Feb. 10, 2023

Fresh Take: Ryan Wexelblatt, The "ADHD Dude"

Ryan Wexelblatt, aka the “ADHD Dude,” coaches both kids with ADHD and their parents. In this interview Ryan offers us helpful perspectives and useful tips for creating scaffolding for our kids with ADHD, without becoming overly accommodating.

If you're parent of a child with ADHD, you are familiar with the battles of will that can result. What are the best ways to help kids with ADHD succeed without either coddling them or coming down too hard on them? Are you the parent of a child with ADHD who feels like nothing you try is working?

Ryan Wexelblatt, also known as the "ADHD Dude," is here to help. Ryan, a licensed clinical social worker and father to a son with ADHD, creates content for the ADHDude YouTube channel and ADDitude Magazine. Ryan also provides parent training, in-person school-year programs, and a summer camp for boys. 

Ryan, Amy, and Margaret discuss:

  • How to talk to kids with siblings who have ADHD
  • Why behavior prompts actually don't help long-term
  • How to use scaffolding to build important skills for kids

Firm boundaries and consistency, rather than permissive parenting or special treatment, are going to help kids with ADHD more in the long-run, Ryan explains. Helping kids visualize the consequences of their actions– whether those kids have ADHD or not– is a good first step.

Here's where you can find Ryan:

  • @adhddude on YouTube
  • @theadhddude on Instagram
  • @adhddude.ryanwexelblatt on Facebook
  • www.adhddude.com

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