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Free Webinar Replay: How to Unleash Your Teen’s Superpowers

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how to help your teen feel comfortable with his or her ADHD traits with Stacey Turis.

Tweens and teens with ADHD today are pioneers, maneuvering through the unexplored terrain and challenges of the digital age. It’s easy to see why our kids begin to believe their self-worth is measured in “Likes,” rather than a strong sense of inner self. And particularly heartbreaking to watch their self-esteem plummet at the same time that ADHD-exacerbated mood disorders, anxiety, and personal expectations spike to unhealthy levels.

The fact is, these amazing young adults need new tools to not only succeed on their exciting journey, while still maintaining an authentic sense of self. When personal growth requires the discomfort and challenge of facing unknowns, we can give the future generation the building blocks and confidence necessary to flip their superhero capes and soar.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  1. ADHD superpowers and kryptonite — where tweens and teens with ADHD shine and struggle
  2. Why neurodiversity is a good thing
  3. How to encourage self-discovery, and help your teen feel comfortable about his or her ADHD traits
  4. How to help your teen create a healthy inner dialogue that promotes self-awareness, balance, self-correction and advocacy
  5. How to make healthy lifestyle tweaks, and discover simple techniques to create good habits for a mentally/physically strong brain and body
  6. Brain-boosting foods, calming techniques, stretching/breathing exercises, and brain organization methods to help your teen unleash his or her superpowers


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Stacey Turis is the author of the best-selling memoir, Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: an Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit —Oh Look! A Chicken!, and co-host and producer of Brain Gangster Live and Brain Gangster TV—web-based TV shows on BrainGangster.com, with entertainment and self-help content focused on MINDful Lifestyle Techniques to boost brain health. Stacey is an adult living with ADHD and giftedness who earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Wichita State University. She started a Facebook page called ADHD—Tales of an Absent-Minded Superhero, for wacky folks like herself, which has exploded and led to a quarter of a million superheroes in one spot, all of whom are still exciting enough to keep her on her toes. Stacey lives in California with her husband, two kids, a dog, three cats, and a guinea pig, where she spends her time giving workshops and speaking to those same kinds of wacky people, where she’s not afraid to stop in the middle of a speech and ask “What was I just talking about?”

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 5, 2017.

4 Comments & Reviews

  1. We are struggling with guiding our 14 year old son who has just started high school. He’s always been a child who loves to explore different styles especially in his appearance. Over the past few months he’s ran into a number of incidents where he’s the target of harassment and even bullying. We know that his style is not always accepted especially in a small rural town. Most recently he was sporting a green man bun and gold chains. He loves to put together the outfit that feels right to him each morning so his appearance does matter to him. Lately we’ve been feeling inclined to discourage some of his fashion statements just because of the negative attention it’s drawn. He also has a strong passion for creating his own music and comedic & satirical YouTube videos. He’s very talented with much of it but we are concerned that the online persona is lost on most peers and also draws negative attention. We’ve been encouraging him to do less of “putting himself out there” but that feels wrong to me to discourage him from being him. When is it the right time to encourage or discourage these interests/ hobbies??

    1. I’m not an expert, just a parent. I think the most important thing is for your son to know that you have his back. Talk with him in a non-hurried part of the day about the risks and rewards of standing out from the crowd. Ask him if he would rather go ‘undercover’ at school and maintain a business/professional/academic look and persona, or whether he would rather be the one fighting to make his school more diverse. Remember he can choose each day based on how he feels that day.

      Most importantly, let him know that you will support his decisions and that if necessary you will help him go to the school administration if he experiences bullying. All schools have anti-bullying policies. It is up to you as a parent to advocate for your child and make sure those policies are followed in a way that benefits him and also the other students. When my son experienced bullying, he reported it, and then we met with the teacher and the vice principle. The end result was the student who did the bullying met with the school psychologist for a few days (instead of going to the class they were both in) until the psychologist thought he had worked through his issues and was ready to apologize.

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