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The ADHD Guys Podcast

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The ADHD Guys Podcast: Parenting kids with ADHD, from a male perspective. Practical information to help you help your child reach their full potential without the fluffy stuff. The ADHD Guys Podcast is Mike McLeod, SLP from GrowNow ADHD, and Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, from ADHD Dude.
15 Episodes
In this episode of the ADHD Guys podcast, hosts Ryan and Michael discuss the three zones of executive functioning: home, school, and social. They challenge the traditional view of executive functioning, exploring the internal skills that are often overlooked. Listen to uncover the secrets behind successful executive function development and the impact on a child's overall success. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start [00:02:35] Academic executive function skills. [00:05:50] Academic challenges in ADHD. [00:07:55] Writing struggles in students with ADHD. [00:10:16] Supporting oral storytelling for kids. [00:14:28] Cognitive flexibility. [00:19:16] Time management in ADHD. [00:22:13] Social executive functioning. [00:25:05] Perspective taking in social skills. [00:28:36] Social executive functioning and awareness. [00:31:59] Executive function coaching without parents. [00:34:43] Improving behavior at home. [00:36:25] ADHD educational content.
In this episode, Ryan and Michael take on the complex topic of learned helplessness in children with ADHD. They explore how this behavior is developed, the impact it has on a child's independence and self-esteem, and the dangers of enabling it. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start [00:01:24] Learned helplessness in kids with ADHD. [00:03:48] Learned helplessness in children. [00:08:18] Helping Kids with Learned Helplessness. [00:11:22] Parental involvement in education. [00:14:41] Importance of authoritative parenting. [00:17:41] Learned helplessness in education. [00:21:31] Enable independence with visual timelines. [00:24:54] Emotional manipulation. [00:27:27] Importance of self-confidence in parenting. [00:29:48] Learned helplessness in social media.
Join Ryan and Mike as they talk about children's use of "noise", exploring how kids with ADHD often resort to complaining and negative talk to avoid tasks. They discuss the fine line between validating feelings and reinforcing negative behavior, touching on the importance of not giving attention to noise. How can parents navigate emotional manipulation and help their children develop resiliency? Tune in to discover the proactive strategies parents can employ to empower their children and foster growth. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start [00:00:15] The use of noise. [00:06:15] Overcoming negativity in sports. [00:08:29] Overcoming child's resistance to change. [00:11:43] Noise leading to emotional manipulation. [00:13:26] Kids and emotional manipulation. [00:19:21] Emotional dysregulation in parenting. [00:22:09] Brain voice vs. brain coach. [00:24:47] Negative effects of talk therapy. [00:29:20] Kids and anxiety resilience. [00:32:35] Fishy for the negatives. [00:33:57] Holding high standards for clients.
Join Ryan & Mike for the first mailbag episode where they directly answer YOUR questions! This round they explore topics such as managing inattentiveness in social settings, handling lying behaviors, and addressing aggression towards siblings. Are screens impacting behavior? How can parents navigate grumpy phases effectively? And what does it truly mean to be neurodiversity affirming? Tune in to uncover their strategies and perspectives on these crucial issues! Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start [00:02:35] Social successes in ADHD teens. [00:04:39] Social executive functioning tied into one. [00:09:07] Screen time struggles and control. [00:11:14] Unplugging screens for behavioral improvement. [00:14:44] Controlling screen time for kids. [00:19:07] Dealing with constant lying. [00:22:35] Dealing with children's lies. [00:26:35] Armchair therapist role. [00:29:32] Dealing with aggressive behavior. [00:33:17] ADHD and neurodiversity affirming. [00:36:00] Independence and life skills. [00:40:30] Neurodiversity-affirming approach. [00:42:37] Emotional support stuffed animals. [00:45:14] The importance of social acceptance. [00:48:35] ADHD resources and support.
In this episode, Ryan and Michael delve into the intricate world of social perspective taking, uncovering the crucial role it plays in social interactions. They explore the misunderstood concept of social executive functioning, shedding light on why perspective taking is a foundational skill. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start [00:01:41] Social executive functioning skills. [00:06:11] Social attention-seeking behaviors. [00:09:08] Social executive functioning ADHD. [00:11:12] Lack of social perspective taking. [00:15:37] The importance of varied experiences. [00:17:27] Boys need real friendships. [00:21:04] Social perspective taking. [00:23:56] Lack of perspective in adulthood. [00:28:32] Lack of empathy and perspective taking. [00:32:38] The effectiveness of social skills groups. [00:35:15] Social skills groups for ADHD. [00:37:52] Teaching perspective taking strategies. [00:41:42] Teaching social competency. [00:45:07] Social perspective taking. [00:46:34] General informational and educational purposes.
