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In 2011, we started with a simple mission: to support parents who wanted to help their medically complex kids – kids with ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, autism, sensory issues, and more -- reach their full potential. We hadn’t created the term ‘complex’ back then, and ‘special needs’ never seemed to fit. So starting as ImpactADHD®, a condition our families shared, we created the first global online resource for parenting kids who didn’t ‘fit the mold’. Complex kids are quirky, or complicated, or (cont'd below)

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Leading Articles about Managing Complex Kids

5 Steps to Go from Stressed Mom to Happy Mom

By Linda Roggli

5 Steps to Go from Stressed Mom to Happy Mom. On any given day, as a mom of ADHD children, I alternately encourage, strategize, corral, advise, bite my tongue, worry, structure, monitor, reward, stifle,

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Video Tip: Keep it Simple

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Keep it simple. We humans have this tendency to make things really complicated. As parents, we set complex reward systems…

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The “Secret Sauce” to Parenting “Complex” Kids

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

The Early Years For my first 10 years parenting, I was searching for my village. I wanted a place to…

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Kids to Get Things Done in the Summer

How To Get Complex Kids to Get Things Done in the Summer

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Take Advantage of Summer Summer is the BEST time of all to help kids with executive function challenges learn how…

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Summer Video Tip: Summer Planning with Complex Kids

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Summer is a great time to help complex kids learn and practice planning skills, mostly because they can be motivated…

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How to Stop the Madness and Get Happier ADHD Families

By Diane Dempster

Not Just Fantasy Increased focus and attention. Better sleep. Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression. Happier kids, and calmer parents. It…

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When Kids Have Trouble Hearing the Word No, Try This

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Diane: So one of the questions we always get… Elaine: A lot Diane: …is kids who have a hard time…

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Help Your Complex Kids Become More Independent (especially in the mornings)

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Elaine:We had at least two questions that came in that were both very similar and we summarized them for you,…

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The Perfect System of Positive Change for Parents

By Rich Litvin

The Origins of the Perfect System It was 2009 and I was on an airplane, reflecting on my life. I…

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(continued) sensitive, or emotional, or hyperactive, or impulsive, or sensory – and there’s usually a medically complex explanation for their behaviors. We believe passionately that no parent should ever have to go through the journey of raising complex kids on their own. Parenting these complicated, fascinating young people doesn’t have to be isolating.

Complex kids struggle with fundamental aspects of life or learning. For their parents, traditional parenting methods often don’t work as effectively as we think they should. They may be helpful, but they always seem to fall short of really meeting our needs, which leaves us feeling inadequate, like we’re failing our kids. When our kids are different, they need something different from us.

At ImpactParents, we pledge to partner with parents and teachers to take the frustration out of daily life and guide you to manage daily challenges effectively, with confidence and good humor. This blog will introduce you to a proven method that relies on a coach approach – and it will support you in parenting, regardless of what ‘flavor’ of complex kid you are trying to support more effectively.

We’ll guide you to shift your expectations and communicate with less judgment and more acceptance. As a result, you’ll be able to give directions and offer advice without triggering defensive reactions. Your kids will see you as a member of their team and seek you out for guidance and support.

Regardless of whether your kids have autism, sensory issues, ADHD, learning challenges, or any of the many other mental health and learning challenges facing families today, the coach approach will help you become the parent you really want to be – the parent your children, teens and young adults need you to be. It will guide you to create the kind of relationship with your kids that you’ve always wanted.

Do you want to create lasting behavioral change? With this blog, we’ll guide you to lead your complex kids to become independent and successful adults, which is really what parenting is all about.