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ADHD in the Family
Does your spouse/partner/you have ADHD? Do any of these sound familiar? “You never listen, you don’t care about me.” “I’ve told you so many times…(pick any of 15 things)” “I’ve had it. Either you get this fixed or I’m leaving.” ADHD affects relationships in so many ways and can derail them in so many ways. It’s not the fault of either person, but it needs to be figured out or the relationship will fall apart.
My guest today is Don Baker, a Masters level therapist in Seattle. Don has worked in the field of ADHD since his own diagnosis in 1997 and obtaining his counseling license in 1998. He works with couples in all stages of their journey/struggles with ADHD. His website is www.unpackingadhd.com and Facebook page is unpackingADHD. He posts tips and thoughts daily.
In this show we discuss the three key stages of the process of working through the effects of ADHD on relationships and give you resources to help in your journey. It’s hard work. Takeaways from this show – 1) There is hope, and 2) Commitment on the part of each partner to the process, both in his/her individual therapy work and in how they can approach the issues together is the key to success.
Listen and learn!
Everyone is asking, how do we cope with the summer of COVID? Usual activities are gone, everyone in the family is on edge, we can’t see friends or other family…HELP! Help is on the way, and it’s here. My guest is Dr. Sharon Saline*, psychologist extraordinaire, author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew and the just released card deck ADHD Solutions. Building upon the outline she developed for a webinar with ADDitude magazine (www.additudemag.com ) we discuss strategies to help the family deal with the anxiety and lack of certainty resulting from the way COVID-19 has affected our lives. Establish a daily routine, weekly family meetings to sort things out, self-care to fill your tank up again and maintain resilience in the face of the multiple challenges of the COVID Summer (and coming soon, COVID Fall the Sequel) and other practical approaches to reducing stress while coping with the uncertainties we all face. Listen and learn!
- How to set up smart daily routines and long-term plans
- How to deal with mental health issues related to COVID-19 (such as feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and anger)
- How to go with the flow in a world without answers
- How limit screen time without arguments
- How to foster social contact that’s safe and appropriate
- How to solve childcare challenges
- How to take care of ourselves and what self-care really looks like
Baking, get cards sent out, family dinners, Santa pictures, decorate the house, get the lights up, finish the costume for the play… presents? Oh no, I’ve got to get some for the kids to give to Aunt Gladys, and…and…and…. In one way or another most of us have been there. What are some things parents can do to create and celebrate family traditions, include their children in the planning and doing, and give themselves the gift of self-care along the way, so they can satisfy their desire to give their families a wonderful Holiday time?
Listen as I talk with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, co-founder of IMPACTadhd, an online parent training and coaching program for parents of complex kids, and co-author of the recently released book Parenting ADHD Now. We discuss how to stay mindful of celebrating holiday time, not just getting through it. And if it has been a struggle this year, take heart, next year can be better!