The ADHD Smarter Parenting‘s Podcast
Ep # 177: How to Talk to Your Child About Current Events

Ep # 177: How to Talk to Your Child About Current Events

March 2, 2022

Today's podcast addresses the hard conversations that parents around the world are facing: how to make sense of the world when things seem so chaotic. This is such a difficult time for children to understand what is happening or feel safe. Siope and Kimber talk about using Effective Communication and child led questioning to navigate challenging conversations. Listen in and then check out the free resources they reference at www.SmarterParenting.com

Ep #176: A Guide to Roleplaying with your Child

Ep #176: A Guide to Roleplaying with your Child

February 23, 2022

Role-playing is a powerful tool to help your child learn new behaviors. In this podcast, Kimber, talks about the importance of role-playing to correct negative behaviors, when to do it, and how. This is a great way to begin the process of making permanent changes to your child's misbehaviors. 

Role-playing specifies the appropriate behaviors you would like to see your child accomplish as well as help them become confident in doing so. Smarter Parenting has a brief 6-minute video of how to role-play effectively with each step using examples. You can access the video lesson role-playing here

Ep #175: Gifts, Quality Time, and Acts of Service ”Love Languages” Part 3

Ep #175: Gifts, Quality Time, and Acts of Service ”Love Languages” Part 3

February 16, 2022

The last in a series of three podcasts on "Love Languages" presented by Kimber where she discusses how to use parenting skills while keeping in mind the way your child will better connect with you. 

Kimber discusses the final three topics: Gifts, Quality Time, and Acts of Service with the skill of Effective Communication

Ep #174: Touch and Words of Affirmation ”Love Languages” Part 2

Ep #174: Touch and Words of Affirmation ”Love Languages” Part 2

February 9, 2022

Understanding how your child communicates and accepts love and feedback can greatly improve your effectiveness as a parent. Using skills and understanding physical touch and words of affirmation are discussed in this second in a series that covers "Love Languages."

Ep #173 Connecting Through ”Love Languages” Part 1

Ep #173 Connecting Through ”Love Languages” Part 1

February 2, 2022

The first in a series of podcasts on Love Languages and the Parenting skills from Smarter Parenting to improve the connection you have with your children.  

Ep #172: Combining the technical and artistic side of parenting

Ep #172: Combining the technical and artistic side of parenting

January 26, 2022

Being an effective parent is much more than following a checklist. To be an effective parent you need to understand how your child works and then adapt to that. This adaption is called the artistic side of parenting. 

The skills taught on Smarter Parenting help parents combine the technical and the artistic side of parenting allowing parents to be successful.

 

Ep #171: ADHD in adults

Ep #171: ADHD in adults

January 19, 2022

Are you an adult who has ADHD or think you may have ADHD? This podcast is for you as ADHD Parenting Coach Siope Kinikini discusses ADHD in adults and tips for managing it.

When they receive an ADHD diagnosis for their child, many parents may recognize having similar symptoms or challenges, especially when they were younger, and believe they have ADHD.

Recognizing that you may have ADHD can allow you to understand the challenges your child may face. 

If you suspect you have adult ADHD, you can get diagnosed by your health care provider. ADHD in adults looks different from ADHD in a child, and often, adults with ADHD have learned to live with/manage their symptoms.

To be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, the symptoms must be severe enough to cause issues in everyday life. 

There are multiple options for adults to manage their ADHD, including medication, various therapy, and coaching. One resource we recommend for adults is the book Fast Minds: How to thrive if you have ADHD (or think you might).

The more you can manage your ADHD symptoms, the better help you will be to your child in managing theirs. This is why we love the skill of Role-play. Because those with ADHD can be easily distracted or inattentive, telling them what they should do isn't as effective as showing them how to do it and then practicing. 

By practicing, you are engaging all the senses, allowing your child to be more effective and successful doing it on their own. You can find the free video tutorial on Role-playing at SmarterParenting.com.

Ep #170: ADHD diagnosis and other issues

Ep #170: ADHD diagnosis and other issues

January 12, 2022

Today's podcast goes over how an ADHD diagnosis is reached. What other issues may also be present, and how parents can use skills to create connections with their children.

A diagnosis does not cover all the symptoms and will not look the same for every child. Some children may present more of one symptom and not others. Getting an official diagnosis allows parents to adapt better to serve their child's needs. 

Often children with ADHD may also present additional symptoms that aren't ADHD, such as anxiety or depression. The order of treatment will depend on what symptoms are most severe.

Often, children with ADHD may feel judged or different, so it's important to foster connections, especially when acting out. The skills on Smarter Parenting are all about helping parents find ways to connect with their children.

We know that connecting with our children, especially when they are angry, tired, or acting out, can be challenging, so we love the skills so much. The skills give you the steps needed to create connections while being calm and present and not making things worse.

You can create an excellent and healthy relationship with your child that will benefit them their whole life!

Learn more about the skills today! You can find the free skills at SmarterParenting.com

Ep #169: How Effective Praise can change relationships

Ep #169: How Effective Praise can change relationships

January 5, 2022

If you want a better relationship with your child this year, learn how to give Effective Praise.

Effective Praise isn't complicated, but it will change how you see your child and how your child sees you.

Effective Praise helps you see--and recognize--what your child is doing well. Noticing what our child is doing well can be challenging for most parents, especially in the everyday hustle and bustle.

Because we have so much on our plates as parents, it's easy to focus on what our child needs to do differently so that life is more manageable, whether that's doing their chores or not talking back or a million other things.

Most parents fail to understand that the most significant change comes when focusing on the good and not the bad. When we focus on the good, our child feels noticed and understood, which means they are more likely to repeat the positive behavior.

Parents who use Effective Praise consistently have found their relationships with their child improving--even relationships that were difficult previously.

You can change your relationships with your child, and Effective Praise is how you do it.

The steps to Effective Praise are:

  1. Show your approval or find a positive.
  2. Describe the positive behavior. Be specific.
  3. Give a meaningful reason to repeat the behavior.
  4. Give a reward (option)

You can learn more about Effective Praise at SmarterParenting.com

Ep #168: 7 ways to raise resilient children: Part 2

Ep #168: 7 ways to raise resilient children: Part 2

December 29, 2021

Successful adults are those who have learned how to be resilient. If you want your child to be successful in the future, you need to teach them how to be resilient.

Being resilient means helping them approach new situations and setbacks in positive, not negative, ways. 

Some things that resilient children do:

  1. Communicate effectively. By expressing how they feel without anger or frustration and listening to others' viewpoints, they can find solutions that help them feel heard and valued.
  2. Make healthy decisions. They can see the pros and cons of decisions, allowing them to make the best overall decision. So often, children have a hard time seeing all sides of a problem or a situation which often leads them to make poor choices or be swayed by outside influences. 
  3. Take responsibility for their actions. No child wants to get in trouble, but those who can own up to mistakes and consequences of actions have an advantage as they grow and mature.

The free skills on SmarterParenting.com help parents teach these vital traits to their children. 

If you haven't checked out part 1 of this series, we recommend going back and listening to episode 167. 

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