Stop trying to partner with your kids in parenting! In this episode, Ryan and Michael delve into the concept of authoritative parenting, challenging the idea of children masking their true selves due to ADHD. They explore the importance of pushing children out of their comfort zones and discuss practical strategies for effective parenting. What are the three key parenting rules shared by a pediatric emergency doctor? How can parents model emotional regulation for their children? Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ [00:00:00] Start[00:01:51] Children's role in parenting.[00:06:16] Pushing children out of comfort.[00:09:06] Boys and therapy resistance.[00:11:00] Resilience and Anti-Fragility.[00:15:54] Parenting challenges and decisions.[00:19:18] Building self-confidence in children.[00:21:33] Varied experiences for child development.[00:25:41] Strategies for handling child's resistance.[00:28:47] Clutch and cringe video segment.[00:32:27] The negative impact of masking.[00:36:32] ADHD masking on social media.[00:38:08] Parenting rules and discipline.
In this episode, hosts Ryan and Michael delve into the intricate world of social executive functioning skills in children with ADHD. They explore the difference between social skills and social executive function skills, highlighting the challenges faced by kids with ADHD in social interactions. With a focus on perspective taking and cognitive flexibility, the hosts provide insights into how parents can support their children in navigating social situations. Tune in to discover the crucial role of front-loading information and the impact of social relationships on long-term success. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:22 Social executive function skills. 00:03:27 Differences between ADHD and autism. 00:07:15 Disorder of self-awareness in ADHD. 00:10:41 Difficulty with perspective taking. 00:15:01 Social challenges in ADHD. 00:18:38 Social executive functioning challenges. 00:22:19 Social executive function challenges. 00:24:18 Social impact of ADHD behaviors. 00:26:14 Male youth development. 00:29:19 Social relationships and success. 00:34:17 Teaching social perspective taking. 00:36:26 The ADHD parent. 00:40:22 Front loading for social skills. 00:43:26 Pushing kids out of comfort zones. 00:45:26 Parenting through discomfort and anxiety. 00:50:00 Social dangers of Discord. 00:50:48 Social executive functioning groups.
The ADHD Guys podcast hosts, Ryan and Michael, delve into the lack of men in the mental health and speech language pathology fields, discussing the challenges and implications of this imbalance. They explore the impact on boys' social development, highlighting the importance of natural social interactions over structured groups. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ 00:00:00 - Start 00:01:48 - Lack of men in respective fields. 00:06:26 - Men in speech-language pathology. 00:07:25 - Speech pathology misconceptions. 00:11:30 - Creating a welcoming environment. 00:15:32 - Social skills and speech-language pathologists. 00:16:47 - Neurodiversity affirming therapists. 00:20:48 - Social pragmatic language groups. 00:23:10 - ADHD and social executive functioning. 00:28:00 - Social skills groups for boys. 00:31:00 - Cultivating and sustaining friendships. 00:33:31 - Male loneliness epidemic. 00:36:24 - Social activities for skill development. 00:41:35 - Stark differences between boys and girls.
In this episode of the ADHD Guys podcast, hosts Ryan and Michael delve into the crucial topic of emotional dysregulation in kids with ADHD. They challenge traditional views on executive functioning, emphasizing the importance of self-regulation and cognitive flexibility. How can parents navigate emotional outbursts without falling into the trap of parental accommodation? What strategies can help children develop better emotional regulation skills at home? Tune in to discover the evidence-based treatments recommended for kids with ADHD and learn how to empower your child through effective parenting techniques. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠IG⁠⁠⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & on ⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ 00:00:00 Start 00:02:09 Cognitive flexibility and emotional dysregulation 00:03:34 The power of attention 00:08:24 Ignoring negative behaviors 00:10:22 Affective calmness 00:15:16 Parenting and child's discomfort 00:19:36 Brain breaks for self-regulation 00:23:12 Developing self-regulation skills 00:24:16 Less language for better parenting 00:27:10 Teaching kids emotional regulation skills
This episode delves into the challenges parents face in pushing their children out of their comfort zones. They explore the concept of the "ADHD comfort zone" and discuss the importance of exposing kids to new experiences to build resilience. How can parents navigate emotional manipulation and noise from their children? What strategies can be employed to help kids develop self-awareness and overcome anxiety? Tune in to discover the answers, plus how episodic memory plays a crucial role in shaping a child's perspective and decision-making. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠IG⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠Youtube⁠ References & Links:  Get comfort zone image Mike references HERE. {{chapters}}[00:00:00] Start[00:01:19] The ADHD comfort zone.[00:06:50] Shifting Parenting Trends.[00:10:48] Temporary discomfort versus trauma.[00:12:43] Parenting Expectations vs. Choices.[00:17:13] Emotional manipulation and noise.[00:19:16] Negative attention-seeking behavior.[00:22:29] Emotional manipulation with screens.[00:27:10] Controlling the home environment.[00:30:31] Building resilience through exposure therapy.[00:34:18] Memory and positive experiences.
