PAP 029:

Out-of-the-Box Parenting is Key for ADHD

with Roberto Olivardia PhD

In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking with Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, about how imperative it is to think outside the box when raising kids with ADHD. And Dr. Olivardia should know, he has ADHD himself and employs some very creative strategies to manage his own challenges. His insights and experience will inspire your parenting.

“If you think you’re dumb or stupid, then everything’s off the table. Nothing works.” — Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Resources in this Episode

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My Guest


Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with Dyslexia. He also specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men.

He has appeared in publications such as TIME, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and has been featured on Good Morning America, EXTRA, CBS This Morning, CNN, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio and webinar shows and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude Magazine, a publication serving the needs of people with ADHD and Learning Disabilities and serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, a leading organization supporting those with ADHD, as well as the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

Where to Find Dr. Olivardia

Email: [email protected]

Book: The Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys

Thanks for joining me!

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