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Supporting neurodiverse children can be both rewarding and confusing. Holly Blanc Moses shares her strategies to support children diagnosed with ADHD and/or Autism. If you want to learn more about emotional health, behavior, social interaction and academics, this podcast is for you.
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Shining With ADHD by The Childhood Collective

Lori Long, Katie Severson, Mallory Yee

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Are you a parent of a child with ADHD (or suspected ADHD)? Are you overwhelmed by the treatment options to support your child? Are you exhausted from giving your child with ADHD *countless* reminders for the same tasks… yelling to get them to (sometimes) listen… and walking on eggshells to avoid the seemingly endless meltdowns? Are you getting constant calls from the school about your child’s behavior? Is your child struggling in school without a plan in place to help them? If you want to tr ...
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I understand the challenges of societal norms pressuring neurodivergent children to conform to traditional friendship standards. It's important to embrace a more inclusive understanding that values each child's unique needs and preferences. In this episode, I share insights on how we can help neurodivergent children identify their social styles and…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #158: Balancing Structure & Flexibility: Summer Strategies for Kids with ADHD The Childhood Collective 5/29/2024 SUMMARY Popsicles aren’t the only thing that can melt down in the summer. Our kids with ADHD can struggle during the school break due to the lack of routine and structure. On the flip side, they still need the s…
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Welcome to another episode of The Autism ADHD Podcast! Today, we're diving deep into the concept of brain shame. Dr. Catherine Mutti-Driscoll, Autistic/ADHD, shares her personal journey and insights on how brain shame affects neurodivergent kids and teens. We discuss how executive function challenges can lead to feelings of inadequacy and shame, es…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #157: ADHD and Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction with Dr. Taylor Arnold 5/22/2024 SUMMARY Nutrition advice and ADHD can be so tricky. From empty product promises to misleading marketing, finding support for your child’s diet seems to be one discouragement after another. You buy all the supplements, limit all the thin…
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It's an honor to interview Pete Wright. Pete has been practicing law in the area of special education since 1978, and he and his wife are the founders of Wrightslaw. In today's episode, Pete and I chat about his own personal story and why he became involved in special education law. He also answers 9 frequently asked questions about education right…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #156: I Didn’t Mean to Do That! Impulsivity and ADHD The Childhood Collective 5/15/2024 SUMMARY “Why did you do that?” “What were you thinking?” Sound familiar? When our kids act impulsively, it is easy for us to get frustrated and confused. We might start asking our kids why they behaved the way they did. The truth is, in…
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Check out this classic episode, in which Kim Holtmann and I chat about what helpful information neurotypical kids would like to share with their teachers. We cover so much goodness in this episode, including communication, learning, and behavior! ❤️ Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Neurodivergent Therapist ATTENTION THERAPISTS - Click here to get on the…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #155: Med Shortages, Melatonin and More: A Pediatrician's Perspective on ADHD with Dr. Mona Amin 5/8/2024 SUMMARY We often talk about how supporting kids with ADHD takes a village. Building your child’s team of professionals is SO important. From educators to therapists and pediatricians, their experience and understanding…
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Holly Moses and Kirk Martin discuss parenting strategies for neurodivergent children, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and accepting individuality. They highlight the need to challenge societal stigmas and foster self-acceptance and self-advocacy in children. They also discuss anxiety and emotional resilience, normalizing these emotions an…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #154: Why Kids with ADHD Lie and What to Do About It The Childhood Collective 5/1/2024 SUMMARY Most of the time, we don’t need to see growing noses to know if our kids are telling us a lie. We catch the lie, and then all the feelings come. We might feel angry, hurt, worried, or downright annoyed. Navigating our own reactio…
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Feeding and GI challenges are not only more likely to occur in autistic children but also can negatively impact behavior. We are covering identifying these medical needs and treatment considerations. Whether you are a parent, therapist or educator, you'll get so much value from this episode:) ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Neurodivergent Therapist ATTENTION THE…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #153: Understanding ADHD in Girls with Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw 4/24/2024 SUMMARY When people think of ADHD, they often picture the wiggly 6-year-old who struggles to keep his hands to himself and loves making his classmates laugh. We don’t often picture the little girl with a busy brain and loves to talk. For years, g…
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Making decisions about medication for a child can bring up so many feelings and fears. I KNOW! In today's episode, I share our experience with our son's journey with ADHD medication and my own. Whether you are a parent, therapist or educator, you'll get so much value from this episode:) ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Neurodivergent Therapist ATTENTION THERAPIST…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #152: Lost Socks and Missing Chargers: Organize Your House in a Way That Works for You The Childhood Collective 4/17/2024 SUMMARY If you’re anything like us, you have a Pinterest board FULL of cute home organization ideas and products. It all seems so lovely. Let’s be real; sometimes it works, and sometimes it is just not …
