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Becoming a Parent Coach

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A while back, I was a guest on Sean McCormick’s, Earn More Tutoring podcast, where we discussed my coaching model and how I began training others to be ADHD Parent Coaches.

We also discuss the progression of how PTS Coaching began and grew. There are many good takeaways if you have a coaching or tutoring business that you are getting off the ground.

LISTEN HERE

I have had so many participants of my Calm and Connected© parent workshop want to take their passion and train to support other parents.  Through my ADHD Parent Coach Academy, I train therapists, educators, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and parents whose children have now launched into adulthood.

If you have any questions about becoming an ADHD Parent Coach, please get in touch with me:
You can call me at 516.398.9934.

Or, if you prefer, please use this link to set up a good time for us to speak: http://bit.ly/PTScalendar

I’m looking forward to talking with you.

Best,
Cindy

Keep It Real Online Campaign – Brilliant!

Keep it Real Online

The New Zealand government has been stepping up its efforts to educate citizens about online safety. Their Keep It Real Online campaign focuses on protecting children and young people by providing helpful tips and advice to their parents and caregivers. The intent was to create a campaign that wouldn’t just bring awareness to the specific issues … Read more

TIME MANAGEMENT – IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR!

Time Management -It's a Family Affair 2023

CREATE PEACE OF MIND, REDUCE STRESS, AHHHH… Effective time management skills are essential to all adults and children. From scheduling and managing after-school activities to homework to chores… oh, and your life, too. Day-to-day demands can become overwhelming and create an atmosphere of constant stress. Who doesn’t want a calmer, more efficient morning, a less … Read more

Dystinct Magazine – ADHD in the Classroom

Teachers and related Professionals want to help children but don’t always have the necessary knowledge or resources. I was asked to contribute an article to Dystinct Magazine. In the article, I offer specific strategies that teachers and related professionals can use to support their students with ADHD in the classroom. In addition to the strategies I outline in … Read more

Talking to Your Child About ADHD Medication

ADHD & Medication

One of the most commonly prescribed treatments for ADHD is stimulant medication, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) or amphetamines (Adderall). However, for children who have never taken ADHD medication, the prospect of starting stimulant medication can be overwhelming and confusing. Parents often ask me how they can best prepare their children to take ADHD stimulant medication … Read more

ADHD and ODD

ADHD & ODD

What is the relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Parents often reach out to me for support when their otherwise bright, wonderful children behave in ways they find challenging, disrespectful, and unproductive. Understandably, they want more calm and compliance – not to mention less arguing and stress!  After all … Read more

Consistent Parenting and Setting Limits

Being Consistent and Following Through As a consistent parent who sets limits and boundaries, you can help your child feel safe and confident. When a child or teen knows that you will follow through on your word they will have a sense of boundaries and will know what to expect. Does this sound like you? … Read more

What is Executive Dysfunction?

Executive Dysfunction

Have you ever heard the term Executive Dysfunction? Executive Function is the set of mental skills or processes that allow us to use our intelligence and problem-solving abilities to help us work toward achieving our goals.  They affect a person’s ability to plan, organize, initiate, and complete tasks. It is a common problem for people … Read more

Ten Steps to Support Children with ADHD

Ten steps to support children with ADHD blog 2.1.23

Here are 10 essential steps to improve the care, support, and outcomes for children with ADHD. 1. Understand the Social/Emotional impact of ADHD on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system. 2. Create a uniform, comprehensive diagnostic procedure for assessing ADHD, including full family history, medical assessment for allergies and sensitivities, cognitive assessment, and observation … Read more

Phonics or Balanced Literacy: How Does Your School Teach Reading?

Sold a Story: How does our district teach reading?

I was an active member of my school’s PTA over 20 years ago. I became aware that my district was using a highly regarded balanced literacy/whole language reading program to teach children how to read. This same program was being used in most schools nationwide.  As parents, we were concerned that our children were not … Read more