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Listen to “How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD” with Kirk Martin

Tune in to this hour-long podcast to hear Kirk Martin explain how to use positive parenting techniques to build your child’s self esteem.

Using Positive Parenting to Build Your Child's Confidence

Listen to “How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD” with Kirk Martin

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Research suggests that, by the age of 12, a child with ADHD will receive 20,000 more negative messages than will her neurotypical peers. Due to attention deficits, impulsivity, and executive function deficits beyond their control, kids with ADHD struggle daily to prove that they measure up to their classmates. Still, they face negative comments and consequences that may crush their self-confidence if not counterbalanced with positive parenting techniques at home.

Kirk Martin explains how to motivate kids and help them develop self-confidence.

In this episode:

  • Replace the negative messages about ADHD
  • Motivate kids who don’t respond to consequences
  • Accentuate kids’ positive qualities and use their gifts and passions in purposeful ways
  • Improve attention, focus, impulse control, social skills, and executive function at school by helping teachers give our kids the tools they need to succeed
  • Stop power struggles by understanding why your kids are sometimes bossy, cheat at games, become defiant, and have meltdowns

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Listener testimonials:

  • “This was a great podcast! Loved the concrete tools and the spot on descriptions of adult-children interactions in a variety of scenarios. I took a lot away from this hour!! Thank you!!”
  • “TRULY the VERY BEST podcast I’ve had the privilege to hear…I’ve listened to many of the years with ADDitude! I am grateful for all you share. “
  • “This podcast literally had me in tears! So informative. Thank you!”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/


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