Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Fertility, Adoption and Building Your Family

Distraction takes a slight detour this week for a conversation about the issues many people face when trying to build a family. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, talks with Dr. Hallowell about all of the ways her organization helps people create the families they desire, and how diagnoses of learning disabilities in children can be even more stressful for parents who already struggled to start a family in the first place.

Check out The Center for Family Building in NYC.

Email Lisa at [email protected] for a free TIP-TOP book as mentioned at the end of this episode! 

Dr. Hallowell and Lisa’s ADHD and Adopted Children eBook can be found HERE.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine website can be found HERE.

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Distraction is a production of Sounds Great Media. This episode was produced by Sarah Guertin @sarahguertin, and recorded and mixed by Pat Keogh. 

This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Please support this podcast by clicking on the link to learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently!

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Ep 35: Dr. Oz Talks Holiday Distractions with Ned

It’s ironic, but the holidays can easily distract us from what’s most important. This week Dr. Mehmet Oz shares with Dr. Hallowell his best tips and tricks for staying at your best during the holiday season. From what to eat and when to eat, to the best kinds of presents and avoiding the holiday blues, Dr. Oz and Ned have you covered!

Dr. Oz’s Best Holiday Advice:

http://www.doctoroz.com/gallery/dr-ozs-holiday-eating-plan

http://blog.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-blog/make-your-holiday-healthy-by-managing-holiday-stress

http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/12-strategies-for-healthy-holiday-eating

http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mehmet-oz-md/prescription-holiday-blues
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Ep 31: Time to Change the Way We Teach Kids

“You can’t tell kids with learning differences to ‘try harder,’ ” says Dr. Hallowell, speaking live to educators at the New York State Association of Independent Schools’ conference as part of ADHD Awareness Month. Dr. Hallowell discusses the history of learning differences and treatments, and offers some new solutions.

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Ep 29: Ned’s Wife Gets Real About His ADHD


On a recent afternoon at The Hallowell Center in NYC, Dr. Hallowell sat down with his wife Sue for a heartwarming conversation about his own ADHD and their marriage. Sue doesn’t hold back and gives listeners a clear picture of what it’s like to be the only one in their house without ADHD. (Their 3 kids also have ADHD!) She shares her insights and tips for living with and loving someone who has ADHD.

Ned and Sue’s Book, Married to Distractionhttp://www.drhallowell.com/books/married_to_distraction/

https://www.adhdmarriage.com/

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Mini #25: Robert Putnam on Why You Should Care About Other People’s Kids

Best-selling author and Harvard professor Robert Putnam speaks with Ned about the growing opportunity gap between the rich and poor and the effects it has on all of us.

Links mentioned in this episode:

http://robertdputnam.com/about-our-kids/

https://www.theopportunitygap.com/

Jacob Riis, How The Other Half Lives: http://www.authentichistory.com/1898-1913/2-progressivism/2-riis/index.html

 

 

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Ep 13 – The Father’s Day Special: Why Dads Matter

In honor of Father’s Day, Ned explores fatherhood in the age of distraction. We hear from Kyle Pruett, an internationally known child psychiatrist, who shares what dads bring to the table that moms don’t, and Ned has a conversation with writer, Mark Greene, of The Good Men Project about how and why dads can develop deep emotional connections with their kids. Grab your dad and give this show a listen!

Learn more about Kyle Pruett: http://kylepruettmd.com/

Mark Greene’s project, Remaking Manhood: www.remakingmanhood.com

The Good Men Project:  http://goodmenproject.com/

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MINI DISTRACTION #7: How to Deal with Difficult People

Ned gives practical tips for handling the challenging people in your life, whether it’€™s your boss, teacher or relative. (Come on, we all have at least one!) Ned shares a story from his own past about a difficult person he dealt with in medical school.

Email your tips for dealing with difficult people to [email protected] and you might be featured in a future episode!

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