As many of you know, we talk openly around here about mental health and the specific challenges we deal with in our own lives. We’ve written songs, podcasts, and blogs about these topics, and one of the most common questions we get from you guys about this is “how do I help my kid who struggles with these issues?”
If you were following along last week, we introduced a new podcast format we are trying out with segments, so we took all of your feedback for our question of the week which is: “How do I help my disorganized kid get through the week?” We phoned a friend, Dr. Norrine Russell, and asked her professional advice on this.
Here’s The Other Shoe
Dr. Russell is an Executive Functioning & ADHD Coaching Expert who coaches kids at one of the largest international student coaching practices in the world. She is passionate about providing support to frustrated parents and their misunderstood children. Our hearts were both more calm after talking to Dr. Russell. She walked us through some great tips on how parents can better support children who think atypically.
One of our biggest takeaways from the chat is honestly just learning as parents to be more chill. We talked about times someone in our family has gotten into the car without one of their shoes, and, in some cases, simply bringing that other shoe and saying “here’s the other shoe”, can be the simple solution needed and that is okay!
Dr. Russell was also kind enough to share a special offer for the listeners of our podcast, so be sure to check that out if you or someone you know could benefit from this type of coaching.
What question should we talk about next week? Let us know in the comments.