Taking Control: The Adhd Podcast


Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.


  • Dr. Sharon Saline on parenting, anxiety and COVID at Home

    Dr. Sharon Saline on parenting, anxiety and COVID at Home

    01/12/2020 Duração: 40min

    Dr. Sharon Saline has focused her work on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics for over 30 years. She’s channeled this experience and expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck: 50 Strategies to Help Kids Learn, Reduce Stress & Improve Family Connections.As we move into the winter months, the wake of the pandemic always just ahead of us, Dr. Saline is here to talk about ADHD Parenting under stress, particularly when COVID comes home.Links & NotesDr. Sharon SalineWhat Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life by Dr. Sharon Saline and Dr. Laura MarkhamThe ADHD Solution Deck: 50 Strategies to Help Kids Learn, Reduce Stress & Improve Family Connections by Dr. Sharon Saline

  • Procrastinating with Lynne Edris

    Procrastinating with Lynne Edris

    24/11/2020 Duração: 47min

    We all let things slide. But procrastination with ADHD can lead to a set of behaviors that are tough to reset. This week on the show, ADHD coach Lynne Edris joins us to talk about her work with clients to do just that. Lynne is a productivity and ADHD coach and co-host of the award-winning ADHD Support Talk podcast. Lynne specializes in helping professionals struggling to reach their potential due to challenges with disorganization, procrastination, poor time-management, weak follow-through, and having too much on their plates. She’s a fantastic resource and we’re thrilled she’s joined us this week to help!Links & Notes CoachingADDvantages.comSubscribe to ADHD Support Talk PodcastFollow Lynne on FacebookConnect with Lynne on TwitterConnect with Lynne on LinkedIn

  • Taking Care of YOU is Taking Care of Your ADHD

    Taking Care of YOU is Taking Care of Your ADHD

    17/11/2020 Duração: 38min

    We’re back from The 2020 Virtual International Conference on ADHD and this year, we’re not just back as attendees, but as presenters. The big message of the conference was about taking care of your bod, so we’ve got some takeaways that you can use to get inspired to get moving and not feeling overwhelmed in the process.The research is in, and has been for some time: moving your body moves the chemicals in your brain and serves as a key anchor in your overall ADHD intervention. This, plus a healthy relationship with sleep and diet, form the foundation to treatment and can impact the way your body reacts to stimulation, medication, and so much more. Conference keynote speaker Dr. John Ratey’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain offers some exceptional detail for those interested.

  • At the Corner of ADHD Avenue and Panic Street

    At the Corner of ADHD Avenue and Panic Street

    10/11/2020 Duração: 27min

    We’re on the edge around these parts, pressured by the environment, the overwhelming weight of politics in the US, and all the associated symptoms that come with it. Pete’s been pretty open about his brand of COVD experience. He thought it was over only to discover last week that there are new, surprise issues cropping up and what the medical team is asking of him has sparked some inescapable ADHD behaviors leading to one of the darker weekends of recovery. What happens when your ADHD symptoms run into your healthcare requirements and spark panic? That’s this week on The ADHD Podcast with a personal story from Pete.

  • Growing Up with Undiagnosed ADHD with Tara Koch

    Growing Up with Undiagnosed ADHD with Tara Koch

    03/11/2020 Duração: 35min

    It's not easy being missed, especially when you know you're not quite relating to the world the same way your peers are. For Tara Koch, like so many in our community, the ADHD diagnosis came decades later, childhood long gone. What came with her diagnosis was an open door to learning about herself, her kids, and even set her course for a new career. This week, ADHD coach Tara Koch joins us to talk about her experience growing up missing the ADHD diagnosis, and how ADHD has impacted her life since. Links & NotesTara Jane Koch — ADHD CoachSubscribe on YouTube

  • Inattentive ADHD Misdiagnosis with Dr. Michelle Frank

    Inattentive ADHD Misdiagnosis with Dr. Michelle Frank

    27/10/2020 Duração: 41min

    Dr. Michelle Frank is a clinical psychologist specializing in providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ADHD. She joins us today to talk about inattentive ADHD and the struggles that come along by way of misdiagnosis.Nikki shares the story of her own family’s struggle with getting an inattentive diagnosis and Michelle walks us through the difference between inattentive and predominately hyperactive types to give us a sense of how and why inattentive ADHD gets missed. In addition to coming away with a clearer picture of why the inattentive type is missed so often, Michelle offers us a set of questions to ask of ourselves, our children, and their teachers and caregivers that will help us uncover the hidden signals of inattentive ADHD.Links & NotesThank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon!Follow Michelle on InstagramA Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers by Michelle Frank and Sari Solden — Amazon.comAbout Dr. Miche

