“Bonding Activities: Effective, Practical Relationship-Building Ideas for ADHD Families” [Video Replay and Podcast #387]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#387), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on February 10, 2022.

Episode Description

Do you ever feel like your relationship with your child or teen revolves around their ADHD — and not who they are as a person? That all your time is spent talking about school and chores and what’s NOT done? ADHD can sometimes obscure your child’s true self and prevent joyful connections.

Here, learn how and why the three core symptoms of ADHD — dysregulated attention/focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity — get in the way of building a relationship with your child. For each of the three core facets of ADHD, learn how to identify when and how symptoms are affecting the parent-child relationship — and how to overcome those challenges with relationship-building strategies.

Get conversation starters and sample language for each parenting stage — childhood, middle school, and high school — plus strategies to build connections, ideas for one-on-one activities they’ll love, and advice for better listening and asking questions to build connection will all be included.

Finally, learn how to use games in fun, engaging ways to build connection — this includes board games, conversation games, cooperative games, art/craft activities, and outdoor games. Get a list of lesser-known but highly enjoyable games and activities, plus learn how to prepare for game nights and make the experience successful.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to work with, not against, the core symptoms of ADHD to form a deeper connection with your child or teen
  • Specific techniques, phrases, and responses for deepening conversations with your child or teen
  • Ways to use child- or teen-led time to form a stronger bond
  • Activities for one-on-one time that everyone will LOVE
  • Games to use with children and teens with ADHD to build their executive functioning skills in fun ways

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Norrine Russell is the owner of Russell Coaching for Students, which she founded in 2009. Russell Coaching provides academic and ADHD coaching to students across the United States, Canada, and the UK. With over twenty years of experience creating positive youth development and parenting education programs, Dr. Russell has extensive knowledge of child development, learning styles, special needs, and positive parenting philosophies. She blends this knowledge to provide students and parents with comprehensive support and the tools they need to grow and thrive. Dr. Russell has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University with a focus on psychology and education.

Listener Testimonials

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