175: We are All Beautifully Complex — Parenting ADHD Has a New Name

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I am excited to announce that the Parenting ADHD podcast is now the Beautifully Complex podcast. 

I’ll still be sharing the same content on neurodiversity, ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning challenges, and this complex parenting journey. But now I’ll be doing it under this broader name so parents raising neurodivergent kids who don’t have ADHD will join our community also. 

The entire premise of everything I share and teach is that when we feel good we can do good. 

So how do we help our kids (and ourselves) feel good? Through acceptance, understanding, seeing behavior as communication, and being the calm anchor in the storm for our kids. 

The Beautifully Complex podcast will help parents, caregivers, and educators harness the realization that we are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. Each week I’ll offer insights and actionable strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids — those with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities… My approach to decoding behavior while honoring neurodiversity, and parenting the individual child you have will provide you with the tools to help you understand and transform behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create the joyful family life you crave. 

It’s the same mission I’ve always had for the podcast… I’m just opening my arms wider to invite more parents, caregivers, and educators in. 

I hope you’ll continue to join me on the journey of learning to help our neurodivergent kids find their versions of success and joy, while stressing less and enjoying parenting more.

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Transcript

Penny Williams 0:03

We are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. A belief that helps us accept our kids for exactly who they are and where they are. It's foundational to helping our kids feel good.

Penny Williams 0:19

Welcome to the beautifully complex podcast, where I share insights and strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids straight from the trenches. I'm your host, Penny Williams. I'm a parenting coach, author and mindset mama, honored to guide you on the journey of raising your a typical kid. Let's get started.

Penny Williams 0:42

You may have noticed that the podcast name has changed. I'm excited to announce that the parenting ADHD podcast is becoming the beautifully complex podcast, I'll still be sharing the same content on neuro diversity, ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning challenges, etc. And this complex parenting journey. But now I'll be doing it under this broader name. So parents raising neurodivergent kids who don't have ADHD can find and join our community.

Penny Williams 1:13

Also, the entire premise of everything I share and teach is that when we feel good, we can do good. So how do we help our kids and ourselves to feel good? Through acceptance, understanding, seeing behaviors, communication, and being the calm anchor in the storm for our kids, the beautifully complex podcast will help parents, caregivers, and educators to harness the realization that we are all beautifully complex, and marvelously imperfect.

Penny Williams 1:48

Each week, I'll offer insights and actionable strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids, those with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities, and the other diagnoses that fall under neuro divergence. My approach to decoding behavior while honoring neurodiversity, and parenting the individual child that you have, will provide you with the tools to help you understand and transform behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting, confidence, and create the joyful family life that you crave.

Penny Williams 2:25

It's the same mission I've always had for this podcast. I'm just opening my arms wider to invite more parents, caregivers and educators in. So why Beautifully Complex? Beautifully Complex is part of the Behavior Revolution's Manifesto of the Neurodiverse Family, which outlines the belief system that you need to adopt to help neurodivergent kids succeed, and their families to thrive. That particular tenant is we are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. A belief that helps us accept our kids for exactly who they are, and where they are. It's foundational to helping our kids feel good.

Penny Williams 3:09

f you want your free copy of the Manifesto of the neurodiverse family. Visit the show notes for this episode at parenting, ADHD and autism.com/ 175. We have some wonderful episodes planned as we transition into the Beautifully Complex podcast. Amy McCready, positive parenting expert shares, no guilt, no yelling parenting strategies. I'm talking compliance versus regulation, with ot Greg Santucci, and Jonathan Joly talks about what it was like growing up feeling other, and so much more. I

Penny Williams 3:49

hope you'll continue to join me on the journey of learning to help our neurodivergent kids find their versions of success and joy, while stressing less and enjoying parenting more.

Penny Williams 4:00

So here's your action item for this week, I want you to consider what it means that we are all beautifully complex, and marvelously and perfect. How does this belief help us to accept who our kids are and where they are? In think about it in the specifics of your own child, and your own parenting? educators who are listening, think about it in the context of different children that have passed through your classroom or your school. How were they complex and imperfect? And how can we shift our thinking, to really think of that as the normal and to recognize the beauty in differences? That's your action for this week, and I'll see you next week. Take good care.

Penny Williams 5:00

Thanks for joining me on the beautifully complex podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and share. And don't forget to check out my online courses and parent coaching at parenting ADHD and autism.com and at the behavior revolution.com

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About the show...

I'm your host, Penny.

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…

My approach to decoding behavior while honoring neurodiversity and parenting the individual child you have will provide you with the tools to help you understand and transform behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create the joyful family life you crave. I am honored to have helped thousands of families worldwide to help their kids feel good so they can do good.

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  • Hi Penny I have been listening to your podcasts for a while now. I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you for the advice and explanation on ADHD and the brain. I run an organisation called Oshay’s Brain Domains that affects people with FASD. I would love to have a chat with you whenever you can.
    I would love to come on your show.

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