Parenting with Impact Podcast

The Parenting with Impact Podcast with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster informs and inspires parents and professionals guiding complex kids to become capable, independent adults. The podcast will:
  • feature leading experts with cutting-edge information;
  • teach real-life, practical strategies to create lasting change;
  • demonstrate how the coach approach can improve family life.
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This week's Episode: Teach Your Kids To Hold Themselves Up

Stephanie Pitts is an educational therapist who received her B.A. in Sociology from USC and a Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She completed her Certificate in Educational Therapy at CSUN and has been trained as an Academic Coach. Stephanie works with students one-on-one and regularly reads and interprets testing reports, conducts informal assessments, addresses remedial reading, writing, and math needs, attends IEP meetings, and communicates with parents and any therapists, educators, and faculty that may be part of a student's support team.

Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Stephanie Pitts about the role of an educational therapist in determining specific struggles for kids with ADHD and creating fun ways to teach students while also collaborating with other teachers and caregivers.

Here is what to expect on this week's show:

  • The difference between an educational therapist and a learning specialist
  • Identifying specific struggles for children with ADHD, and finding ways to work with them
  • Creating fun ways to engage with students to teach them in ways that work
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Episode 009: Success As A Mom Of Five

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Understanding that ADHD puts children at an average of 30% behind, developmentally and how to adjust your parenting accordingly
  • There is a commonality to approaching challenges, whether your kid is 3 or 33
  • Parents with ADHD are 70% more likely to have children with ADHD

Episode 008: Parenting an Emerging Adult

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Shifting from instructing to collaborating and asking how they want you to help
  • Helping your emerging adult find their motivation and buy-in to be independent
  • Creating "breadcrumbs" for difficult conversations they will WANT to have

Episode 007: Help Kids Stand in Their Power

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Everyone wants to feel heard- SLOW DOWN and connect
  • Envision your goal, map out how to get there, and pick 1 thing to focus on
  • Consistency and reliability are key; small increments pay off in the end

Episode 006: Executive Function Skills: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • The 3 tiers of executive function: foundation, implementation, maintenance
  • The importance of systems, mindset, habits, and routine
  • The most important thing a parent can do to help their kid is to start by focusing on their own self-care
  • Why executive function sets kids up for a quality life

Episode 005: Believe That It’s Going To Be O.K.

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Getting off the Worry Train will be the most impactful thing a parent can do
  • Consistency and belief will create a positive trajectory in healing and change
  • When you kid is allowed to fail, they gain coping skills which will reduce anxiety
  • Automatic learning for an ADD kid can take 100 more times than average
  • Respect your kid's weaknesses, and honor their strengths

Episode 004: What To Expect For This School Year

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Tools, strategies, and tips will be the same, no matter the challenges
  • Trouble with Transitions will be more challenging in the coming years
  • Anxiety and Avoidance will be heightened with uncertainty this year
  • Getting your OWN work done while managing school is a bigger challenge
  • Why it is important to give your kids flexibility within structure

Episode 003: Success as a Teacher & a Parent

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Strategies learned in the home can be taught to teachers to help your child succeed in school.
  • Sanity School For Teachers helps teachers create a better learning environment to suit a variety of learning needs.
  • Advocating for your kid is paramount when getting teachers on board for implementing what works for your kid.

Episode 002: Pediatric Neurologist on Parenting ADHD: Focus on What Matters

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Addressing anxiety and stress often leads to an underlying ADHD diagnosis.
  • A foundation of trust is instrumental in navigating ADHD with your child.
  • Focusing on pride and personal satisfaction establishes self-motivation.

Episode 001: Welcome To Parenting With Impact!

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • How their own experience with complex kids (and adults) led to ImpactParents.
  • How their relationships and family dynamic improved once they became coaches.
  • The importance of empowering complex kids to take ownership of their lives.
  • The Coach Approach: Turning information into action.
  • How this podcast and community can support positive change in your family dynamic!

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