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CoreBrain Journal - Dr Charles Parker 7th March 2017
096 Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children – Williams
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096 Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children – Williams

 Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children

Penny Williams, Asheville, NC. Penny, an acclaimed author, guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and autism. She's the mother of a son with combined ADHD and autism, the author of three award-winning books on parenting ADHD children, founder and instructor at The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.

A veteran parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the creator of the award-winning website that provides coursework with details: The Complete Parenting ADHD Course - See the course outline and bonuses at this link [not an affiliate].

Her Bestselling Books: 

Her report during this Episode at CBJ/096 addresses how:

  • parents must move forward away from labels,
  • to differentiate problems from normal behaviors,
  • to work with peer relationships,
  • parents can address the complexity issues of high intelligence.


 Parenting ADHD & Autistic Children Detailed at CBJ/096

  • At first, I thought my son's only problem was ADHD [spp-timestamp time="3:25"]
  • Understanding him as a child started with Ross Greene's book [spp-timestamp time="5:49"]
  • Our biggest red flag: he didn's understand someone's intention towards him [spp-timestamp time="10:18"]
  • We didn't know as much as we should about meds [spp-timestamp time="14:23"]
  • "Complexity" is a defining word for our son [spp-timestamp time="19:18"]
  • He used games to eventually develop friendships [spp-timestamp time="23:45"]
  • How I differentiate "typical" from "problems" without using labels [spp-timestamp time="28:07"]
  • Schools, labels and Dr. Zak Stein [spp-timestamp time="32:35"]


Penny's Download In PDF 

Homework Tips: Parenting Strategies for ADHD/Autism



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