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E117: Afraid of Labeling Your ADHD Child? Plus How to Talk About Your ADHD with Your Kids: A Successful Mama's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Katelyn Mabry
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Today I chat with special education teacher and author Katelyn Mabry about her experience growing up with an ADHD diagnosis, which led her down the path of teaching. Her ADHD influences how she approaches teaching, and how she navigates being a mother with ADHD.
Katelyn shares some great insights that demystify why we shouldn't fear the ADHD label, but rather we how we can embrace it. When we're able to understand the reasoning behind our struggles, it can only help us make positive future progress.
We discussed labeling our kids, our own feelings of fear and uncertainty, and how we ADHD'ers tend to have a lower sense of self-worth and confidence, mostly due to lack of information.
She coaches us by teaching our kids to accept and feel comfortable around people who are different from us, and why it's important to lead by example the best we can. You've heard it before, our kiddos are like little sponges!
The way Katelyn has made educating kids and parents about ADHD to help them understand how we can all learn to approach any "disability" with more curiosity and empathy, rather than judgment or criticism is downright inspiring.
Part 1 of this conversation with my friend Katelyn is packed full of all kinds of relatable goodness, Successful Mama!
Check out Katelyn's book, “Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD!” and her latest venture - a podcast for kids titled “Journey With Me Through ADHD. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids. Her passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so they all feel connected and understood!
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Special thanks to Katelyn for hanging out with me and sharing her empathy-inducing knowledge with us! Learn more about Katelyn on her website here and check out her book “Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD” on Amazon. You can listen to her podcast, Journey With Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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