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#42: What parents need to teach–behavior skills

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch The third element of ADHD Parenting Coaching is what. What should I teach to help my kids be successful and create a better family life? The answer to the question is simple....

#41: How I coach parents of kids with ADHD

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch ADHD parenting coach, Siope Kinikini, is often asked how he coaches parents and families. In episode 41, he walks through what an ADHD Parenting Coaching session looks like using...

#40: When do I need ADHD Parenting Coaching

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch There is no shame in having an ADHD Parenting Coach. We recommend getting ADHD Parenting Coaching long before issues become significant problems. What is a parenting coach? A...

#39: Avoiding ADHD parenting burnout

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch ADHD parenting burnout is real. As parents, we want to be there for our child. Often that comes at the expense of our health and ability. By giving your child your all, you become...

#38: ADHD and anxiety

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch It is not uncommon for an ADHD and anxiety diagnosis to go hand-in-hand. Multiple diagnoses are called comorbidity. According to the Depression and Anxiety Association of America,...

#37: ADHD and diet

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch In episode 37, ADHD parenting coach Siope Kinikini discussed ADHD and diet and the part diet can play in ADHD management. When it comes to ADHD and diet, there is a lot of...

#36: Relationships––the why of the Teaching-Family Model

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch Smarter Parenting uses the Teaching-Family Model to help parents in strengthening relationships. It’s the “why” of what we do. We want all families to be happy, healthy, and...

#35: Dealing with daily ADHD behavior problems at school

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch Getting daily reports about your child with ADHD's constant behavioral problems at school can be frustrating for many parents. These persistent reports of ADHD behavior problems...

#34: ADHD and other issues

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch Children having ADHD and other issues together occurs frequently. Having multiple problems is called comorbidity. ADHD and comorbidity are frequently manifested in behavioral...

#33: Book review | ADHD Does Not Exist by Richard Saul

Listen Subscribe:       iTunes        Stitcher        Spotify        Google Play   Watch In today’s episode, ADHD Parenting Coach Siope Kinikini discusses the book, ADHD Does Not Exist by Richard Saul. The idea that ADHD does not exist is a polarizing statement for...

Recent Articles

How to make Role-playing less awkward

How to make Role-playing less awkward

Role-playing is what makes a skill work, but it can be awkward to Role-play if it’s not something we’re used to doing. Here’s some simple tips to help you get started.

The power of praise

The power of praise

The power of praise
The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than consequences or correction. Through the many years of applying the Teaching-Family Model we have learned that praise is more powerful than the best negative consequence. […]

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