012: Compassionate Parenting: Be a Student of Your Child, with Brian R. King

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

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The Explosive Child, Ross Greene, Ph.D.

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My Guest

BRIAN R. KING

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.

 

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Join me as I help parents, caregivers, and educators like you harness the realization that we are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. Each week I deliver insights and actionable strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids — those with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities…

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