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Live Webinar on August 6: The Gift of Grit: Helping Children with ADHD Overcome Failure, Fear, and Disappointment

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Children with ADHD struggle and fail more often than their peers. They have trouble starting and finishing tasks, homework is often a battle, and sometimes it seems their chores will never get done. These repeated challenges lead to guilt, shame, and anxiety.

As parents, we often struggle to understand and talk about this part of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). That’s where The Wall of Awful comes in. It is a tool that helps us visualize and understand the effect that repeated failure has on our kids and ourselves. Once we understand it, we can more easily talk about — and overcome the shame, disappointments, and anxiety that are often associated with ADHD.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The Wall of Awful — what it is and how it keeps our kids from initiating tasks and taking risks
  • How to better understand the emotional impact of repeated failure and how it affects both kids and adults
  • How to talk with your kids and loved ones about the emotional impact of repeated failure
  • Five ways people try to get past the emotional barrier created by failure—and which ones work best
  • How to help your child change his emotional state so he can get started more easily
  • How to limit the role of guilt and shame in ADHD
  • How to help your child develop the resiliency, strategies, and grit necessary to find success


Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS, is the producer and host of the ADHD Essentials Podcast, an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function expert, and an engaging, sought-after speaker. He helps individuals, families, schools, and businesses manage the challenges of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder through an approach that blends education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability with compassion, humor, and a focus on strengths and growth. You can contact him at brendan@ADHDessentials.com.

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