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: Gender & Queer Kids with Neurodiversity with Elaine and Diane and special guest, Tracy Lefebvre

On this very special episode of Parenting With Impact, Diane leads the conversation about gender and sexual identity, and the interplay with neurodiversity. Elaine takes the guest seat, joined by special guest and coach Tracy Lefebvre, as they have a frank discussion about their parenting journey raising gender and queer kids with neurodiversity.

Listen to this inspiring Parenting With Impact episode with Elaine and Diane as they discuss parenting children who identify differently, with understanding and supportiveness.

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

  • The difference between gender and sexual identity
  • Supporting their journey, while meeting your child where they are now
  • Processing and adjusting as a parent of gender and queer kids
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Episode 027: Changing What Kids Believe About Themselves with Shelly Lefkoe

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Understanding the feeling of “I’m not good enough,” and how to change it
  • We all assign meaning to events, when events really don’t have to mean anything
  • What four words you should stop saying

Episode 026: What Does Your Child Really Want From You? with Dr. Liz Matheis

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Understanding that your child’s goals may not be your own
  • Knowing your child’s strengths and harnessing them to overcome challenges
  • Understanding how your child communicates best and respecting it

Episode 025: Working Moms & Parenting: Sanity Tips!

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Being mindful of what you say “yes” to: what is really important in your day-to-day?
  • Self-awareness is key to parenting from a place of calm. Pay attention to triggers and patterns.
  • The value in including your kid in the conversation when tackling problems.

Episode 024: I’ve Tried Everything, And Nothing Works with Elaine and Diane

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Identifying the right modality. Is there buy-in for your kid?
  • Are you focused on “fixing” or managing?
  • Set realistic expectations, focus on incremental changes, and be persistent.

Episode 023: New Tech for ADHD Diagnosis with Zachariah Booker

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Bottlenecks in ADHD diagnosis that lead to lost time in implementing support at school.
  • New tech that will target comorbidities and offer suggested evaluations.
  • How the pandemic helped ADHD diagnosis.

Episode 022: Kids’ Mental Health in the Pandemic: A Perfect Storm with Dr. Gene Carroccia

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Mental health in adolescents has been on a decline with a sharp increase since 2020.
  • Where to start when your complex kid likely has a combination of 1 or more of 100 complexities that make their needs entirely unique.
  • Learn about the 5 steps you should take when diagnosing and finding support and treatment for your ADHD kid.

Episode 021: Time Awareness and Management with Heather Rogers

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • How managing awareness of the passage of time can be challenging for some.
  • Each person has a different perception of the passage of time.
  • The importance of setting intention with the use of your time.

Episode 020: What Difference Does Diagnosis Make? with Elaine and Diane

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Diagnosis is necessary for therapeutics like medication and accommodations at school.
  • Diagnosis will help you as a parent to know what to focus on and what to learn in order to support your kid at home.
  • One diagnosis may lead to an additional diagnosis, which will further allow you to support your kid.

Episode 019: What Your Kids Want You To Know About ADHD with Nikki Kinzer

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • You do not have control, but you DO have influence on your child
  • What Nikki’s own teen wants you to know about having ADHD
  • Behaviors to look for that are symptomatic of ADHD, Anxiety, or Depression

Episode 018: Act Like a Grown Up: Preventive Maintenance in Parenting with Dr. Laura Markham

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Learn to connect with your child, no matter what age they are
  • Self-care and self-awareness will ensure you parent from a place of calm
  • Five preventative maintenance practices for your kid's emotional wellbeing

Episode 017: Autism Treatment: One-Size Fits No One with Jessica Leichtweisz

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • The history of understanding autism has drastically changed in the last 30-40 years
  • Focusing on respecting the fundamental characteristics of someone with autism
  • Certain protocols can aid in some medical issues that often accompany autism

Episode 016: What Story Are You Telling Yourself with Elaine and Diane

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • The importance of being aware of the stories you tell yourself.
  • How does the story you tell yourself serve you?
  • How do you create a new story that positively impacts how you react to adversity?

Episode 015: Parenting Anxious Childhood Emotions with Eli Lebowitz

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • How SPACE helps change behaviors to help your kid manage anxiety
  • Parents are not the cause of anxiety, but are integral in healing it
  • Childhood anxiety is inherently different from adult anxiety due to development

Episode 014: Anxiety 101: Letting Go Of Expectations with Anna Hill

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Identify expectations you need to let go of; what is really important?
  • Take the time to have conversations with your child to strengthen your bond.
  • Learning to have confidence in your child’s decisions while they learn autonomy

Episode 013: Letting Kids Be Kids with George Sachs

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Allowing your kid to find their passion might mean allowing them to “do nothing”
  • Reacting to your child’s diagnosis- sometimes less is best
  • The impact of peer interaction

Episode 012: Consequences and Punishment

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • Setting expectations in advance and collaborating with your child on the consequence
  • Using positive consequences to reward actions or changed behavior
  • Don't rely upon consequences alone- your child needs your help in self-regulating

Episode 011: Can You REALLY Control Your Kids?

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • The importance of learning to let go of control as a parent of older kids
  • Recognizing and appreciating your child's agency in their own lives
  • Gretchen's resources for inspiring students with Anti-Boring Approach™

Episode 010: Teach Your Kids To Hold Themselves Up

Here's what to expect in this episode:

  • 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

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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