Journey With Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids is designed for children with ADHD to listen to and feel understood. It will educate, empower, and encourage listeners to understand their uniquely wired, neurodivergent minds. The challenges will be discussed, mindset growth will be encouraged, and strengths/gifts will be celebrated! ADHD will grow from an excuse to a reason that we need to face challenges head on and become an advocate for the incredible strengths that we have!
Here's the Latest Episode from Journey With Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids:
One of the #1 struggles I hear about when talking to people with ADHD is FOCUS! This is a struggle that rings true for most all of us with ADHD because our Dopamine & Epinephrine levels (chemicals we all have in our brains) is a little lower and needs more power to function at full potential! The great news is that even though we can't force focus, we can create an environment that will help you find success in this area! This episode shares three of many pieces of armor you can put on to become the strongest ADHD warrior you can be when it comes to focus! Here are a few hints: Movement, small pieces, and brain breaks!
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It's easy to throw goals out like candy, but when we are making goals to grow our ADHD mind, there needs to be some investigation done. We need to figure out why we do what we do in order to change anything. In this episode, we will explore this idea. You will also hear from my daughter and her friend who both have ADHD and want to share their goals with you and the steps they want to take to walk toward those goals. I believe in each and every one of you and I'm here for you every step of the way. Let's put on our growth mindset and move towards our goals together.
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This is a short and sweet episode simply encouraging reflection on past episodes. What have you learned? What do you want to know more about? What have you discovered about yourself that you want to continue working on? We are ALL learning and growing day by day. Now choose ONE specific goal that you want to work on in the 2021 year. PLEASE send these brainstormed goals to me through my website.
Next week we will talk about breaking those goals into bite size pieces and how to motivate ourselves to take the steps towards the goal we have set! Practice makes progress! Happy New Year to you all!!
As emotions rise high and feel super intense, it feels like we become an erupting volcano; and it feels impossible to keep that lava down! In this episode we talk about two simple, yet impactful techniques we can use to bring that lava down and feel more calm in choosing a "right size" reaction to day to day moments. These two things take time and practice to become a habit, but if done consistently, there will be a newfound inner calm too! The breath and break strategy may look different for each of you and may take some modeling by adults, with a lot of practice, to make progress. Visit the website below and contact me with success stories as you practice these strategies!
Sleep is so important for our ADHD brains (really for any brain), that we are going to continue to talk about how poor sleep heightens our ADHD struggles, and how good sleep gives us the physical and mental strength we need to take on the challenge of focus, memory, motivation, emotion control, and even anxiety to name a few. My daughter joins us again as she sheds light on her sleep struggles, while giving valuable tools that help. There are many great strategies out there, but today we talk about how daily exercise and nightly structured routines are two steps to try.
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SLEEP! It is something that we all need to live our healthiest life, yet for those of us with ADHD, it's a battle that needs to be won! Let's just say that sleep often doesn't come natural for those of us with busy brains. We have a hard time falling asleep; when we do, then we have a hard time staying asleep. Then, once we finally find our deep sleep, we have a hard time waking up! In this episode, you will meet my daughter, Alayna, who will share her personal sleep struggles along with a few helpful strategies to try. We know that lack of sleep heightens our ADHD symptoms; so in order to combat our struggles we need to be well rested and ready to go.
Visit www.adhdlullaby.com for more information on how to access that music designed specifically to calm the ADHD mind.
Welcome back to part 2 as we dive deeper into WHAT steps we can take when we find ourselves struggling with anxiety. My personal ADHD life coach, Jessica Heimsoth, joins us again on this episode as we talk about becoming self-aware, taking breaths, sharing thoughts feelings, and emotions with a trusted adult. Through practice we can find ourselves more calm and responding to "anxious" moments in a whole new way! Please note that children experience anxiety in unique ways and have different levels of need. I hope that this episode is a stepping stone to grow in this area and a new calm is found.
Visit www.katelynmabry.com to find a facial feature printable that can be used to identify emotions and help lead a conversation.
Do you ever feel like there are snakes in your tummy? Are your thoughts taking you to negative places that leads you to feel like your heart is racing? These are just a few examples of experiencing anxiety. Research shows that kids with ADHD are 3 x more likely to experience anxiety then a "neurotypical" peer. My personal ADHD life coach, Jessica Heimsoth, joins me on this episode as we talk about what anxiety may look like for you individually and how important it is to first identify it so next steps can be taken towards practicing more calm thoughts. Next week, we will continue with part 2 and Jessica will dive in deeper with what we can do in those moments of anxiety.
