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August 7th, 2018

Empowering Your ADHD Child

I have ADHD. My daughter and one of my sons have ADHD. I think that people with ADHD represent some of the most fascinating, fun, and fulfilling of all the people I meet.  How easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. I believe that ADHD is too often misunderstood and mistreated because it is mislabeled as only a “disability.” In truth, practical strength-based techniques can put the talents, charms, and positive essence of children with ADHD ahead of any presumed shortcomings.

If you’d like to learn how to change your perspective on ADHD and find your child’s special spark, I invite you to join me at the first-ever ADHD Parents’ Palooza online event that begins August 20th and runs through August 25th, 2018.  Note: My interview will air Friday, August 24, at 9 PM EST.

I’ll discuss “Empowering Your Child with ADHD.” You’ll learn how to promote the positives, reframe challenges in terms of mirror traits and the power of unconditional love. All of these steps will help you to empower your child with ADHD.

Find out more and register for this free online event HERE!  

If you wan to learn more about parenting your ADHD child, read “Loving Your Child in the Face of Opposition.”

August 7th, 2018

Executive Function & College Readiness Workshop for College Students with ADHD

August 14, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Led by Dr. Jocelyn Lichtin, PhD One-Day Executive Function & College Readiness Workshop for College Students with ADHD Tuesday, August 14, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM This workshop is a day-long course in executive functioning and related college-readiness skills for college students with ADHD. It derives from evidence-based – specifically, cognitive behavioral – interventions for ADHD that have been shown to lead to significant improvements in ADHD-related symptoms and impairment. Led by Dr. Jocelyn Lichtin, PhD Space is limited. To register, call 212.799.7777 or enroll at www.hallowellcenter.com.

August 3rd, 2018

Feeling Judged: 8 Ways to Let It Go

When you think the people around you are judging, dissing, or rejecting you,  it’s easy to get caught up in the drama.  In  my ADDitude article on Feeling Judged: 8 Ways to Let It Go,

you’ll find tips on how to let go like:

Don’t feed the demon, the default mode network (DMN), by paying attention to negativity. When you enter into that trance of perceived rejection, don’t feed it by paying attention to it. Focus on something else, like your breathing or making a sandwich.


August 2nd, 2018

Get The Story Behind Dr. Hallowell’s Memoir

Edward Hallowell visits Build Series NYC on August 2, 2018 in New York. Photos by Noam Galai

Matt Forte, Build NYC interviewed Dr. Hallowell  today to get the story behind his Memoir,  Because I Come From A Crazy Family. 

In his interview with Matt, Dr. Hallowell shares his personal stories about why he loved his Mom, his dad’s mental illness, why he wrote his Memoir, his unusual journey to becoming a psychiatrist and even how he was conceived. His interview also supports the importance of removing the shame surrounding  mental illness.   LISTEN NOW!

July 27th, 2018

Alone With Your Thoughts!

Let’s take some time to be alone with our thoughts this weekend. Try disconnecting from technology for several minutes. Take a stroll outside, sit quietly in your favorite chair or indulge in a long soak in the tub. It doesn’t matter how you decide to spend some quality time with yourself.  The point is to DO IT!

Learn more by listening now to my Distraction podcast with Sherry Turkle.

Have a wonderful weekend and please let me know how it felt to get to know yourself.

July 24th, 2018

KMOX Profiles Dr. Hallowell

Enjoyed speaking with Charlie Brennan for his show: KMOX Profiles when I was in St. Louis.

We discussed my Memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family  The Making Of A Psychiatrist, my family stories, why we need to blow the lid off mental illness and be open about who we are, ADHD, the importance of connections, getting the right help and more.

Listen to our chat HERE.

Learn more about changing the stigma of mental illness. 

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