It’s not easy being a child, tween, or teen with ADHD. It’s not easy being the parent of one either. Whether your child has recently received this diagnosis or has lived with it for a while, how you deal with it can have a profound impact on your child’s social success in life. Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and co-author (with Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw) of ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know, indicates that “A really important part of being a parent of a child with ADHD is to help them understand their effect on you and their effect on kids their age so they can find different ways of relating to people.” Annie talks with Katherine about the myths of ADHD and how parents and teachers need to educate ourselves so we can all do a better job providing these children with their best learning and living environments.
About Katherine Ellison (@KathEllison)
Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, public speaker, editor, and writing consultant. Her two main areas of expertise are neuroscience and energy reform.
For more than 20 years, Ellison was an award-winning foreign correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers, reporting from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and serving as bureau chief in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. She is the co-author of ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know. Her other books include: The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter and Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention. Learn more at KatherineEllison.com and Buzz The Year of Paying Attention on Facebook.
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