Visit Jessica's website for more resources www.everythoughtcaptivecoach.com
You can also grab a copy of my book or connect with me on my website www.katelynmabry.com.
Welcome to part 2 of "Why Do I Lie?! It is encouraged for a parent or trusted adult to sit in on this episode, to learn alongside each other. One more bonus "why" is explained and then we dive into the armor both child and adult can put on to battle those fibs and take action in order to help truth find victory! Get ready to put on a belt of truth, helmet of understanding and hugs to gain a deeper connection!
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To learn more about ADHD and Fibbing, visit "ADDitude Magazine's" website where they have a variety of great resources. www.ADDitudemag.com
The goal is to grow to be a person of great character and integrity, and that is why gaining a deeper understanding of the connection between ADHD and lying is so important. ADHD is NOT an excuse for lying, it's simply an explanation of WHY telling a "Fib" is the response of a neurodiverse mind to feeling under stress or threatened, more so mentally and emotionally. This is a two part series that includes the "WHY" in part 1, and the "STEPS TO GROW" in part 2. With impulsivity, distractibility, and working memory struggles to battle, often fibbing becomes a defense mechanism that is used. Let's learn and grow together so we can fight against fibbing and use tools to make sure truth wins!
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Also check out the list of resources on ADHD and the struggle with truth telling at www.ADDitudemag.com
Do you ever find that it's hard to find confidence in your life with ADHD? I do! That's because we often feel defeated by some of the struggles we face. This episode has great news! We can choose a more confident mindset by taking some simple steps that will move us in that direction. Confidence life coach, Kerri Jokala, host of Rockstar Confidence Podcast, shares some great tips and strategies to grow confidence both in your home and in other environments.
Visit Kerri for more resources at www.kerrijokala.com
You can also visit www.katelynmabry.com for more ADHD support!
We are all wired differently, but those of us with ADHD have a uniquely structured brain that is sometimes hard for those with "neurotypical minds" to understand. Instead of keeping quiet about how our brains work differently, let's feel empowered to educate those around us about how our brains like to be entertained and our emotions can act like a volcano sometimes! This episode will challenge you to think about your own interests and interesting ways of doing things based on how your own individual mind works differently. Put that incredibly creative cap on as brainstorming takes place to discover which wording works best for you to explain your incredible brain!
Check out my website www.katelynmabry.com for more resources or to join me daily in my @journey_with_me_through_adhd Instagram community! Let's continue to learn and grow together!
ADHD can be challenging on many levels, in many different ways, for each of us individually. If we listen to each others stories, we can hear how struggles can produce perserverance. Our guest, Zachary Staubitz, is a high school graduate from Tallahassee, FL. Although he has faced challenges growing up with ADHD and Autism, he has ultimately grown to break through the struggles with more strength and gain confidence as he pursues a degree in theater/stagecraft. This past year, he's used his brilliant mind to create relatable memes all about ADHD to help spread awareness, connection, and understanding. When we live with transparency, we can experience transformation of the way we few ourselves and others around us. We thank Zach for sharing his story so openly, so we know that we are not alone, feel encouraged, and feel empowered to do anything you set your mind to.
You can find Zach's Meme page @theadhdmemes on Instagram or Facebook.
Also check out my website www.katelynmabry.com for more resources.
Do you feel easily rejected by a friend, family member, or even someone you just met and want to become friends with? Does that feeling of rejection feed into obsessive negative thinking that causes beliefs that often have no evidence of being true? Those of us with ADHD often struggle with something called, "Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria!" This is a common struggle that kids with ADHD have and it ties into our deep seeded emotions, but you're not alone and steps can be taken to shorten the life of that feeling of rejection. This episode shares personal experience, and gives three questions to ask yourself when you find yourself feeling this way!
1. What is the meaning behind the feeling of rejection?
2. What is my body doing when I feel this way?
3. How can I learn and grow from this feeling of rejection?
Lay a strong "growth mindset" foundation so other tools and strategies will work, feeling less rejection and more confidence in who you are!
Visit my website www.katelynmabry.com for more resources and to learn more about my book, "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD"
Do you ever feel like it's hard to make and maintain friends sometimes? You might think, "why won't she call me back?" or "I thought he was my best friend, but now he'd rather hang out with someone else!" If so, you are not alone. Sometimes our ADHD minds can play a role in the ability to connect and relate to others. There are also times where we are misunderstood by others or we misunderstand how others respond to us. The great news is that we can practice our friendship skills by being self-aware of how our mind is working differently as well as invite our potential friends to get to know our unique minds. Special guest, Kamden Hainsworth, joins in on this episode as she shares her personal insights on ADHD and friendship. Kamden is the founder of "ADHDirectory." which is a great resource to tap into if you are looking for next steps to take on your own ADHD journey. In this episode, Kamden gives a brilliant visual of visiting a butterfly farm. Learn how to take a step in the right direction of growing friendships.