  • In the Shadow of the Haunt List: Productivity with Dr. Marilyn Paul

    In the Shadow of the Haunt List: Productivity with Dr. Marilyn Paul

    20/10/2020 Duração: 45min

    Dr. Marilyn Paul is a coach and organizational change consultant. She joins us today to talk about how to break the addiction to productivity without shame, free to own our ADHD brains, and get things done our way.Her mission is to support people to learn from and find value in their difficult experiences. She’s been through her own challenges with ADHD over the years, translating them in the best-selling book, It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys. Her second book, An Oasis in Time:  How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life, offers us fodder for a conversation on the how the ADHD brain can escape the inescapable: the cycle of shame that comes from trying to live up to impossible productivity standards, while not feeling able to get anything done.Links & NotesMarilynPaul.com

  • ADHD Stresspectations

    ADHD Stresspectations

    13/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    We’re stressed! Clients are stressed. Kids are stressed. We’re all stressed. Why? Because when you’re living with ADHD, you’re getting more negative messages thrown at you like so many darts than those without. And because we set such high expectations for ourselves, those negative messages leave us feeling so much more deflated!This week on the show, we’re talking all about the expectations we set for ourselves that cause us nothing but stress, and how we can work toward emotional freedom in spite of our ADHD symptoms!

  • ADHD Parenting Principles with Dr. Russell Barkley

    ADHD Parenting Principles with Dr. Russell Barkley

    06/10/2020 Duração: 55min

    Dr. Russell Barkley has been something of a firebrand in the ADHD community for over four decades. With twenty-five books — 43 separate editions — and his name behind numerous assessment scales and journal articles, he has established a career of education and advocacy in the field second to none. Today, Dr. Barkley joins us on the ADHD podcast.He’s here, ostensibly, to tell us all about his new book — 12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD — but the conversation quickly turns toward advocacy, the tangible dangers of ADHD as a disorder, and the lives lost because too many dismiss it. We talk about the role of genetics and parenting and the role of each in ADHD. We hope you join us today; it’s an incredible honor for us to have Dr. Barkley on the show and are grateful to be able to share it with you all.Bonus! His team was kind enough to offer us a 25% discount on the new book! Click here to get it now!Links & NotesThe works of Dr. Russell BarkelyJoin The ADHD Study Hall!

  • Parenting Complex Kids with ImpactParents’ Diane Dempster  Elaine Taylor-Klaus

    Parenting Complex Kids with ImpactParents’ Diane Dempster & Elaine Taylor-Klaus

    29/09/2020 Duração: 52min

    They may have pivoted to parents, but Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus still bring every bit of their Impact! Today they join us to talk about parenting complex kids in a complex era along with Elaine’s new book, The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More.Along the way, they share incredible insights on the parent-child relationship. Ensuring that you’re on your kiddo’s team, consequences and punishments, owning and transferring ownership of responsibilities, growing up ... it’s all on the table this week with Diane and Elaine, plus they share the story behind their pivot from ImpactADHD to ImpactParents!Links & NotesFreebie gift: Book Bundle BonusFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYouTubePinterest

  • Study Habits For the ADHD Student

    Study Habits For the ADHD Student

    22/09/2020 Duração: 31min

    If you’re a well-practiced student, you probably have your own system and set of practices for doing that job. Taking notes, studying, preparing projects, taking exams ... you know what works for you, right?It turns out, it’s pretty easy to develop a false sense of security in our own systems to the point that they might not actually be helping you do the real work of being a student. This week on the show, we offer the timeline for effective study habits — originated at the University of Arkansas — a simple, straight-forward process to help you learn to study effectively and deliver the results you want.Links & NotesTimeline for Effective Study Habits (PDF)Anki FlashcardsQuizletNotetakingI know, these are both iPad Pro focused, but I encourage you to watch them for process, not technology, if you’re thinking about how to engage in material.

  • Back-to-School: Planning Time and Tasks

    Back-to-School: Planning Time and Tasks

    15/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    You’re heading back to school. You’ve got your books. You’ve got your syllabus. You’ve got your pencils and notebooks. And you’re even feeling great about your class schedule. You’ve got this. Only one question remains. When are you going to do the work?Turns out, that’s a pretty big question and one you are perfectly capable of answering! This week on the show we’re talking all about time and tasks; how do you organize not only the due dates of your assignments and test schedule, but how do you manage the time you have to put in to do the actual work, writing, and studying of being a successful student?

