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Constant Chaos Podcast

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Raising kids is hard enough but throw in spirited, learning differences, ADHD, Dyslexia, explosive and its constant chaos. Each episode, join Rachel and Christie, as they get real about the challenges, realities and the joy of parenting these special kids. If this sounds like you, listen in to laugh, cry and know you are not alone.

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Renowned ADHD guru, Leslie Josel discusses Procrastination
Rachel & Christie talk with ADHD coach, writer and entrepreneur, Leslie Josel, about her new book How to Do it Now Because it’s Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done. Procrastination is a key challenge for all students and even more so for students with ADHD. Listen in as we discuss challenges, strategies and simple tools to support your child. And if you are like us, her techniques may resonate with you as well! A respected resource on ADHD and Executive Functioning in students, Leslie launched Order Out of Chaos® in 2004 after her son was diagnosed with ADHD. Leslie is the creator of the award-winning Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management®. The planner, awarded glowing reviews by numerous media outlets including Family Circle and ADDitude Magazine, is a 2021 National Calendar Gold Award recipient honoring the best planners for children. Leslie writes the weekly Dear ADHD Family Coach® column for ADDitude Magazine, the premier resource for adults and children with ADHD. and also speaks and conducts workshops internationally. Click here for full show notes or visit our website at constantchaospodcast.com If you like this episode, please consider writing a review and stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast www.constantchaospodcast.com We welcome your feedback: info@constantchaospodcast.com
42:57
May 21, 2021
Emily Holl of the Sibling Support Project
Rachel and Christie talk with Emily Holl of the Sibling Support Network about the challenges for siblings of kids with disabilities both visible and invisible. Emily talks about SibShops, a worldwide program, that offers support to siblings of kids with special needs. Emily also offers tips on how parents can best support these siblings and help them voice their own feelings and fears.  Emily Holl is the Director of the Sibling Support Project. Emily is a social worker, author, trainer, and sibling. Since 2003, she has worked in the disability field and has provided workshops, training, and groups for siblings, families, and individuals with disabilities. Emily has served as a board member of the national Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), and she founded sibsNY, the New York state chapter of the SLN. Emily has written about her own sibling experiences in blogs, magazines and books such as Thicker than Water. Emily was an author and a co-editor of The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Adult Brothers and Sisters of People with Disabilities, published by Woodbine House in 2014.  Click here for full show notes. References: SibTeen Facebook Group Sib20 Facebook Group Adult Sibling Facebook Group Find a SibShop near you How to Talk So You Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish If you like this episode, please consider writing a review and stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast www.constantchaospodcast.com We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
43:10
March 26, 2021
How to Raise an Adult with The HR Mom, Melissa Griffin
Rachel and Christie talk to the HR Mom, Melissa Griffin, about how to raise ADHD kids to be adults. Using her experience as an HR executive, Melissa talks tricks, tips and tools on bringing up children to be functioning adults who can succeed in life and the workplace. Listen in to hear about how Melissa structures her family life to meet her kids where they are each at as well as managing her own ADHD. Follow Melissa at https://www.facebook.com/askHRmom If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
47:16
February 5, 2021
Life with ADHD, René Brooks - Black Girl Lost Keys
In this not-to-be-missed episode, Rachel & Christie talk to the amazing René Brooks, creator of  Black Girl Lost Keys talks about growing up with ADHD and finally be diagnosed as an adult.  Want to understand what it's like for your child when you make them sit down until all their homework is done? Why they need to sharpen their pencil one more time, get another drink of water or need that one eraser? René brought us to tears describing what it feels like to grow up with ADHD. And don't miss her cleaning rules for ADHD and so much more! Listen in and then follow René at @blkgirllostkeys and learn about how she is an advocate for educating and empowering women with ADHD. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback:  constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
48:30
December 8, 2020
"What is NORMAL?" with Dr. Brad Berman
Dr. Brad Berman speaks with Rachel and Christie about defining normal in today's world.  Listen in for a thought-provoking discussion that might change your views of "dis-ability".  Dr. Berman is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He is on the medical staff at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. He is a frequent lecturer at professional conferences and community organizations. Dr. Berman is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. His private practice, Progressions, is dedicated to the evaluation, management and consultation of children with diverse abilities and neurodevelopmental needs. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
57:15
November 12, 2020
Peter Johnson, Black Belt & Tae Bo master talks goal-setting and connection
Rachel and Christie have a powerful chat with co-writer of ADHD and the Focused Mind, Peter Johnson. Peter a super Black Belt and Tae Bo master and talks with Christie and Rachel about connection, goal setting and coaching your child to success. Using the tools of elite athletes, Peter discusses how setting achievable goals can help put ADHD kids on the path to success. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
49:52
October 14, 2020
When it's time to get an attorney - Interview with Roberta Savage
Rachel and Christie talk with Roberta Savage well-known special education attorney, about the IEP process, parents' rights and when to consult an attorney. Ms. Savage represents children with disabilities and their parents in program disputes with local education agencies. The goal of her work is to help parents navigate through the process of obtaining a free appropriate public education for their special needs children. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
01:01:38
September 29, 2020
Let's Talk ADHD Medication with Dr. Sarah Cheyette
Rachel and Christie talk with Dr. Sarah Cheyette, pediatric neurologist about the ins and outs of medicating for ADHD. She helps us understand what drugs are used for what, what drugs may be used in combination and how it is an ongoing process to find the right drug and dose. Dr. Cheyette is an expert in working with kids and young adults with ADHD. Sarah has treated thousands of patients and their families. She has authored two books on the subject: Winning with ADHD and ADHD & The Focused Mind. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
56:11
August 28, 2020
Katherine Quie, licensed psychologist and author of Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD
Great conversation with the wonderful, Dr. Katherine Quie about her book, Raising Will, that details the challenges of raising a child with ADHD. Rachel and Christie talk with her about her experiences navigating school, home life, and helping her son fuel his ADHD into a passion.   If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
47:16
July 15, 2020
Distance Learning Sucks!
