Many kids with ADHD are brilliant in one way or another, but still struggle. You can be smart, and struggle — and that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. In this episode, I’m talking to child psychologist and author of the book Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD, Katherine Quie, PhD, about the inconsistencies that are the very nature of ADHD. Katherine talks about her experience raising her son with ADHD and the challenges of raising a kid who is gifted and still struggles. This conversation offers an honest look at real life parenting kids with ADHD.
“We [parents] can get trapped in all these anxieties, culturally, that really don’t matter.“
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Katherine Quie, PhD recently founded ADHD&U as an outlet for her passion in supporting youth and families impacted by ADHD. She is a licensed child psychologist with a specializaton in neuropsychology and author of the memoir, Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD. She is a mother of two and lives in Saint Paul with her husband.
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