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1. Co-Parenting Amidst Diagnosis Disagreements with Alana Manix
Episode 17th May 2024 • ADHD Mums • Jane McFadden
00:00:00 01:01:31

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**Trigger warning: there is discussion of a child disclosing suicidal tendencies**

This episode of the ADHD Mums Podcast features a heartfelt and enlightening conversation with Alana Mannix about the complexities of co-parenting children with additional needs, particularly in the face of diagnosis disagreements.

Jane and Alana delve into their personal experiences with ADHD, the importance of seeking documented evidence and working collaboratively with schools, and the challenges of navigating relationships with ex-partners who may not be on the same page regarding their children's needs.

Key Highlights:

-Alana shares the challenges she faced in getting a diagnosis for her children due to disagreements with her ex-partner.

- The importance of documented evidence from schools and medical professionals in supporting children’s needs.

- Strategies for effective communication with ex-partners, including keeping communication open and factual, and inviting them to participate in medical appointments.

- Personal insights into managing ADHD as adults and parents, including medication experiences and the impact of ADHD on daily life and decision-making.

- The role of supportive communities and professional advice in navigating the journey of parenting neurodiverse children in a co-parenting setting.

The discussion also covers the broader implications of diagnosis and acceptance within families, offering valuable advice and solidarity to parents facing similar struggles.




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