On-Demand Parenting Webinars

“ADHD Grandfamilies: Grandparents Raising Neurodivergent Grandkids” [Video Replay & Podcast #452]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#452), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 26, 2023.

Episode Description

In ADHD grandfamilies, grandparents are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren for a variety of reasons — while simultaneously learning how to parent and support a neurodivergent child, often for the first time. So much has changed in our understanding of ADHD and its comorbidities, and grandparents are working hard to catch up and help out.

If your grandchild has ADHD, you likely struggle with kickstarting the morning routine, tackling and turning in homework, doing chores, and even sitting at the dinner table. Navigating your role as a grandparent—whether you’re raising your grandchild or just contributing to childcare—requires patience and energy when your grandchild presents with inattentive, hyperactive and/or impulsive behavior.

In this webinar, grandparents will learn:

  • About the three presentations of ADHD and how each can affect a child’s life at home, at school, and in peer relationships
  • About evidence-based behavior management strategies to improve interactions with your grandchild
  • How to address everyday struggles, such as getting ready in the morning, starting and completing homework, following directions, and balancing screen time
  • How to avoid common pitfalls, such as yelling and using escalating threats

Watch the Video Replay

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Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on April 26, 2023, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Caroline Mendel, Psy.D., is the Senior Director of Clinical Services for School and Community Programs and a psychologist in the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth with ADHD, disruptive behavior, and other co-occurring conditions. She is skilled in behavioral parent training approaches and is a certified parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) therapist. She also has experience providing evidence-based interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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