How's distance learning working for you? If you are like us, it's been constant chaos and then some. Think kids running off and climbing trees and then some.  Listen in to hear Rachel and Christie discuss the chaos or disasters Covid 19 brought upon their households. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
34:02
June 17, 2020
Dr. Karen Wilson talks education and support in the age of Covid-19
Rachel and Christie discuss neuropsychology and parenting/teaching your challenging child during this tumultuous time. Dr. Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Director of West LA Neuropsychology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. She also founded Child Nexus, a resource to connect  parents and their children with professionals who specialize in the assessment, treatment and support of children and adolescents struggling with learning, processing, neurodevelopmental and social-emotional difficulties. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
36:38
April 15, 2020
Interview with ADHD Dude
Rachel and Christie chat with the ADHD Dude, Ryan Wexelblatt about parenting children with ADHD.  Ryan discusses the sigma of ADHD and mental health, and how to handle boys to help them thrive. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
53:09
March 29, 2020
Lets talk grief.
Rachel and Christie discuss the grief process when learning a child is on a different path. We talk about experiencing and trying to accept that your version of parenthood will be different than most others. And there isnt a guidebook. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
25:55
March 2, 2020
Guest Mike Hughes discusses parenting a child with explosive behavior.
Rachel and Christie chat with New Zealander, Mike (father), about parenting an explosive child. Mike speaks candidly about the challenges his family faces raising their son as he manages trauma, anger and learning challenges.   If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
48:54
February 10, 2020
Holiday Vent and Review of The Explosive Child by Dr. Ross Greene
Highlights from the book The Explosive Child by Dr. Ross Greene and how Rachel and Christie survived the holidays. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
26:25
January 24, 2020
Teaching children so they LEARN!
Educator Miss Lainie from Core Academy in Walnut Creek, CA discusses the program she created to teach children that do not fit into the public educational system. Listen in to hear her talk about the ways she works with students who have not been successful in the public school system and how she supports them and helps them rebuild their self-esteem. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
27:10
December 13, 2019
Evaluating schools for your child.
Listen in as Christie and Rachel talk about the stress of finding the right school. With kids who don’t fit onto the “normal” path, it can often be a struggle to find a school that meets your child where he/she is at. Rachel and Christie discuss the pros and cons and what they look for in fighting the best fit for their ADHD child. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
24:24
November 12, 2019
Melissa Nolan, Educational Advocate
Listen in as Rachel and Christie talk to educational advocate, Melissa Nolan, about her personal and professional experience with dyslexia and seeking help for your child. Great conversation about the challenges of dyslexia in a school setting and the work it takes for parents to get the resources for their child. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
30:29
October 26, 2019
Welcome to Constant Chaos
Raising kids is hard enough but throw in spirited, learning differences, ADHD, explosive and its constant chaos. Join Rachel and Christie in their new podcast, as they get real about the challenges, realities and the joy of parenting these special kids.
17:01
October 15, 2019
Review of Dr. Meghan Luby Episode
Rachel and Christie discuss the interview with Dr. Luby, family values, and figuring out what is really important.  If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
19:19
October 15, 2019
Dr. Meghan Luby Psy.D, clinical psychologist
Does your child need a Behavioral Therapist? Rachel and Christie talk with Dr. Meghan Luby, child psychologist, about how therapists can support kids with ADHD, anxiety and other issues. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
25:53
October 2, 2019
Getting to diagnosis and who's on your team.
When you have a child with ADHD, dyslexia or any other challenge, getting a diagnosis and building your team is key. Rachel and Christie discuss the benefits of early diagnosis for Dyslexia and ADHD and how to find early interventions. Listen in as they also share the key people - from doctors to family to teachers - who make up the team for their child and how it changes along the journey. If you like this episode, please stay in touch by subscribing to our podcast and following us at: Twitter @podcastchaos Facebook https://www.facebook.com/constantchaospodcast Instagram: constant_chaos_podcast We welcome your feedback: constantchaospodcast@gmail.com
25:52
September 25, 2019