I am podcast junky. I’ve listened to loads of parenting podcasts over the past year and I’ve found 7 awesome podcasts for parenting ADHD. You can really learn a lot in a short amount of time if you listen to the right ones.
To be honest these podcasts have been saving my butt! Parenting a child with ADHD can be so isolating. It’s so comforting to hear from people who are having the same parenting ups and downs as you.
These podcasts have been so influential on my road to learning a whole new way to parent, I am so grateful for the information and support they provide. I’ve noted a few of my favorite individual podcasts, but don’t stop there. Each of these podcasts have loads of super helpful episodes. In no particular order, here are what I consider to be the 7 best podcasts for parenting ADHD.
Hosted by Debbie Reber, this podcast gives so much support to parents who are raising differently wired kids. I don’t know how it took me so long to find this one. You will totally want to binge listen! Debbie covers a wide variety of topics, all centered around raising differently wired kids.
My faves: #106 – an interview with the author of one of all time favorite parenting books shares her best tips for talking to kids.#96 and #97 with Seth Perler, a master at getting kids to learn how to organize themselves for school and beyond.
I love Penny’s take on parenting a kids with ADHD. She gave me the permission to throw out lots of the parenting books that I tried to keep making work for me. Real life stuff here presented with compassion.
My favorite episodes: # 26: How to Create a Parenthood That Works for Raising Kids with ADHD by Ignoring Traditional Parenting Norms, #21 Unique Learners with Susan Cresswell, #15 Behavior is Only a Symptom
So far there are only 3 podcasts, but I am waiting on the edge of my seat for more! I heard Susy on Peter Shankmans Faster Than Normal podcast and loved her immediately. Susy is so open about her journey and speaks a lot about holistic treatments for ADHD(which I love!).
Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Raising Human Beings hosts a monthly radio talk show where he addresses both live callers and emails. Hands down, Dr. Greene’s philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving has had more of a positive effect on our family than any other expert out there.
Each show is a smorgasbord of topics all centered around parenting your challenging child.These episodes are filled with real parents and real problems all with thoughtful advice from Dr. Greene and the moms who run his Facebook group. I always get great tips and information, no matter which episode I listen to.
I first heard of Peter Shankman when he was on an episode of the Tilt Parenting Podcast and was immediately impressed by his positive point of view. Shankman interviews successful adults with ADHD and discusses the positives of the diagnosis. Listen in if you need a pick me up – and what parent doesn’t!
I can’t believe it took me so long to find out about Ned Hallowell. He is the author of Driven to Distraction, a seminal book on ADHD. His take on ADHD is so positive, I can’t stop listening! Connection is the antidote to distraction, Hallowell believes, and his episodes focus on making connections with your family, friends, and at work.
Not specifically about ADHD, this podcast is all about healthy living and family wellness. Katie Wells covers topics ranging from food to meditation to supplements. All of her podcasts include very practical tips you can put into place immediately. Because I see the huge effect that healthy food has on my ADHD kids, I love to stay on top the latest on the wellness front.
There are so many super episodes, but I especially love: #160: What the heck Should I Actually Eat with Dr. Mark Hyman, #137: A Holistic Rx for Keeping Your Whole Family Healthy, #133: GMO’s, Glyphosate and What’s Making Our Children Sick
Do you have any favorite podcasts that are helping you to manage family life? Please let us know in the comments. I am always interested to hear from you.
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