“5 Life Skills Every ADHD Young Adult Needs to Cultivate” [Video Replay & Podcast #450]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#450), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 13, 2023.

Episode Description

Ask any teen or young adult with ADHD if they’re ready to embark on independent living and adulting without supervision, and they’ll likely say “Yes, I’ve got this!” Ask the parents of those kids the same question, and they’ll likely say, “I’m not so sure!” As we know, kids with ADHD often lag behind their neurotypical peers in emotional maturity and executive functioning, so it’s natural for parents to feel uncertainty as college, trade school, or a first job beckons.

Coaching experts Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactParents will share the five most important life skills that every teen or young adult with ADHD needs before they venture out on their own, and they will discuss how they helped their own young adult children build independence and thrive.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • About tools to foster independence and approaches to engage your kids in understanding what it takes to move into a more independent life
  • How to build the skills that teens and young adults with ADHD need to embark on a journey to college or trade school, or to enter the workforce
  • How to help your teen or young adult build a foundation for a successful and fulfilling life on their own terms

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, is first and foremost the mom in an ADHD ++ family with four successful young adults. A Master Certified Coach, international speaker, author and educator, she’s the co-founder of the first global coaching organization for parents and professionals of neurodiverse kids, ImpactParents.com and a trusted advisor to executives, parents, health care and education professionals. ImpactParents specializes in training, coaching and support for parents, and has certified hundreds of professionals around the world in neurodiversity-informed coaching skills. In addition to working privately with families of very complex kids, Elaine and co-founder Diane (below) have trained and mentored an extraordinary group of coaches to support the parents of ImpactParents. Her books include Parenting ADHD Now!, Parenting with Impact, ADHD in Reality, and The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More. (#CommissionsEarned)

Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC is a professional coach, speaker, author and educator with 20 years of corporate leadership experience. Diane is the co-founder of ImpactParents.com, co-creator of Sanity School® and the Sanity School® Certification Program for professionals. An experienced leader, expert in change management, and all-around life-sherpa, Diane helps clients create deep, sustaining change and open their eyes to life. And no one needs this more than parents of complex kids. Diane received a Masters from the University of Michigan and coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

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Listener Testimonials

“The comments at the end about parents, who were late diagnosed ADHD, forgiving themselves was very important to hear. I’ve been beating myself up for years now for what I wasn’t able to give my kids.”

“Wonderfully gentle introduction of shifting viewpoints and goals from productivity to process. All would benefit from this discussion!”

“Thank you! My daughter is starting college in the fall. I admit I am terrified, but this webinar helped me feel calm.”

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