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Free Webinar Replay: The Teen Brain on ADHD: A Parent’s Guide to Boosting Executive Functions and Building Independence — Together

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how to boost teens’ executive functioning skills with Peg Dawson, Ed.D.

Adolescence is brutal — for teenagers and their parents! On top of raging hormones and escalating academic demands, teens with ADHD are navigating executive skill challenges that contribute to a “perfect storm” that overpowers most parents’ standard parenting strategies.

You need a new tool set. And that begins with understanding how your teen’s brain is developing — and how ADHD impacts her changing brain. Second, you need to learn new strategies for working with your teen without driving him away. The good news: Time-tested approaches exist to help your teen transition to adulthood successfully. It’s just a matter of learning and practicing them — together.

This webinar will address the following topics:

  1. how the adolescent brain changes and the challenges these changes present for the student with ADHD
  2. the primary developmental tasks of adolescence and how they impact the parent-child relationship
  3. the tools parents need to connect with their teens as they become more independent
  4. how parents can help their kids take control of their lives while protecting them from serious risks
  5. strategies parents can use to help their teens transition to adulthood successfully

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 February 20, 2018.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and, for the past 20 years, has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. Dawson is co-author of Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens.

Webinar Sponsor

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2 Comments & Reviews

  1. I would love to get insights on this question:

    My son (15) has decided that asking him to use calendars and such to help with severe executive functioning deficits means I don’t “trust” him and that using them would mean he doesn’t “trust” himself. We’ve had discussions about this many times over many years, until I’m blue in the face. Part of him not using these tools is that he can’t remember and initiate (some executive functioning deficits are impacting others even greater), but part is now simply his attitude toward it and his resistance. Of course, these are skills he needs to be independent, so how do I get his buy-in?

    Also, I think resilience is a crucial component of being successfully independent for kids with ADHD and/or high-functioning autism, but how do you foster resilience in such a sensitive and intensely emotional teen?

    ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

  2. My soon to be 13 year old struggles with executive functioning and getting motivated to do anything that doesn’t include video games or YouTube. She is often oppositional and gives excuses and whines anytime I need her to do something. She just tosses her things wherever is easiest and makes no effort to clean up after herself. How can I get her to be responsible for her things and actions? Also having ADHD myself sticking with charts, chores, and consequences is very difficult.
    Thank you!

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