Visit Kamden @kamden_adhd on social media or check out her website www.adhdirectory.com
Visit www.katelynmabry.com to find more resources, or to contact me for a signed copy of "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD."
ADHD can come with a rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions that at times lead down a path of gunk, which leaves you in a funk! This looks different for everyone, but in this episode, there will be stories shared, valuable insight given, and some helpful tips and strategies along the way. Get out your magnifying glass as we capture and investigate thoughts, ask questions about them, and find evidence that proves these thoughts true or false. Discover that there is so much peace and calm if we tap into interests and ignite passion. Take this step and you will see that there are great tools and strategies to practice with ADHD.
Visit www.katelynmabry.com for more resources and to check out the children's book titled, "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD."
Do you ever feel like you are playing the shame game in your head? This hamster wheel of negative, self- destructive thoughts often causes us to feel stuck and unable to live to our full potential based on false beliefs we have allowed shame to build. During this episode you will meet Kristen Maher, who is the brilliant author of "The Awfulizer." Kristen shares this creatively crafted visual of what it feel like to live in shame and what steps we can take to get ourselves free from it. You won't want to miss this fantastic tool as she also shares strategies to work through dealing this monster called "The Awfulizer" and become the "Awesomizer" you were meant to be!
You can visit our special guest, Kristin Maher's website @ www.kristinmaher.com to order your copy of her book titled, "The Awfulizer." Let's say goodbye to shame and hello to living a life of confidence and joy in who we truly are meant to be.
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Is school in any environment feeling like an uphill battle sometimes? In this episode, we will uncover the internal struggles we often feel, while sharing some helpful strategies that can help calm the mind and make our work feel more manageable. Exercise is proven to help any child become more focused and better able to learn for a period of time. Breaking large tasks into bite size pieces can reduce anxiety and allow for us to celebrate each small success we have. Join me as we continue on this ADHD journey to discover our mind on many different levels.
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This website contains FREE printable feeling sheets and a FREE lesson plan to use with your child at home or in a classroom.
You can continue to follow this ADHD journey daily on the social media pages. We are all in this together!
Has someone ever said something about your ADHD diagnosis that left you speechless and sometimes hurt? There are many people who simply don't understand how our neurodiverse minds work and therefore they make statements based on what they think it may or may not be. This episode shares 4 personal examples of things people have said, along with examples of responses that could leave you more confident and the outsider more aware to think before they speak.
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It's easy to get caught in a cycle of negative thinking when battling the struggles of living with an ADHD mind. This cycle does not need to continue and growth can be gained by investigating which direction our mindset is going. Is it a "fixed mindset," believing that it is what it is and nothing will ever change or is it a "growth mindset," which is a belief that with continued practice and effort, using different tools and strategies, growth can be accomplished in all areas of life? Wherever you are at, this episode will help self-awareness, spark conversation, and give an analogy that will leave you wanting to move mountains with your amazing mind!
Educator, speaker, and author of "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD," provides a glimpse into the world of ADHD forgetfulness. Do you ever find that things leave your mind as fast as information is given?! Being forgetful is a struggle many with ADHD have, and there is a reason why! This episode will share personal examples, visual analogies, and strategies to use while traveling on this ADHD journey. Forgetfulness may be something that will never go away, but our attitude towards it can shift. We are soldiers, who need to fight the forgetfulness battle with "armor"/strategies that work for us as individuals (phone alarms/reminders, checklists, visual timers, visual schedules, scaling down tasks given, creating a manageable system and structure for our unique mind to become in the habit of following, and most importantly, find forgiveness and grace in the moments in between when still do forget.
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This podcast is designed to speak straight to the heart of your child who may be struggling with ADHD. Hosted by Katelyn Mabry, who is an educator, speaker, reading specialist, and author of "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD." This will give you a glimpse into all this new podcast will have to offer it's listeners.
There are a roller coaster of emotions that go along with being diagnosed with ADHD. Educator and Author of "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD," Katelyn Mabry will share her own story of being diagnosed as well as give insight into the "ADHD" Acronym. The goal is to make a mindset shift from dwelling on the challenges of ADHD to battling the tough and focusing on all of the strengths and gifts this neurodivergent mind has to offer. Stay tuned as the next episode with reveal the last "D" description and talk about the different types of armor that can be put on, as I follow up on the ADHD mind "feeling like a battle." We can journey together, one step at a time.
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