The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro
About This Show
In The Child Repair Guide, pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts directly to parents in one trusted source--to give parents the best tools to raise happy, healthy, balanced families.
Most Recent Episode
Positive Strategies for ADHD - with Michelle Buzgon
6 days ago
ADHD has been one of the most challenging topics over the past twenty years, and is something that many, many families experience. And while we could have long conversations about the state of ADHD in the United States—about increasing rates and whether they are due to better recognition and understanding, influence of the availability of multiple medications and treatments, changes in social expectations around the behavior of kids both at home and especially at school, or some combination of all of these things. But without even diving into any of that, here is the reality: parents and kids all around the country are dealing with the impact of ADHD and are often struggling as they learn how to manage it. That's what intrigues me about the work of Michelle Buzgon. Michelle is an ADHD coach with over 10 years of experience partnering with adults, kids, teens, and parents. Through individual coaching and through workshops using Cindy Goldrich’s popular, Calm & Connected program, Michelle provides something that is often the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to treating kids with ADHD—and that’s help kids and their parents figure out lifelong strategies that tap into their strengths and help them find the focus and motivation to succeed. So in this episode, we dive into all of this and more—with of the questions that I asked coming from parents like you who wrote to me on Facebook about their biggest ADHD challenges. In This Interview, You Will Learn: What’s going on with ADHD and why it isn’t about inattention, but rather a problem of attention regulation How using rewards and negative consequences can sometimes create more problems How to use the right type of consequences and when to set boundaries How to break the “cycle of defiance” How saying the same words in a different way can get a drastically better response from your child Tools to motivate your child How making the bed is a great example for teaching your child planning and executive function skills Tips for teachers, tips for when medication wears off in the afternoon, tips for making schooltime more successful And much, much more! If you know a family that is struggling as they learn to manage ADHD, share t