041: Mental Skills Training for Parenting ADHD, with Carrie Cheadle

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Mental skills training is common in sports and athletics, but it's also invaluable for parents raising kids with special needs. Mental skills trainer Carrie Cheadle and I talk about releasing the pressure valve, resilience, redefining success for our parenting and our kids, and adopting the mindset you need to thrive. This is an awesome conversation for every parent, but especially for parents raising kids with disabilities.

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My Guest

CARRIE CHEADLE

Carrie Cheadle lives in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, California and has been working on the performance of teams, organizations, and individual athletes and exercisers since 2002. She is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance.

Carrie has worked with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. Carrie also specializes in working with athletes and exercisers and families with Type I Diabetes and she’s the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp as well as an adjunct professor for the sport psychology graduate program at John F. Kennedy University.

 

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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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