There can be no debate that parenting kids with ADHD (and/or autism) is hard. Super hard! However, there are many approaches that can soften the edges and make this special brand of parenthood a little easier, and a lot more successful. Brian R. King, aka The Compassionate Dad, teaches parents to be a student of your child — to let your child’s truth guide you. It’s all about compassionate parenting — compassion for your child, and for yourself — and it’s powerful for parents of kids with ADHD.

In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, Brian and I discuss compassionate parenting, how to implement it, and the power that it holds for families of kids with ADHD.



Resources in this EpisodePAP 012: Be a Student of Your Child, Compassionate Parenting for ADHD, with Brian R. King

(Yes, some of these may be affiliate links.)

>>> Brian’s FREE Download: 5 Keys for Raising a Child with ADHD Using Compassion


Books Discussed: 

The Explosive Child, Ross Greene



My Guest in this Episode

Growing up with ADHD and Dyslexia and later in life being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis is hard enough. Add to it raising three sons with Asperger’s and ADHD and you’ll find someone with world class patience and resourcefulness. That someone is Brian R. King, The Compassionate Dad.

Where to find Brian:
Facebook: Brian R. King or Compassionate Parents Group


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Penny Williams
Author. Parenting Guide. Journalist. Speaker.
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. Penny is the current editor of, 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.