ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Podcast Episode #309: “Learning, Fun, Free Time: How to Balance and Structure the Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer for Children with ADHD” with Ann Dolin, M.Ed.

Tune in as Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide now that summer is here.

Happy family playing with a kite at sunset. Mom, Dad and daughter are happy together.
Happy family playing with a kite at sunset. Mom, Dad and daughter are happy together.

Listen to “Learning, Fun, Free Time: How to Balance and Structure the Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer for Children with ADHD” with Ann Dolin, M.Ed.

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The last six months have been challenging enough for many children—learning at home, missing friends, staying indoors. Now that summer is here, your children are ready to bust out and have some fun. No doubt the familiar blue glow and video game sound effects are already flooding your child’s room. How is learning and family fun going to compete with iPads, TVs, and computers?

The unstructured days of summer make it hard to balance your child’s academics and free time. Competing with the newest tech games and digital platforms seems impossible, but there are lots of tips and strategies you can use to focus and engage your child throughout summer.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Excellent presentation. Thank you for understanding the ADHD brain and all of its nuances in learning and motivation.”
  • “I love the tangible takeaways and examples provided (visuals, stickie examples, etc.)”
  • “This was very practical, thanks!”
  • “Very insightful and a good review; I’m a parent of a child with ADHD and a teacher as well and have taught students with
    ADHD, so this all is really useful for me.”
  • “Thank you for providing this for free, especially during this uncommon time of home quarantine.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on June 8, 2020. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Updated on November 12, 2020

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