Head-On! A show for ambitious women with ADHD
About This Show
Head-On! is hosted by Cristina Favreau, ADHDpreneur, Mom & wife, who, after searching for a podcast that didn’t exist, decided to start her own. This podcast is for ambitious ADD & ADHD women to share stories about living and working with ADHD. It also should be required listening for family, friends, and colleagues of ADHD women.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #2: Who Decided We Were the Deficient Ones? with Margit Crane
Nov 7 15
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In this episode, Cristina Favreau’s guest Margit Crane (GiftedwithADD.com) discusses all things ADHD—from childhood all the way into adulthood. She advocates that ADHD is not a deficit.
In this interview, Margit tells us how things were when she was first diagnosed in the '80's as a young adult. She explains how coaching has played a pivotal part in her 30+ years as a school teacher, school counselor and now as a coach for families and children with ADD.
Margit also talks about turning negative labels into positive ones, getting children excited about their education and teaching our kids how to ask for help.
Margit helps us understand that success as an entrepreneur depends on asking for help. In fact, asking questions is what defines an entrepreneur!
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Main Questions Asked:
How does ADHD change as we get older?
What types of ADHDers are more likely to become entrepreneurs?
How can coaching help entrepreneurs with ADHD?
Why should ADHD is not be seen as a "deficit" or a "disorder"?
How can women with ADHD stop using their ADHD as an excuse?
How can people diagnosed as adults deal with"If only I had known about my ADHD earlier"?
Why should we become experts at asking for help?
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Key Points made by Margit Crane:
ADD made her "a pain in the butt as a kid" and why
How ADD diagnosis was back in the 1980's
F* You vs. F* Me: Margit Crane's theory of ADD (00:04:59)
Different kinds of coaching for different types of ADD people
ADD has to be labelled as a "deficit," but it doesn't mean we have to accept it
Positive labels Margit uses instead (00:17:34)
Teachers can get more participation, more excitement and more cooperation from their ADD students
Traditional parenting books don't work in the real world, and what Margit has come up with instead
The right kinds of questions can prevent a child feeling crushed
The grieving process of people diagnosed as adults
Why we don't ask for help, and how to get over that