S3 Mini 17: Dav Pilkey’s Magnificent Message

S3 Mini 17: Dav Pilkey’s Magnificent Message

As Dr. H puts it, children’s author Dav Pilkey is a purveyor of love and tenderness. Through his extremely popular books, including the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series, Dav has brought laughter and joy to millions of kids and adults around the world. In this follow-up to our full-length episode this week, the author with ADHD and dylexia answers several questions we received from a class of 4th and 5th grade students at Green Acres Elementary School in North Haven, Connecticut. And Ned shares his own thoughts on Dav’s books and message. 

To learn more about Dav Pilkey and all of his books visit his website HERE

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S3 Ep17: Author Dav Pilkey is an ADHD Superhero

S3 Ep17: Author Dav Pilkey is an ADHD Superhero

Beloved children’s author Dav Pilkey joined Dr. H to talk about their shared “gifts” of ADHD and dyslexia, and the years of abuse that Dav suffered in elementary school. The creator of the wildly popular graphic novel series Captain Underpants, as well as Dog Man and many others, opened up about what it was like to have his desk permanently moved to the hallway in 2nd grade, the paddling he received from his teachers, and how unconditional love and support from his parents helped shape who he is today. Plus, hear about the inspiration behind some of Dav’s most-popular characters, and how he used to sell books out of the trunk of his car! 

Dav’s latest book, Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild is available now! Learn more about Dav on his website, Planet Pilkey

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S3 Mini 16: Resolutions Are Out. Gratitude Is In!

S3 Mini 16: Resolutions Are Out. Gratitude Is In!

Dr. H proposes an alternative to new year’s resolutions. Listen as he describes what you should be doing instead of making mandates for yourself in 2019.

Happy New Year to all of our listeners! We hope this is your best year yet!

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S3 Ep 16: Achieve More With A Growth Mindset

S3 Ep 16: Achieve More With A Growth Mindset

Dr. Hallowell considers it a happy accident that he happened to attend a lecture given by third-grade teachers Darrah Parsons and Becky Kline. The talk focused on their experiences teaching young girls about Carol Dweck’s groundbreaking findings regarding ability and achievement in life. In this episode, Darrah and Becky join Dr. Hallowell to talk about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and why productive struggle is a really good thing. If you want to do more and be more in life, this episode is here to show you that you can! It’s never too late to change your mindset, achieve your goals and find success. 

If you’d like to reach out to Darrah, email her at [email protected], and if you’d like to reach out to Becky, email [email protected]

Click HERE to go to Carol Dweck’s website. 

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 This episode was originally released in December 2017. 

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S3 Ep15: 5 Daily Habits to Help Your Child Succeed

S3 Ep15: 5 Daily Habits to Help Your Child Succeed

Dr. Hallowell talks to celebrated psychologist, Dr. Sharon Saline about the key components she believes will help parents to raise empowered and confident children with ADHD. This is a powerful episode with insights for the entire family. You can learn more about Dr. Saline by visiting www.drsharonsaline.com. Dr. Saline’s latest book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life is available now.

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S3 Mini14: Struggling In Your Situation

S3 Mini14: Struggling In Your Situation

Author Alex Elle wrote, “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” 

This week Dr. Hallowell responds to an email we received from a listener who is struggling with her ADHD and executive function challenges, but desperately wants to be happy and make a difference in people’s lives. 

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S3 Ep14: Ending Mental Health Stigma

S3 Ep14: Ending Mental Health Stigma

Getting help for mental health shouldn’t leave a person thinking that others will treat them differently, or that their job is at risk. That’s part of the reason Kristin Walker founded the Mental Health News Radio Network, which is currently home to over 40 podcasts on a variety of mental health topics. She talks to Ned about her personal story (which includes being diagnosed with ADHD at age 48) along with a discussion about the stigma of getting help for mental health issues and how she’s actively fighting to change the status quo. 

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S3 Mini13: One More Trip Around the Sun

S3 Mini13: One More Trip Around the Sun

Dr. Hallowell celebrated his birthday earlier this week and shares some words of wisdom on growing older. And as Ned says at the end of this episode, we wish all of our listeners many happy birthdays ahead! 

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S3 Ep13: When You Disagree About Treatment Options

S3 Ep13: When You Disagree About Treatment Options

Life can be hard enough for families navigating the waters of an ADHD diagnosis, but it can be even more difficult when you and your partner disagree on a course of treatment. What if one parent wants their child to try medication and the other parent does not? How do you move forward? Heather Bragg, author of Learning, Decoded: Understanding and Using Your Child’s Unique Learning Style to Improve Academic Performance, joins Ned to talk about her own family’s struggle with this issue and share some of what she’s learned along the way.

Heather’s website: LearningDecoded.com

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Uncovering Your Learning Style with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Uncovering Your Learning Style with How to ADHD & Landmark College

Jessica McCabe likes to walk around while she’s reading– it helps her learn better! Dr. Hallowell used flashcards to get him through medical school. Do you know how you learn best? In this special episode sponsored by Landmark College, Ned and the How to ADHD creator talk about the importance of listening to yourself to discover your unique learning style, and how that knowledge can help you achieve success in high school, college and beyond.

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S3 Mini12: 3 Ways to Feel Less Busy

S3 Mini12: 3 Ways to Feel Less Busy

Is life feeling a little too hectic these days? Then it’s time to un-busy yourself. Dr. Hallowell outlines three easy ways to feel less busy and regain control of your day, in this mini that was inspired by a recent article from DailyGood.org.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

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This episode was originally released in January 2018.

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