ADHD Coaching: What is it? Who needs it? How does it work? Does it take the place of medication or therapy? These are common questions, and my interview with John Tucker on this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast will provide answers to all those questions, and more. ADHD coaching can be a powerful tool for teens and young adults, OR for parents of teens and young adults.
Please note! This is not just an FAQ about ADHD Coaching. John shares lots of his coaching wisdom and strategies in this episode as well. Enjoy!
Resources in this Episode
(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)
It’s important to get a coach who is trained in ADHD, not just a “life” coach. ADHD coaches know about impulsivity, executive functioning delays, etc.
An individual has to want to be coached, for ADHD coaching to be effective.
You can have a trail of co-morbidities related to the rotten way the world has treated you. Coaching can help families approach kids with ADHD in a more effective way for everyone.
The Insider’s Guide to ADHD, Penny Williams
Delivered from Distraction, Ned Hallowell
ADDitude Magazine’s online forum: ADDconnect.com
Boarding/military school in Canada: Robert Land Academy in Ontario.
My Guest in this Episode
John Tucker is an ADHD Coach in private practice in Canada. He helps clients appreciate their strengths and pay less attention to their perceived weaknesses. He often coaches those in early adulthood who are having difficulty with schooling, transitions, addictions, and relationships… and sometimes all of those.
With 25 years as a teacher and a school principal, and a PhD in education where he studied and wrote about students in transition, John is uniquely qualified to coach those having difficulty education. He specializes in coaching students who are having difficulty with this transition.
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Author: Penny Williams
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider’s Guide to ADHD Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for 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.