Parenting is complex – especially if you have a child with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges!
Love, intuition, and logic can only get us so far.
Most parents are given little more than some reading material, general advice, and perhaps medication when children are diagnosed with ADHD, Executive Function challenges, or Anxiety. However, these challenges often involve more than just difficulty with inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Many of these children struggle to manage their emotions and their ability to plan and carry out their goals, and much more.
Even the most loving couples don’t always see parenting through the same lens. Parent Coaching has long been recognized as essential in treating children with ADHD/ Executive Function challenges. The insights and tools my Parent Coaches provide can shift family dynamics to build children’s confidence, resilience, and grit as they face school and life difficulties. Challenging behaviors are reduced, deeper bonds are formed, and compliance is improved. Our parents share their stories of joy and success as the calm, laughter, and connection return to their relationships with their children when they get the support they need.
My Parenting Philosophy: Parent the child YOU have!
Parent Coaching can help you gain insights to shift the dynamics that have created so much stress and chaos.
- Improve cooperation and positive actions
- Set boundaries that encourage growth and independence
- Establish consequences that promote growth and are not just punitive
- Help your kids listen and communicate more effectively
- Learn to speak through strength, not anger, as you set limits and inspire success
- Stay accountable to make the changes you desire in your parenting style
Our job is to help our children become the best version of whom they are meant to be. It’s not always easy to see them struggle and know how to support them without enabling their development. The key lies in knowing what they are truly capable of and how to help them develop the skills they need to thrive.
The Coaching fee is $150 per session. Each session is usually between 50 minutes and an hour, at a time mutually convenient for the student and the coach.
You may also choose to pay for a 4-session package for $550, due at the beginning of the 4-week schedule.
Coaching is not covered by health insurance. If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account), you may be able to use that for coaching sessions. Please check with your account provider.
8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD
This ADHD book is rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans to help your children grow into the best version of themselves.
ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom
Practical insights, tools, and activities to support the social and emotional education of children who learn differently.
Cindy Goldrich is a phenomenal instructor and made it simple to stay engaged. As a result, I earned an APCA license to teach Calm and Connected: Parenting Children and Teens with Executive.
Cindy’s coaching programs are fantastic. She teaches you in a way in which you feel encouraged and empowered to try new methods and approaches to supporting your child(ren) with ADHD.
I have thoroughly enjoyed both classes and learned so much. I am excited about providing these services in my community and encourage other professionals to attend Cindy’s training.
Cindy has an incredible depth of knowledge. The passion for what she does shines through. Her Calm & Connected class completely changed my relationship with my son! The strategies I received have been invaluable. Being a parent of a neurodiverse child is the hardest job in the world, so to receive help from someone who truly understands has been life-changing.
Thank you for helping me to appreciate my family. I left work early to see the kids. I walked in the door (washed my hands, changed, and mouth washed) and just hugged them both. Both girls said, “You’re home already?!” and added that they missed me. The dynamic at our house has changed completely. Bonus: they both told me, after the hugging and laughing, that they finished their work. I’m definitely happy about that, but thrilled to know I got to tell them “I love you” with a big smile before they could give me that information.
You have changed my life. I’m forever grateful. Stay safe! Sincerely, Erin
I have read your book and have been following you for a few years and on your email list. and I’ve learned so much from you. I especially admire how you are a big supporter of moms taking the coaching role in parenting their children with ADHD and special needs. You are a role model for me and so many others. I want you to know that who you are and what you do really make a major impact in the world.
I have wanted to reach out to you for some time to say thank you for your Calm and Connected program for parents. I remember sitting there and listening to the different families tell their stories and while some things were familiar, other information was totally foreign to me. I remember saying to myself “Thank God, we’re not going through that.” Well, sure enough, many times since I have now corrected and said “thank God I took the course and I understand because of those people I met.” It was excellent preparation for what was to come on this ever-evolving journey.
The other point I wanted to acknowledge in regard to the program is that the course brought things to my attention and I have been diagnosed with ADHD. It was a bit of a process, but it was confirmed this winter. I wouldn’t have realized had it not been through that workshop.
So, I just wanted you to know how tremendously helpful your program has been and it truly was a godsend as I literally stumbled upon it.
I have learned that when I don’t react or respond to every emotional outburst, fewer and less severe problematic situations (related to my child’s unwillingness, particularly for chores, homework, mealtimes and sibling interactions) occurred.
I feel so much less stress, as a parent. I knew I probably needed to be more consistent, set limits, and create structure, but now I have the tools and confidence to really make the changes for me and for my child.
I now really know how to distinguish if my child is being willfully defiant or manipulative or if he is just really struggling to do what he should. This allows me to respond more effectively and help really change the outcomes.
You’ve developed a really brilliant program here. I wish I had it when my son was first diagnosed 10 years ago!
