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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

ADHD and College

If you don’t have ADHD, it is difficult enough to make the transition from home to a college or university. If you do have ADHD, it is perilous far beyond what most people imagine. If you do not prepare in advance, the changes are good that you will stumble.

In this special Distraction episode on Why College Can Be Daunting For ADHDers  sponsored by Landmark College, Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD, shares the problems she faced  with new demands and less support in college.

To avoid the dangers of college, information and preparation make all the difference. First of all, parents and students should know in advance that going from home to college means going from a place of dependence and high supervision to a place of independence and low supervision. It is a jarring, albeit longed-for transition, one that students who have ADHD are particularly ill-equipped to handle. Parents and students ought to prepare for this transition methodically, instead of simply letting the student jump into the college environment literally overnight, hoping he or she can swim.

Even if your child does not have ADHD, I recommend that you begin during senior year of high school to prepare your child for the transition to college. If your child does have ADHD, this is crucial. Once  your child gets into college, you should then assist him or her to organize and run their life. You should not stop supervising them.

Dr. Hallowell’s Top 10 Tips for Parents, Children, Teachers and Students of all ages – how to make school rewarding and successful!

Friday, October 12th, 2018

ADHD? 7 habits to get the most out of life!

One way to understand how to get the most out of life with ADHD is to develop habits to help you succeed. In Distraction S3 Mini 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ADHD Adults, Dr. Hallowell reviews his list:

1.  Do what you’re good at.  Don’t spend too much time trying to get good at what you’re bad at.  You did enough of that in school.

2.  Get well enough organized to achieve your goals. 

3.  Connect your energy to a creative outlet.

LISTEN NOW to hear all 7 tips. Perhaps you’ll apply some to your own life or be inspired to develop your own habits.

It’s ADHD Awareness Month. Learn more about the Treatment of ADHD.

Here is a Comprehensive List of ADHD Resources.

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Hallowell chats with ADHD Pioneer Dr. William Dodson about his 35 years of experience in diagnosing and treating those with ADHD.  They discuss:

  • the diagnosis of ADHD;
  • the emotional piece of ADHD;
  • the hyperarousal of ADHD; and,
  • what Dr. Dobson’s wishes your doctor knew about ADHD.


For more information about Dr. William Dodson, vitis: Dodson ADHD Center

If you’d like more information about ADHD, click HERE!


Monday, September 24th, 2018

Managing ADHD Meds and more…

In this DISTRACTION Podcast S3 Ep 2, we’re doing one of my favorite things — answering YOUR questions. In our Q&A episode, you’ll learn:

* how to manage ADHD meds;
* how to get past childhood trauma;
* how to become an ADHD coach; and more.

Sending a big thank you to everyone who submitted questions and to YOU, my loyal listeners.

If you have a question for me, please send it to: connect@distractionpodcast.com or call 844-552-6663. Thank you.


Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Catching Up With Dr. Hallowell

In the first mini episode of “Distraction” Season 3, Dr. Hallowell discusses National Suicide Awareness Month, why it’s important to talk about it and get help, his next book with John Ratey on “VAST” and more.

Please LISTEN now to learn about suicide prevention, why you shouldn’t worry alone, and what Dr. Hallowell has been up to.


Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Announcing Distraction “Season 3” Launch

I’m WAY excited to tell you that the THIRD year of my podcast DISTRACTION launched yesterday featuring YouTube sensation Cassandra Bankson. We discuss how she turned her struggles into a passion for helping others!
Sorry for all the CAPS, but I’m just REALLY HAPPY that this podcast has not only thrived, but has managed to create a growing community of all of YOU.  
Thank you, thank you, all of you.  Please keep letting us know what you think, and send us your feedback and ideas for future podcasts to connect@distractionpodcast.com   We’ll connect on the airways!
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