Podcast Episode #295: “It’s School Time, Not Screen Time! Keeping Teens with ADHD Motivated to Learn from Home” with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
Tune in as Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett covers a range of pressing topics for parents of teens with ADHD, including a total lack of motivation to do schoolwork at home, the loss of a daily routine, managing constant distractions from siblings and screens, and more.
Listen to “It’s School Time, Not Screen Time! Keeping Teens with ADHD Motivated to Learn from Home” with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
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NOTE: We experienced some audio issues during the Q&A section of the live webinar due to poor connectivity. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Quaran-teens stuck at home during the pandemic are facing an onslaught of new challenges and expectations, many of which require mature and seamless executive functions, time-management skills, and internal motivation — not realistic or harmonious for most students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning challenges, or learning disabilities (LD). Suddenly, they are expected to not only teach themselves new concepts and complete homework religiously, but also resist the technological temptations (video games, TikTok, text messages) and distractions that now surround them at home.
In this webinar, ADHD coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, will respond to ADDitude readers’ specific questions and problems with equally specific solutions for guiding teens with ADHD through this challenging time. She will help parents understand the root of their kids’ procrastination, defiance, and overwhelm, and recommend practical strategies for addressing these challenges while also maintaining peace at home during the quarantine.
- “Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU for providing such incredible resources and information.”
- “This was a good pause to give parents time to really think about direct uncomplicated ways to manage and support teens.”
- “Such a timely idea, and I loved how she responded to each parent concern in a thoughtful way.”
- “Thank you – I will share many of these suggestions with parents at my school.”
Related recommended resources:
- Read: Pick Your Battles, Parents
- Download: Too Much Screen Time? How to Regulate Your Teen’s Devices
- Free Webinar Replay: The Teen Years with ADHD: A Practical, Proactive Parent’s Guide
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 2, 2020.
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Updated on November 12, 2020