Gwynn A. (Mother and APCA Parent Coach Academy Graduate)
This training course and Calm and Connected material is so fantastic; it’s meaty with descriptions of most importantly what it’s like for kids with ADHD, with concepts like disability thinking on the parent’s end to help defray emotional reaction to child’s behaviors, solid and sensible communication techniques that can work in ANY relationship. I’m sure you’ve heard over and over from coaching trainees that they wished they had Calm and Connected for their own family issues. I know that’s how I feel. And though my son is in a good place, and feeling fulfilled yet still learning, I have really kept this curriculum in mind when the much less occasional friction rears up. So thank you! Your delivery is therapeutic, positive, and easy to maintain full attention for 2 hours at a clip. Honest, and clear, and so willing to clear up any confusion in a calm manner.
Heidi P. (Mother and ADHD Parent Coach Academy Graduate)
I knew I needed better communication skills to be able to cope with the new phase of our relationship. …I think it was one the smartest thing I ever did in my life. I feel it is going to bring me closer to my son and understand what he was trying to tell me, for a very simple reason, I now know how to communicate with a calm and collaborative problem-solving attitude instead of being judgmental, short-tempered parent. I love my son dearly. If this will make me help him and not enable him, I will do it again and again and again. For me, that was the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you Cindy.
Amal A. (Parent and ADHD Parent Coach Academy Graduate)
Cindy Goldrich is insightful, real, and reassuring. If you are wondering whether your struggles with your atypical child are typical, Cindy’s seminar is the best place to start. You will find common ground immediately with other parents who adore their children but are struggling immensely. You will find answers to your questions. You will find laughter and camaraderie. You will find reassurance that you are already a good parent — one who will increasingly strengthen bonds and provide the best support you can with Cindy’s guidance, tools, and strategies. Cindy is the best type of coach — one who provides the most up-to-date science, research, and educational insights while also providing the means to more calm and confidence that are the very art of parenting. I encourage you to take the opportunity to join Cindy’s seminar; you will not be disappointed.
This course really made me look at my son as not just a boy, not just an ADHD kid, but as himself. I’m enjoying him so much more. I look at him through a different lens now and don’t worry so much about what he’s not doing in school. He’s my little buddy. He’s so much more than just his struggles.
I have read your book, and many of your articles and have participated in many of your webinar series. You are just wonderful! And your expertise and advice to parents such as myself is largely responsible for the changes I have made in myself in how I respond to and interact with my son.
Cindy, this article perfectly describes my son. If it weren’t for your Calm and Connected© class I would not have had the tools to recognize the symptoms. I’m happy to report he is now in 8th grade, has a 504, and is feeling much better about his achievements.
I highly recommend working with Cindy. She brings, calm, clarity, and wisdom to your family when you need it most. She understands the challenges you encounter on a daily basis and helps you over the hurdles. Cindy provides her wisest insights and still respects your position and supports you unwaveringly. Most importantly, she helps you see your child in a new light so that you can be your child’s biggest advocate. I am forever grateful for all that Cindy has taught me and my family.
Cindy helped me realize the importance of working through my own unexpressed emotions. Cindy helped me see this and gave me valuable tools to help the healing process. I am so very grateful for her time and guidance and happy to report that both my son and myself are much better because of it.
Cindy’s Calm and Connected parenting workshop is incredible. It helped improve my relationship with my son with ADHD and our overall family dynamics. I go back to the materials often!
My husband and I want to express our most sincere thank you for allowing us to participate in your webinar! As was expected, it was TERRIFIC!
Thank you for an incredibly useful training session. It was SO helpful to be able to do this via the web. I would not have been able to do it otherwise. I got a lot out of the course and I plan to go deeply into your materials in the months to come to keep teaching and reminding myself of everything you presented.
Cindy, If it weren’t for your Calm and Connected class I would not have had the tools to recognize the symptoms. I’m happy to report he is now in 8th grade, has a 504, and is feeling much better about his achievements.
I worked with PTS Coaching during a difficult time in my son’s school career and quickly realized the importance of working through my own unexpressed emotions. Cindy helped me see this and gave me valuable tools to help the healing process. I am so very grateful for her time and guidance and happy to report that both my son and myself are much better because of it.
I highly recommend working with Cindy. She brings, calm, clarity, and wisdom to your family when you need it most. She understands the challenges you encounter on a daily basis and helps you over the hurdles. Cindy provides her wisest insights and still respects your position and supports you unwaveringly.
Most importantly, she helps you see your child in a new light so that you can be your child’s biggest advocate. I am forever grateful for all that Cindy has taught me and my family.
If it hadn’t been for your course and your outreach to parents I wouldn’t have been able to advocate for my son. Now he can receive the support he needs to reach his potential. Thank YOU!
