Ask the Expert: Life Skills to Help Your Child’s Growth | Parents of High School + College Students Ask The Expert

Original Air Date February 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM, EST


Jessica McLaren MSW

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Are you a parent struggling on how to best support your high schooler or college kid with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities? In this webinar, Jessica McLaren, discusses 3 life skills to support your child during these difficult years.  She’ll discuss the importance of giving your child space to grow and make mistakes even though as a parent you want to protect your child from those mistakes. The effects of using positive words and emphasizing successes when speaking with your child. Lastly, as a parent you are not alone with the difficulties you are experiencing and identifying all the resources available.  You will leave with the knowledge of life skills to use to reduce struggles you are experiencing and tools to best support your high schooler or college kid with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to highlight daily successes in children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Emphasize parents are not alone with the struggles of supporting children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Identify outside ADHD and Learning Disabilities support and accommodations parents can seek.
  • Describe ways parents can offer their child independence.
  • Discuss the importance of parents allowing their child to make a mistake and giving them space to grow.

Speaker Bio:
Jessica is an Executive Functioning/Academic/ADHD coach and a public speaker who advocates and educates about learning disabilities and ADHD. She works with middle school, high school, and college students, and adults who struggle with executive functioning skills. As an active member in the disability community, she assists and educates teachers, administrators, and parents about learning disabilities and the different services available. She supports and helps young adults with vari0us daily challenges. Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marist College and Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. She believes that “We can all achieve success! We define success, no one else does.” She has a great desire to help others reach their own level of success and support them along the way.