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There is a question that parents and professionals often ask me - Is it on purpose or is it a difference in neurology? We often want to know the reason why children behave the way they do because it helps us know how to respond. Join Elaine Taylor-Klaus and I as we talk about the answer to the BIG BEHAVIOR question when it comes to neurodivergent k…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #151: Growing up with Undiagnosed ADHD with Therapist Holly Blanc Moses 4/10/2024 SUMMARY As kids are evaluated and diagnosed with ADHD, it is not uncommon for parents to look back on their childhood. Many adults experience a lightbulb moment when they reflect on their educational and social journey. Knowing what they know…
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Rebroadcast Amanda Diekman, autistic parenting coach, joins us today to talk about low demand parenting. We cover so much in this important episode such as - *Identifying hard and harder *Autistic burnout *Building trust and connection *Low demand versus no demand *Being a safe parent and educator *Preparing children for the future *Mental health a…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #150: What Should I Say at My Child’s First ADHD Appointment? The Childhood Collective 4/3/2024 SUMMARY You’ve researched providers, you’ve verified insurance, made it through the long waiting list, and it is FINALLY time for the first ADHD appointment - the intake. We know you want to make the most of the visit to support…
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, Audrey and I are chatting about neurodivergent students and higher education. We are covering information on transitions, considerations when choosing a college, supports and MORE! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Neurodivergent Therapist CLICK HERE for Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social Success Guide, Behavior Guide…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #149: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and ADHD with Therapist Natasha Daniels 3/27/2024 SUMMARY In our culture, we hear the term “OCD” thrown around a lot. “I’m so OCD about…” While this isn’t intended for harm, it does foster confusion about what it really means to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It’s far …
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, Dr. Julia Schechter and I are chatting about ADHD in girls and women. As a woman with ADHD, I know how important it is to understand that signficant impact of ADHD on everyday life. We are covering the information you need to know such as - The differences between girls & boys with ADHD Identifying ADH…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #148: After School SOS: Preventing Meltdowns The Childhood Collective 3/20/2024 SUMMARY Raise your hand if the hours of 3-5 pm are the hardest hours in your house. It seems every day at that time, a battle breaks out. Everyone is worn out from the day, even you! The slightest inconvenience throws your home into chaos, and …
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, Kelley Coleman and I are chatting about her new book - Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child. We are covering SO much goodness. Some of the topics we are covering are - Parenting versus caregiving Resources Inclusivity Ableism Visible and non-visible disabilities Acceptance Finan…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #147: “Defiance” and ADHD: Getting Curious About What’s Beneath the Surface The Childhood Collective 3/13/2024 SUMMARY Asking your child to clean their room or do one page of homework shouldn’t launch a battle complete with meltdowns, but often, for kids with ADHD, it does. You’re trying your hardest to breathe and regulat…
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, Dr. Casey Ehrlich and I are chatting about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), neurodivergent kids and parenting. Specifically, we are covering physiological reactions, parenting stress, misconceptions, creating boundaries and parenting peace. Don't miss this episode! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Wh…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #146: I Love My Brain! Helping Kids Understand ADHD with Nicole Russell The Childhood Collective 3/6/2024 SUMMARY It is easy to feel lost on how to help your amazing kiddo with ADHD see themselves the way you do. We all know they're incredible, but sometimes those unique brains can feel like a double-edged sword. That's wh…
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, I'm talking about a BIG topic - internalized ableism. It's time to have open conversations about the negative impact it has on the mental health of neurodivergent children. Don't miss this episode! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It CLICK HERE for Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social Success Guid…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #145: The Bedtime Struggle is Real: One Tool to Help Your Child Stay in Bed The Childhood Collective 2/28/2024 SUMMARY Parenting expectation: The teeth are brushed, the jammies are on, and the white noise is humming softly. You spend a few soft moments with your child, give them a kiss, and tell them goodnight. The little …
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Thanks for joining me today:) In this episode, Chelsea Luker (Autistic/ADHDer/Psychologist) and I talk about finding your flock, self-awareness, sensory needs, and social connection. Don't miss this episode! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It CLICK HERE for Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social Success Guide, Behavior Guide, and MORE! Learn mo…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #144: Did Someone Say Dance Party? ADHD Parenting CAN Be Fun! The Childhood Collective 2/21/2024 SUMMARY ADHD parenting is a lot of things. It can be challenging, confusing, interesting and rewarding. But it can also be FUN! Parenting ADHD gets easier when we intentionally infuse a sense of playfulness. We know you’re alre…
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Thanks for joining me today! In this episode, I break down information on functional behavior assessments (FBA). You'll hear about why conducting these assessments is important, what information to include and what to expect:) ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It CLICK HERE for Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social Success Guide, Behavior Guide,…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #143: Considering ADHD Medication? What Every Parent Needs to Know with Psychiatrist, Dana Reid The Childhood Collective 2/14/2023 SUMMARY One of the hardest parts about being a parent is making choices for the health of our children. With an abundance of information and a variety of options, knowing how to support our kid…
