“Helping Lonely Teenagers with ADHD: Parent-Teacher Strategies for Combating Peer Rejection” [Video Replay & Podcast #429]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#429), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 1, 2022.

Episode Description

ADHD impacts a student’s school experience in more than academic ways. ADHD can mean barging in on peers’ conversations, having outbursts in class, and generally engaging in unexpected behaviors. This can lead to peer rejection wherein students don’t get invited to social events and they don’t have friends at school.

We can change this. In this webinar, Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., will explain how parents can work collaboratively with their kids to improve their reputations, and how to enlist help from teachers. And teachers will learn strategies for supporting students as they work to rehabilitate their image and better understand the unwritten rules of school.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How ADHD can affect a student’s behavior in the classroom, and ultimately, their reputation at school
  • Strategies to help your student avoid negative behaviors that can lead to peer rejection
  • How parents can approach teachers to enlist their help in ending peer rejection and loneliness at school
  • Approaches educators can use to help turn around a student’s negative reputation at school
  • Easy-to-understand steps that students can take to end the emotional outbursts and other behaviors that lead to peer rejection at school

Watch the Video Replay

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on November 1, 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

“Brendan is an amazing speaker; loved that it was succinct but so much value!”

“This webinar was extremely useful as a parent, therapist, and consultant!”

“Brendan was a very engaging speaker with great ideas for schools.”

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this ADDitude webinar is…


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