“Having the Talk: How to Best Explain ADHD to Your Child, Family, and Friends” [Video Replay & Podcast #265]

Episode Description


Part 2 of ADDitude’s 3-part ADHD Awareness Month Webinar Series

When a kid receives an ADHD diagnosis, they continuously take house a prescription for medication, maybe a handout titled “What Is ADHD?”, and that’s it. Rarely do they get a transparent, fact-based rationalization of attention deficit hyperactivity dysfunction. As a end result, many children — and folks — really feel unnecessarily ashamed of the prognosis.

ADHD Awareness Month is an ideal time to address this prevalent and continual drawback. The features to a child’s vanity and self-understanding are large when a caregiver works to gain deep wisdom and perception about attention deficit disorder (ADHD) — and the words to explain it effectively to a child, members of the family, and friends. Helping your child explain his own ADHD to peers and teachers is empowering and the most effective type of self-advocacy.

In this webinar you're going to learn from Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, about:

  • How to lend a hand youngsters at more than a few ages explain their ADHD diagnoses to peers
  • How parents can explain the condition to extended family members and pals who may see ADHD as a “persona flaw”
  • How to explain ADHD in particular to fathers who won't believe in the analysis or suppose that their child’s ADHD behaviors are intentional
  • The drawback of “sugarcoating” ADHD by way of calling it a “superpower” or “gift”

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified School Social Worker and the creator of the ADHD Dude YouTube channel and Facebook group.  Ryan specializes in running with boys diagnosed with ADHD and their households.  He provides training through ADHD Dude Coaching and is the Director of Ride the Wave Counseling and Summer Trip Camp in Margate, New Jersey.  Ryan also creates content material for ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD in Boys phase.  Ryan’s videos for children can also be discovered under the Dudes Learn Social playlist of the ADHD Dude YouTube channel. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “Such great sensible information on how to explain ADHD to kids and also different adults…brilliant tips!”
  • “Thank you for having Ryan talk. He is glorious and spot on. His perspective with boys and ADHD has been very treasured.”
  • “I in point of fact admire having more than one ways to envision and explain ADHD with other ages and social relationships in thoughts.”

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