S2 Ep30: Achieve More With A Growth Mindset

S2 Ep30: 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].

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S2 Mini 29: Dr. Hallowell’s Oldest Patient

S2 Mini 29: Dr. Hallowell’s Oldest Patient

How old is too old to be diagnosed with ADHD? We recently received a question from a person who suspects his parents have it. They are 82 and 84, and the listener is wondering if there are successful examples of elderly people being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD. In this mini Dr. Hallowell relates the story of the oldest patient he’s ever treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the surprising accomplishment his patient achieved as a result of his diagnosis!

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S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

S2 Ep 29: Empowering Parents with Personalized Resources for Kids

Understood.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping parents whose children, ages 3-20, struggle with learning and attention issues. Dr. Hallowell spoke with Kevin Hager, Managing Director of Understood, and Amanda Morin, Content Development Manager for the organization about all of the resources available on their website and what kind of help they can offer parents of children who learn differently.

From ADHD to dyslexia, dyspraxia, executive function issues, nonverbal learning issues, organization struggles and much, much more Understood is an invaluable, free resource with videos, articles and research all tailored to your child’s age, gender and issues. Listen to this informative episode and then check out all of the information at your fingertips on this wonderful website.

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S2 Mini 28: If You Believe It, You Can Do It

S2 Mini 28: If You Believe It, You Can Do It

Finally there’s proof that if you think you can do something, or think you can’t, you’re right! In this mini Distraction, Dr. Hallowell talks about the “Growth Mindset” that was originally discovered by Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and what that means for all of us.

He talks about the difference between a “growth mindset” and a “fixed mindset” and why we should all be training our brains to think that our talents can be developed, rather than believing they’re just innate gifts.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? How to ADHD & Landmark College Offer Advice for Students

Feeling Overwhelmed? How to ADHD & Landmark College Offer Advice for Students

Students of all ages can have issues dealing with the stress and anxiety of their workload, whether they’re in elementary school, high school, college or beyond. But there is help for those who feel overwhelmed! Jessica McCabe from How to ADHD joins Dr. Hallowell to share some tips and ideas on how to manage those feelings when they arrive, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed altogether! This special episode is sponsored by Landmark College, with content support from Professor Rebecca Matte.

College capable students with ADHD require a different approach to learning to succeed academically. At Landmark College we help our students to explore and employ new learning strategies by teaching differently. We hold high expectations for our students, and encourage independence while also providing academic and social support. Learn more about Landmark College

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S2 Ep 28: Prevention, Medication Alternatives & Finding Your Tribe: Dr. Hallowell Answers Your ADHD Questions

S2 Ep 28: Prevention, Medication Alternatives & Finding Your Tribe: Dr. Hallowell Answers Your ADHD Questions

How can I find my tribe and/or what I’m good at? What are some medication alternatives for my child? How do we reframe the conversation so prevention is the treatment?

In this episode Dr. Hallowell takes some time to address a few of the ADHD questions he’s received recently from listeners.

If you have a question for Dr. Hallowell or the Distraction team please send an email to [email protected]. We especially love it when our listeners record their question on their phone and email it to us as an audio file! Or if you prefer, you can leave your question in a voice mail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. Please be sure to speak clearly and leave your name and phone number in case we need to reach out to you!

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S2 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

S2 Ep27: Peter Shankman is Faster Than Normal

Peter Shankman is a well known entrepreneur, author and host of the highly popular podcast, Faster than Normal. As you’ll hear in this episode, Peter truly is faster than normal, as he talks faster than anyone we’ve had on the show thus far! But for good reason– he’s got a ton to say about the positive side of ADHD!

He recently called in to Distraction to share a few stories with Dr. Hallowell, including the unbelievable tale of how he wrote his bestselling book Zombie Loyalists. It’s a highly unusual story that underscores the belief that people with ADHD can and should develop their own way of doing things. If you’d like to contact Peter, send an email to [email protected]

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S2 Mini 26: Write Your Own Memoir

S2 Mini 26: Write Your Own Memoir

What’s your life story? Dr. Hallowell is about to share his with the world! His 20th book comes out this spring and it’s unlike any other he’s written. In this mini, he shares a few stories about some of the people and places in his new memoir, and encourages listeners to write a book about their own lives, even if it never gets published. Listen to this episode to find out why Dr. Hallowell thinks it’s important to write your memoir and what you might learn along the way.

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S2 Ep26: The Man Who Walked 4,000 Miles Just to Listen

S2 Ep26: The Man Who Walked 4,000 Miles Just to Listen

At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He had with him only a backpack, an audio recorder, and a sign that read “Walking to Listen.” He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn’t know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide.

In this episode Andrew shares with Dr. Hallowell the lessons he learned through the power of connection and what he’s up to today.

Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of Distraction featuring Andrew Forsthoefel and his remarkable book, “Walking to Listen.” Also, please do learn more about our incredible sponsor Landmark College, the school of choice for students who learn differently. Groundbreaking research has been done there for such disabilities as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

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S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

S2 Mini 25: Are You Guilty of Phubbing?

If you’ve ever ignored someone in a social situation by busying yourself with a phone or other mobile device than you are guilty of phubbing. In this mini Dr. Hallowell gets fired up talking about why phubbing is bad for relationships and why this shouldn’t be news to anyone.

Please send us your questions, comments and show ideas! Email [email protected].

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S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

S2 Ep25: One Veteran’s Multitude of Mental Health Issues

It’s not hard to imagine someone being diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, PLMD, depression or bipolar disorder. But imagine being diagnosed with ALL of those conditions? That’s the reality for one U.S. veteran who recently reached out to Distraction looking for help. In this episode he opened up to Dr. Hallowell about his struggles and looks for advice on how to move forward in his life.

If you have a question or comment please email [email protected] or call 844-55-CONNECT.

Are you a veteran in crisis?  Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.

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