way. Observe and Describe also helps us keep our feelings and response in control which is so important.

You can learn more about Observe and Describe on the Smarter Parenting Website. 

If your child is a danger to themself, others, or property, get professional help. 

Ep #203: 5 Tips for dealing with meltdowns

Ep #203: 5 Tips for dealing with meltdowns

September 28, 2022

In today's episode, Parenting Coach Siope Kinikini discusses five tips for parents dealing with tantrum behaviors. These tips include focusing on the behavior and not the issue of the tantrum to refocus the child on adjusting the behavior, eliminating the audience, maintaining composure for the parent, describing the expected behavior, and praising for even minor compliance. The parenting skill, Observe and Describe helps a parent deal with challenging behaviors.

Ep #202: Helping ADHD kids discover their superpowers with Isaac Eaves

Ep #202: Helping ADHD kids discover their superpowers with Isaac Eaves

September 21, 2022

Today's podcast gives hope to parents who worry about their children with ADHD being successful long-term as Issac Eaves join us.

While many view ADHD as a handicap, we believe ADHD can be a superpower.

As a child with ADHD, Isaac struggled, especially with schedules. His struggles lead to the creation of the Joon App, which helps children with ADHD manage schedules and to-do items in a way that makes them feel successful. It also works with children who do not have ADHD as it makes completing everyday tasks fun and exciting.

Children with ADHD operate differently. When we acknowledge that they need different tools, we help them develop their superpowers. 

You can find the JoonApp here.

 

Ep #201: New Challenge: Electronics and Children

Ep #201: New Challenge: Electronics and Children

September 14, 2022

Siope discusses the new challenge for parents that previous generations of parents have not had to deal with, namely, electronic devices. More and more children are acting out when asked to stop using electronic devices. What can parents do to help their children navigate their use of devices and the need for a positive environment in the home? Using the skill of Decision Making, parents and children can learn how to set up productive ways to work through the challenges of children using electronic devices. 

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