Terry Matlen feels your pain. This ADD mother of two daughters, one of whom also has ADD, got her “failing forward” degree as a mother, graduating with honors from the school of hard knocks! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Terry Matlen, the ADD professional—not as a professional but as a mother. Yes, an ADD mother who deals with the same everyday struggles other ADD parents with ADD kids do. We warn you though. If you are looking for a high-level overview, this is not it, but if you are looking for practical examples of what worked for Terry and her family, then this is the show for you. Listen in and learn about Terry’s two-adult rule, her structure around toy clean-up, and other successful tips such as the joys of adult timeouts, the power of the word “no”, floor time, messy zones, mealtime for the picky eater, breaking rules to make them work, why ADD working moms shouldn’t go straight home, and a bonus around the most important feature she insisted must be in her kids’ IEP plans. If you’re impacted by ADD with ADD kids, you have to find time to listen to this show.
Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.