ADHD in the Family: Understanding ADHD in Children and AdultsThursday January 28, 2021
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
For concerned family members with loved ones who:
- Are easily distracted
- Have trouble focusing
- Are disorganized
- Waste money as a result of being disorganized
- Squander hours on the Internet
- Are underachieving
- Can’t sit still
- Are impulsive
This may sound like a child, a spouse, or even oneself! There are effective ways to move forward and improve life at home.
ADHD in the Family is a one-hour presentation for anyone who lives with someone who has diagnosed—or even suspected—ADHD. Linda King holds advanced certifications in ADHD coaching, including family-specific ADHD coach training, and has nearly a decade of experience working with ADHD individuals and families. Her presentation gives an overview of ADHD and its effects, along with concrete methods for living with ADHD.
Linda covers topics such as:
- ADHD types, facts, and statistics
- Symptoms and challenges
- Risks of undiagnosed or untreated ADHD
- The many gifts of ADHD (yes, there are many!)
- What works and what doesn’t
- Effective treatments
- Understanding the unique brain wiring of ADHD
- Moving forward with ADHD
This one-hour presentation is ideal for:
- Parents of children with ADHD (all ages—toddlerhood to college-aged and beyond)
- Newly-diagnosed adults
- Couples where ADHD is causing relationship issues
- People who suspect that they or someone in their family has ADHD
Learning more about ADHD is the first step to meeting its many challenges.
Linda King is a former educator, former parenting instructor (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), and current ADHD coach with over 9 years of ADHD coaching experience. She has over 350 hours of coach training, including family-specific ADHD coach training. She holds advanced certifications in both ADHD coaching and life coaching. She is a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy, a member of the International Coach Federation, and a professional member of CHADD.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Linda interned for the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV show. After graduation, Linda went on to teach elementary school in Pittsburgh Public Schools, while taking psychology classes at the University of Pittsburgh in the evenings.
She began to develop her coaching techniques at this time, successfully applying them to her teaching and motivating her students to succeed.
As a homeschooling mom, Linda fine-tuned her coaching skills, teaching her children how to use time effectively and also helping others within her homeschooling community. She worked briefly as a professional organizer, but friends encouraged her to use her skills to do ADHD coaching.
Realizing that coaching was both a calling and a passion, Linda opened her formal coaching practice in early 2010. The enthusiastic feedback she receives from her clients tells her that she’s definitely fulfilling her purpose in life.
Linda currently resides in the Boston area with her husband. They are the proud parents of two successfully-launched adult children.
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