The Top Five Podcasts for Parents of Children with ADHD

By Dr. Mary Rooney, Ph.D.

Books can be enormously helpful when it comes to learning new strategies for parenting a child with ADHD. While everyone wishes they always had the time and patience to sit down and read, most parents need something that can fit easily into their busy schedules. Podcasts, with episodes lasting 30-40 minutes, can fit into a busy lifestyle and allow you to multitask when you listen while you’re driving, getting things done around the house, or exercising.

Here are the top five podcasts that I recommend for parents of kids with ADHD.

Parenting Your Challenging Child
Presented by Dr. Ross Green, developer of the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach to parenting and author of The Explosive Child, this podcast provides practical tools based on the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach. Most of the episodes are from his radio talk show, where he responds to parents who call in with the challenges they are experiencing with their child. Real questions from real parents with real solutions. What could be more helpful than this?

Distraction
Looking for a podcast that will help you see the positive aspects of ADHD while also highlighting tools you can use to manage the challenges that come with the diagnosis? This podcast by ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of Driven to Distraction and other popular ADHD books, may be just what you are looking for.

Tilt Parenting
Deborah Reber, author of Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, hosts a podcast that features interviews with parenting experts, authors, psychologists, educators, and more, on topics related to parenting differently-wired kids. While not all of the episodes focus specifically on ADHD – they also cover topics related to giftedness, learning differences, sensory processing issues, and autism – parents of kids with ADHD will find many of the episodes highly relevant to their child’s experience and symptoms.

ADDitude Magazine ADHD Experts Podcast
ADDitude Magazine is a wonderful resource for parents of kids with ADHD. In this related podcast series, ADDitude shares webinars led by experts in the field of ADHD. These webinars include question-and-answer sessions focused on topics related to ADHD symptoms, academic performance, family relationships, and treatments. These podcast episodes run longer than average, lasting about one hour each.

CHADD Podcasts
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD. This outstanding organization produces two podcasts – ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD – that address a variety of topics for anyone dealing with ADHD. If you are a parent who has ADHD (or think you may have it yourself), in addition to parenting tips, you’ll also find helpful episodes focused on managing your own adult ADHD symptoms.  


 

ABOUT DR. MARY ROONEY

Mary Rooney, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. Dr Rooney is a researcher and clinician specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and co-occurring behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders. A strong advocate for those with attention and behavior problems, Dr. Rooney is committed to developing and providing comprehensive, cutting edge treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and adolescent. Dr. Rooney's clinical interventions and research avenues emphasize working closely with parents and teachers to create supportive, structured home and school environments that enable children and adolescents to reach their full potential. In addition, Dr. Rooney serves as a consultant and ADHD expert to Huntington Learning Centers.

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