“For Dads with (and Without) ADHD: How to Understand and Support Your Kids” [Video Replay & Podcast #405]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#405), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 15, 2022.

Episode Description

ADHD is largely genetic. A child with ADHD often has at least one parent with ADHD – and all of the emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, and executive function challenges that go with it. This double (or triple, or quadruple, or…) dose of ADHD can complicate the parent-child relationship, and those complications typically manifest differently with mothers vs. fathers. This is true even when a parent doesn’t have the condition.

For fathers who have ADHD, difficulties with parenting might surface when their child’s ADHD causes academic or behavioral challenges that remind them of their own difficulties growing up — and/or of their own parents’ harsh responses to those difficulties at a time when ADHD was not well understood. For fathers without ADHD, understanding their child’s thinking and behavior might pose an even bigger challenge.

In this webinar, fathers with and without ADHD will:

  • Discover ways to manage your own stress so you can set a calmer tone at home
  • Explore approaches to improve your relationship with your child
  • Learn strategies to help your child get things done and fulfill their responsibilities
  • Distinguish between a reason and an excuse when looking at how ADHD affects your child
  • Learn to determine when to accommodate your child’s struggles, and when to encourage them to push through

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on June 15, 2022, 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:

Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function coach, a highly engaging, sought-after speaker, and the host of the ADHD Essentials Podcast. A former teacher, mental health counselor, and principal, Brendan helps individuals, families, schools, and businesses manage the challenges of ADHD and neurodiversity through an approach that blends education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability with compassion, humor, a focus on strengths and growth, and his trademark “Wall of Awful™” model. Contact him at [email protected].

Listener Testimonials

“As an ADHD dad of a kid with ADHD, I found this webinar extremely helpful.”

“Changed my point of view on my sons completely! Thank you so much.”

“Brendan was great. Really dynamic speaker with lots of great points.”

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this ADDitude webinar is…


Brain Balance is a holistic cognitive development program designed to help kids with ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & beyond. An exploratory study with Harvard’s McLean Hospital found the Brain Balance Program to be as effective as low-dose stimulant medication in alleviating ADHD symptoms in children. Visit brainbalance.com to learn more about Brain Balance today.

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