ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Game-Changing Strategies for Raising Teen Boys with ADHD” with Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed.

Tune in to hear as Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., helps you support your son with ADHD through this time.

Close up of teenage boy wearing headphones and using smart phone outdoors with vintage filter effect (selective focus)
Close up of teenage boy wearing headphones and using smart phone outdoors with vintage filter effect (selective focus)

Listen to “Game-Changing Strategies for Raising Teen Boys with ADHD” with Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed.

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Teen boys with ADHD have a hard road to travel as they take on more classes, harder assignments, an increasingly complex social environment, and a rapidly changing body. One of their biggest developmental tasks is to separate from parents. Ironically, they will need your wisdom, continued support, and encouragement to accomplish this independence.

To begin, parents must understand the neurobiological impact of ADHD on a teen’s behaviors. For instance, boys’ rising testosterone levels increase risk-taking behaviors, and their high rate of co-existing disorders increases challenges at school and home. Hyperactivity often improves as a boy matures, but he continues to lag behind peers cognitively and socially. Many successful adults with ADHD report that the most important factor in achieving independence is the support of a person who never gave up on them. The good news is that you can be that person for your son.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Thoughtful and patient advice. Thank you!”
  • “This was absolutely terrific info and reaffirmed my need to be patient. I will rewatch.”
  • “Mary Anne provides practical and usable methods.”
  • “Things were concisely and clearly communicated. Our son is 13 and your tips will be helpful.”
  • “Everything that was discussed today is relevant for what we are going through and I appreciate the insight and options.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 28 , 2020. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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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.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on May 11, 2020

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