In our final episode of the year, Dr. Hallowell shares good wishes and his very best advice with listeners for the coming year and beyond.
From everyone on the Distraction team, thank you so much for listening to our podcast in 2017! We're looking forward to bringing you more great episodes in 2018!
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In the midst of holiday gatherings, errands and mayhem it can be easy to forget the point of it all. In this special holiday mini, Ned muses about how to make this time of year special and meaningful in spite of the chaos.
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Are you task driven or deadline driven? Modern research has shown that procrastination does not interfere with success, and that procrastinators and non-procrastinators simply respond to motivation in different ways. In this episode, Dr. Hallowell and Mary Lamia, PhD discuss how emotions compel us to act, and how shame and fear aren't necessarily a bad thing.
Mary Lamia's book What Motivates Getting Things Done
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Dr. Hallowell responds to a listener question we received recently about ADHD coaches for kids. We think the self-proclaimed "disorganized parent" who reached out will be surprised to hear Ned's answer!
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Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck's groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life. In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It's never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success.
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How old is too old to be diagnosed with ADHD? We recently received a question from a person who suspects his parents have ADHD. They are 82 and 84, and the listener is wondering if there are successful examples of elderly people being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD. In this mini Dr. Hallowell relates the story of the oldest patient he's ever treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the surprising accomplishment his patient achieved as a result of his diagnosis!
Understood.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping parents whose children, ages 3-20, struggle with learning and attention issues. Dr. Hallowell spoke with Kevin Hager, Managing Director of Understood, and Amanda Morin, Content Development Manager for the organization about all of the resources available on their website and what kind of help they can offer parents of children who learn differently. From ADHD to dyslexia, dyspraxia, executive function issues, nonverbal learning issues, organization struggles and much, much more Understood is an invaluable, free resource with videos, articles and research all tailored to your child's age, gender and issues. Listen to this informative episode and then check out all of the information at your fingertips on this wonderful website.
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