Hosts Ryan and Michael debate the controversial topic of screen use in children with ADHD, and whether it should be treated like an addiction. They explore the impact of screens on the developing brain, discussing the correlation between ADHD and addiction. Are screens truly addictive, or is it just compulsive use? How do screens affect executive functioning skills and social interactions? Tune in to discover their nuanced opinions and recommendations for parents struggling with screen time limits and the potential consequences of excessive screen use on a child's future success. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠IG⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠Youtube⁠ {{chapters}}[00:00:00] Start[00:01:35] Screen addiction in ADHD.[00:07:01] Screen addiction and gambling comparison.[00:08:05] Screen time and child behavior.[00:14:37] Screen time limits for ADHD.[00:18:09] Managing video game usage.[00:22:16] Screens and refusal to brush.[00:24:18] Screen time impact on children.[00:27:13] Video games and social skills.[00:32:37] Big tech concerns and parenting.[00:36:51] Visual time management for kids.[00:40:33] Importance of varied experiences.
In this episode, hosts Ryan and Michael delve into the world of evidence-based treatment recommendations for kids with ADHD. They explore the common misconceptions surrounding therapy and coaching for children with ADHD, questioning the effectiveness of traditional approaches like cognitive training and social skills groups. Are these methods truly helping children make real-world progress, or are there more proactive and impactful strategies to consider? Tune in to discover the key concepts and insights shared by the hosts, as they navigate through the complexities of supporting children with ADHD. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠IG⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠Youtube⁠ {{chapters}}[00:00:00] Start[00:00:32] Evidence-based treatment recommendations.[00:04:25] Treatment recommendations for kids with ADHD.[00:10:45] Social skills training for ADHD.[00:11:57] Requirements for social skills groups.[00:15:40] Ineffective school support systems.[00:19:39] Neurofeedback training pros and cons.[00:24:02] Parent behavior training programs.[00:26:38] Parenting challenges with ADHD.[00:31:44] Behavioral peer interventions.[00:34:18] Executive Functioning Coaching Importance.[00:39:27] The red countdown timer[00:43:20] Shifting focus to real-world progress.
In this episode, hosts Ryan and Michael delve into the rising trend of late autism diagnoses and the implications for parents and children. They question the surge in inaccurate diagnoses and discuss the importance of looking beyond labels to focus on a child's unique needs and potential. What is behind professionals teaching fragility and how does that impact children's development? How can parents navigate through questionable diagnoses and prioritize their child's quality of life? Tune in to discover the answers and gain valuable insights into supporting children with ADHD. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠IG⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠Youtube⁠ {{chapters}}[00:00:00] Start[00:00:00] Rise in mental health fragility.[00:06:25] Social struggles in ADHD.[00:08:36] Misconceptions about autism.[00:11:33] Autism and ADHD misconceptions.[00:15:03] Label obsession in child diagnoses.[00:20:48] Teaching independence and resilience.[00:23:16] Three areas of focus: home, academic, social
In this episode of the ADHD Guys podcast, hosts Ryan and Michael delve into the misconceptions surrounding ADHD evaluations and treatments. They challenge outdated recommendations and emphasize the importance of parent coaching in strengthening executive functions. Do therapy and social skills groups really help kids with ADHD? How can parents navigate the overwhelming evaluation process to ensure effective support for their children? Tune in to uncover the truth behind ADHD treatments and discover the key to fostering growth in children with ADHD. Find Mike @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠IG⁠ Find Ryan @ ⁠⁠ & on ⁠Youtube⁠ {{chapters}}  [00:00:00] Start[00:00:36] Misunderstanding of ADHD treatments.[00:04:50] Evaluations for ADHD diagnosis.[00:07:52] Executive functioning and success.[00:12:34] Executive functioning and behavior therapy.[00:15:10] Misconceptions about therapy.[00:20:29] Parent coaching in executive functioning.[00:23:18] Ineffective social skills groups.[00:26:10] Kids thriving without phones.



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