I loved the content and delivery. I felt like I was talking with a friend. Cindy, you are very relatable and the connection you have with the parents is very special. There is Nothing false about you. We can tell you feel passionate about your work and passionate about helping others. I am so grateful for you and this workshop!
The 1st meeting I had with Cindy I just vented and she listened. She was compassionate and knowledgeable and helped me realize I could help my son. After Cindy visited my son’s school and spoke with his teacher I knew she was an awesome asset to my son’s education. The strategies she suggested to his teacher worked within a week and he is on a path to success.
I have taken Cindy’s 6-week parenting course and attended her parent support group. They both are terrific and blend just the right amount of education, insight, support, and sharing. Cindy is a highly competent and expert coach who is able to make what sometimes seems like the impossible, possible, and even achievable. She is also a warm and caring coach who draws on her wealth and breadth of experience to help parents better understand and effectively parent their children.
Cindy has made the very difficult task of parenting a child with ADHD so much more manageable for me. The mantras she shares have been very helpful in enabling me to deal with the anger and “why me” feelings that often accompany having a child with ADHD. She has truly helped me “Parent the child I have” (to use a quote that Cindy often does). I feel better knowing Cindy is there when I need her.
My son and I are so much more respectful to one another. We are not screaming at each other, but rather connecting and interacting in a calm manner. We, as a family have learned so much! The time management skills have changed our homework hours and created an environment of love and support, not a battlefield! Thank you Cindy!
You have given me renewed joy with my daughter. Thank you so much!
I am a clinical psychologist and I have worked with many psychologists, social workers and therapists. I took Cindy’s 7-week course on parenting children with ADHD and was very impressed. Cindy covers a broad range of material and offers many practical techniques and tools for parents dealing with challenging children. But most importantly, Cindy has a gift for making parents feel understood. She helps parents look at their weaknesses without making them feel badly about their parenting. She provides a great sense of hope for parents who are feeling despairing and guilty. I so valued her coaching that my daughter and I now work with her privately on an ongoing basis. Working with Cindy has been invaluable to us and our relationship.
I highly recommend Cindy’s class and her coaching to parents and professionals working with people with ADHD.
Thank you so much for your training. I really took your advice at the session to heart and I’ve made a shift in my position from that of a parent who believes her child’s teachers don’t “get it,” to that of a parent who realizes that his teachers probably mean well but likely do not have the depth of training needed to really understand the needs of these diverse learners. As a counselor, and a parent of a child with ADHD and dyslexia, I realize that my personal experience and training have provided me with insights and tools that I can share with his teachers so they might be able to better help him and other students. I’m also reaching out to the principal and the counseling and case management team to see if there are ways that I can help educate teachers and other parents. I have to tread lightly–I don’t want to step on toes–but I genuinely feel that I can help make a difference in the lives of students at our school.
I attended your webinar, “Managing Homework: Parents Edition” this past week. It was one of the most informative webinars I have attended regarding kids with ADD. We have been struggling with my son, who is now a sophomore, for years with his homework and completing assignments on time. This gave me so much valuable information that I am going to utilize. In addition to all of the valuable information, the whole webinar was well put together, it flowed nicely, and was easy to follow along and understand. I am a former trainer myself so I understand how much time goes into a quality presentation like this. You also were very easy to understand and you didn’t speak too fast. It moved at a nice pace.
Thank you for your time and expertise.
Thank you so much for the info in the webinar. I think it is really going to help me and my son navigate and survive homework time. Thank you!
I knew I needed better communication skills to be able to cope with the new phase of our relationship. …I think it was one the smartest thing I ever did in my life. I feel it is going to bring me closer to my son and understand what he was trying to tell me, for a very simple reason, I now know how to communicate with a calm and collaborative problem-solving attitude instead of being a judgmental, short-tempered parent. I love my son dearly. If this will make me help him and not enable him, I will do it again and again and again. For me, that was the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you Cindy.
This book (8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD) is a godsend for parents raising kids who have the exciting but often challenging condition called ADHD. Written by a woman who has helped thousands of parents through her enormously successful parenting workshops and classes, Cindy Goldrich’s book is an instant classic.
Edward Hallowell, MD, Renowned child and adult psychiatrist, educator, and author of Driven to Distraction
It was so wonderful to speak with you a few weeks ago – thank you so much for your time and expert insights. I have told tons of people about your book (8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD), which my husband, parents, and I are all reading! As a parenting writer (and as a parent), I’ve read so many books on subjects like this and I have to say, yours is exceptionally helpful. What I admire most about it, is that it keeps the big picture always in mind, so you don’t get too bogged down in the details (but at the same time, it is full of concrete specific strategies). I’ve learned so much from it, and I’m not a newcomer to this disorder, so thank you! I’ll continue to recommend it to parents, and I hope that featuring it in my book, will give the title that much more exposure.
Nicole C. Kear, Author