Are they 18 yet?™

Are they 18 yet?™

Latest Episodes

Re-release: The Breaking Point
January 05, 2022

We all have a point where the demands of life become too overwhelming and we lose our ability to self-manage and stay disciplined. For people who have a diagnosis of ADHD, that point can come sooner rather than later. In this episode, my husband (Joe) sha

Cognitive distortions and ADHD
December 29, 2021

When it comes to supporting kids with ADHD or other conditions that impact executive functioning, it can be challenging to understand some of the behaviors we’re seeing.Sometimes figuring out why they act the way they do can be confusing, especially when

Ableism: What therapists, teachers, and caregivers need to know
December 22, 2021

Ableism is the discrimination against disabled people.As we learn more and more about autistic people, those with ADHD, among other populations…this word continues to come up in conversation.Many of the interventions we’ve traditionally done to support ch

Person first vs identity first language: Which one should I use?
December 15, 2021

When I was going through school back in the late 90s and early 2000s, I was taught that “person-first” language was the most respectful way to refer to my clients.For example, they weren’t “disabled people”, they were “people with disabilities”.Fast forwa

Building skills for connection (with Miriam Campbell)
December 08, 2021

How do we hold students accountable for their actions, but acknowledge their unique neurological profiles at the same time?How do we help neurodivergents (e.g., ADHD, Autism) build genuine connections with others and succeed in academic, vocational, and s

3 tips for introducing new foods to your kids.
December 01, 2021

In episode 36, I talk about 3 common "problem" food categories when it comes to kids diets; plus tips for making sustainable changes across eat of these areas. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to offer rewards for eating healthy f

How to help picky eaters (without bribing them with dessert)
November 24, 2021

Most parents know that eating a balanced diet is important for brain development...but making that happen is easier said than done. Especially when they have "picky eaters"  who are unsure about venturing out of their comfort zone. It's tem

Neurodivergent gaslighting stops here
November 17, 2021

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on the common problems with interventions for ADHD and autism, and in my opinion it's one of the most powerful shifts we can make. When you have some type of neurological variation that causes you to experience the w

A case against "normal" and "appropriate" behavior
November 10, 2021

As kids go through the school systems and grow up in general, they're taught a lot about how to act "appropriately" in different situations.There's a certain set of rules we've deemed to be acceptable, "normal" ways to a

When "compliance" does more harm than good (with ADHD and Autism)
November 03, 2021

"Behavior management" approaches are often used with kids who have diagnoses of ADHD, autism. Usually these approaches focus on giving rewards for good behavior and punishing "bad" behavior. They're prevalent in therapy settings,