  • Going Back to School Online

    Going Back to School Online

    08/09/2020 Duração: 34min

    Make no bones about it: there is nothing normal about our back-to-school experience this year. Whether you’re heading to college on campus or distance, you and your ADHD are no doubt impacted. We have four strategies for you this week, ranging from organization to time management, and even a little hint of wellness from the avoid-news-of-the-world-on-fire camp. Whatever your situation, however you’re tackling your studies, we want to make sure you have the tools and the strength to move your degree forward. This week, we’re talking all about going back to school online.Links & Notes Join Nikki’s ADHD Study Hall!

  • Reclaiming Email

    Reclaiming Email

    01/09/2020 Duração: 01h53s

    You’ve tried email bankruptcy. You know all about filing. But sometimes you have to ask yourself: How did you fall back into email overload... again? First things first: It’s not just you. It’s common to live with some sort of anxiety around email and email overload. Where we’re going to focus today is not on some magical list of things you’re supposedly doing wrong, rather we’re gong to ask some questions about the relationship you want to have with your inbox, about how you might be able to focus on simplicity instead of strict organization, and how a few quick keyboard shortcuts and a learning mindset might make all the difference in your approach to electronic mail.Melissa is our community manager in The ADHD Group. If you’d like to get to know more about her, become a supporter over on Patreon and you’ll have access to her annual members-only series on email management and the Discord ADHD Community!Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon!Hey.com — How it WorksGmail Search

  • Transitions


    25/08/2020 Duração: 38min

    Waking up. Going to sleep. Eating. Email. Meetings. Games. Family time. Illness. That list goes on, and on, and on. What do those things have in common? They all involve requiring the brain to transition from one state to another. And the ADHD brain in particular — thanks to the unique powers of attention that come with it — may have a harder time making transitions from one activity to the next. This week on the show, we’re talking all about transitions and how to set yourself up for success by framing your transitions in a new light. Plus, Pete’s back after a longer-than-expected break thanks to his transition around COVID. Links & NotesGroup Coaching for the Fall is now available for registration. Or join Thursday Study Halls with NikkiEpisode 183— Lessons Learned from Big Transitions in the Home. Nikki discusses her son’s difficulty transitioning to middle school

  • REBROADCAST: Quick Organizing Tips to Help You Feel Great!

    REBROADCAST: Quick Organizing Tips to Help You Feel Great!

    21/07/2020 Duração: 28min

    We’re almost at the end of our July hiatus and gearing up for our regular podcast schedule this August. For now, how about a recent rebroadcast to remind us all about the little things we can do to feel good today!This is not an episode about COVID-19. Not really.But it is about what has happened to us all at home because of our contexts right now. And one of the things we know is that putting into place some basic organizing tools can help you spruce up your home or workspace, get your co-habitants working together, and make you feel great. So this week on the show we're going back to basics as Nikki Kinzer reminds us all to do what we know, treat ourselves well, and give ourselves permission to be great no matter how the house looks!

  • In the Money Zone — A Budgetary Q$A!

    In the Money Zone — A Budgetary Q$A!

    30/06/2020 Duração: 53min

    We're at the end of our mini-series on ADHD and money and, just like with our finances, we have to be ready to PIVOT! When a guest has a last minute conflict, we're ready to talk about budgets, and bills, and more with your questions!Links & NotesYou Need A Budget

  • Budgeting  Debt with Chelsea Brennan from SmartMoneyMamas.com

    Budgeting & Debt with Chelsea Brennan from SmartMoneyMamas.com

    23/06/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    Do you get the feeling that ADHD is in the way of your relationship with money? While it may feel like you're struggling alone, money is a struggle for many people, with and without ADHD. This week on the show, SmartMoneyMamas.com's Chelsea Brennan sits down with us to talk about foundational skills for budgeting and getting out of debt that will go a long way toward living a healthy life with money AND our ADHD!Links & Notes Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon!SmartMoneyMamas.comFollow Chelsea on TwitterYouNeedABudget.com

  • Mindset, Money,  ADHD

    Mindset, Money, & ADHD

    16/06/2020 Duração: 38min

    Symptoms of ADHD have a tendency to impact how we deal with our finances. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer lays out the facts as we embark on a series of conversations dedicated to ADHD and money. While our upcoming guests will help us through budgeting and getting out of debt, this week we focus on finding the money mindset as we set ourselves on a path to live in a more healthy relationship with our finances!

  • Q  A!

    Q & A!

    09/06/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    We've been piling on episodes the last 8 weeks so it's time to take a break to do a little listener email! This round we’re taking on routines, planning for adaptation and change, home exercise, separating work from personal time at home, taking breaks, clogging tasks, and more! Thanks to all who have written in — please keep 'em coming: [email protected] Links & Notes Your Daily Does of Kristin — Workouts with Pete’s Sister-in-LawPete’s Headphones: ATH-m50x

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