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Thanks for joining me today! In this episode, Julia and I talk about sensory differences in neurodivergent kids and how we can help support them in the classroom and in the community:) ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It CLICK HERE for Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social Success Guide, Behavior Guide, and MORE! Learn more about Holly's privat…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #142: The Key to Executive Functioning: Internal Skills for Kids with ADHD with Mike McLeod The Childhood Collective 2/7/2023 SUMMARY On our channel, you’ve probably heard us talk frequently about executive functioning. Today, we have a special guest, Mike McLeod, ADHD coach and executive function specialist, on the podcas…
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Thanks for joining me today! In this episode, I identify 14 must-know areas of self-advocacy, provide examples and strategies on how to teach them. Why is this important? Lots of reasons. Self-advocacy can not only help support a child's needs but also their mental health and independence. You're going to LOVE this episode. ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psycho…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #141: Should I Tell My Child's Teacher About Their ADHD? The Childhood Collective 1/31/2023 SUMMARY You’ve got your child’s diagnosis, and now you’re wondering, “Who do I tell?” and “What do they NEED to know?” You wonder, “Will this help my child or stick them with a label?” We’ve heard all these questions before, so toda…
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Join Amanda Morin and I as we chat about self-regulation, co-regulation and all the things in between! You're going to LOVE this episode. ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social skills guide, Behavior Guide, and MORE! Learn more about Holly's private practice in North Carolina Learn more about Holly's speaking …
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #140: Unlocking Your Child's Motivation with Neuropsychologist Dr. Ellen Braaten The Childhood Collective 1/24/2023 SUMMARY We know that motivation is a huge issue for many ADHD families. As parents, we are desperate to help our children find their motivation. We know the AMAZING things they are capable of, but they can't …
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Join Brendan Mahan and I as we chat about how each time failure occurs emotions can build. Shame, guilt and disappointment can lead to more and more bricks in each child's walls. The Wall of Awful is the emotional barrier that prevents neurodivergent kids from initiating tasks and taking the risks necessary to reach their goals. We talk in detail a…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #139: Boost Your Child's Executive Function with Declarative Language: One Simple Shift The Childhood Collective 1/17/2023 SUMMARY In addition to ALLLL the everyday tasks we do as parents, raising a kid with ADHD means we have to help build our kids’ executive functions. This can feel like a really hard job. But what a lot…
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Join Liz McDonough and I as we chat about how drama therapy can be effective for neurodivergent childrens and teens. In this episode, we are covering so much goodness including- ✅ Supporting communication ✅ Reducing anxiety ✅ Boosting confidence ✅ Building creativity and interests, and ✅ Supporting social interaction ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist …
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Join Amanda Morin and I as we chat about punishment vs. discipline. In this episode, we are covering so much goodness such as - ✅ The power of words ✅ Self-awareness ✅ Teaching skills ✅ Emotional regulation, and ✅ Figuring out the why and MORE! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social skills guide, Behavior Guid…
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Rebroadcast - Join Seth Perler and I as we chat about executive functioning! BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE, MAKE SURE TO CATCH THE LAST EPISODE - PART ONE. Today, Seth Perler, Neurodivergent Executive Funtioning Expert, and I are covering so much goodness such as - ✅ Executive functions Starting a task Completing a task Turning in work Emotiona…
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Rebroadcast - Join Seth Perler and I as we chat about executive functioning! In part one, we cover- ✅ The impact of executive functioning on mental health ✅ Our own "stories", and ✅ Demystifying executive functioning ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social skills guide, Behavior Guide, and MORE! Learn more abou…
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THANK YOU for joining us today for this important episode! Dr. Alice Nicholls, Autistic Psychologist, talks with me about autistic burnout and the signficant impact it has an the lives of children and teens. We are covering - ➡️ Reasons burnout can occur, ➡️ Identifying burnout, ➡️ Prevention, ➡️ And how we can support autistic children and teens! …
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We often tell kids to self-advocate but they don't and it leaves us wondering, WHY? In today's episode, I talk about - ➡️ The top 3 reasons why autistic children and children with ADHD don't self-advocate, ➡️ What we can do to help, ➡️ And why teaching this skill is so important (hint: it has to do with abuse). ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Ge…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #138: An Episode for Kids (And Their Grown-Ups!): ADHD and Big Emotions With Katelyn Mabry The Childhood Collective 12/06/2023 SUMMARY Can you believe it's our last episode of the year? As we head into a holiday break, we will be taking some time with our own families. Before we do that, we're switching things up and doing…
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Don't miss this episode! Join Shane Thrapp, Neurodivergent Coach, and I as we chat about why parenting neurodivergent kids can be really tough for dads - One big reason is fear for the future. Shane also shares his past with us and how it's shaped his parenting! ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Holly's ONE STOP RESOURCE - Social skills gu…
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SHINING WITH ADHD EPISODE #137: ADHD at School: The One Thing Every Parent Needs to Know The Childhood Collective 12/6/2023 SUMMARY Sifting your way through evaluations, 504’s, IEP’S, emails, and parent rights, it’s all so much. It can be very confusing to know when to advocate or when to wait. The process can differ from state to state and school …
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Don't miss this episode! Join Brian King and I - two neurodivergent therapists as we dive into - ➡️ How masking develops ➡️ The dangers of masking ➡️ How to help a neurodivergent child or teen feel safe ➡️ Anxiety and depression in neurodivergent children, and ➡️ Our own vulnerable stories. ❤️ Holly- The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Holly's ONE STO…
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