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Join Kate of ADHDKidsCanThrive, LLC as she explores and learns more about ADHD from thought leaders, experts and advocates. Kate hopes to engage parents, educators and the general community to help ADHD people reach their highest potential. Kate is a parent, author of How We Roll -A Parent’s Journey of Raising an ADHD child, founder of and former media executive. Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on this podcast? Go to


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Join Kate of ADHDKidsCanThrive, LLC as she explores and learns more about ADHD from thought leaders, experts and advocates. Kate hopes to engage parents, educators and the general community to help ADHD people reach their highest potential. Kate is a parent, author of How We Roll -A Parent’s Journey of Raising an ADHD child, founder of and former media executive. Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on this podcast? Go to




Sarah Wayland, Ph.D, founder of Guiding Exceptional Parents, shares how parents can support young adults with ADHD

My guest is Sarah Wayland, Ph.D, founder and owner of Guiding Exceptional Parents, parent coach, RDI consultant, and special needs care navigator. I invited Dr. Sarah Wayland on the podcast today to guide us through how to be a supportive parent to neurodiverse kids, especially when ADHD is involved, for ages 18 - 25 years of age. You can learn more about Dr. Wayland at In this episode, Dr. Waylandl and I discuss the following: Brought to you by...


Paul Reddick, Baseball Coach, shares How to support ADHD kids in athletics

My guest is Paul Reddick, accomplished baseball coach, mentor, speaker and author. He is also an ADHDer and ADHD advocate. I invited Paul on the podcast because Paul's tweets are very inclusive on what works and doesn't work for ADHD kids playing a sport like baseball. I asked Paul to join me to share his own story about growing up with ADHD and how best to support ADHD kids in athletics. You can learn more about Paul at In this episode, Paul and I discuss the...


Kate chats with Melanie Hempe about how to manage kids screen time

My guest is Melanie Hempe, founder and speaker of was created to empower families to reclaim their kids from toxic screens that include social media, video games and porn. She is also a retired RN and mom of four kids, one who overcame a severe addiction to video games. I invited Melanie on the podcast to share her personal journey and educate us how to help protect kids and families from the harmful effects of screens. In this episode, Melanie and I...


Kate chats with Jan Ellison Baszucki, founder of, parent & author

My guest is Jan Ellison Baszucki, founder of Jan is also a parent, author, mental health advocate and aspiring citizen scientist. Her husband, David Baszucki and Jan Ellison Baszucki launched, an initiative of Baszucki Group, to share information and resources about the emerging field of metabolic psychiatry. Their family experienced the challenges of a mental health crisis firsthand when the eldest of their four children, their son, Matt, was diagnosed...


Kate chats with Dr. Sarah Cheyette, Pediatric Neurologist about how anxiety & depression relate to ADHD

My guest is Dr. Sarah Cheyette, Pediatric Neurologist. In this episode, Dr. Sarah Cheyette discusses how anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation and ADHD can be related. Dr. Sarah Cheyette graduated cum laude in Cognitive Neuroscience from Princeton University and received her medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Following specialty training in pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and in pediatric neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital she...


Kate chats with Pen King Jr, co-founder & CEO of Bonding Health

My guest is Pen King Jr. , General Partner at Innovative Capital, co-founder & CEO of Bonding Health, and ADHD'er. I invited Pen to join me on the podcast today to share his own personal story of growing up with ADHD. His personal journey has led him to innovating and creating a company in the health space to support parents who are raising ADHD kids. Learn more at On this episode, Pen and I cover the following: Brought to you by #adhd...


Kate chats with Cynthia Hammer, MSW, advocate and founder of the Inattentive ADHD coalition

My guest is Cynthia Hammer. She has her masters in social work, is an author, advocate and founder of the Inattentive ADHD coalition ( The mission of the Coalition is that children with Inattentive ADHD are diagnosed by age 8 and adults with inattentive ADHD are readily and correctly diagnosed when they seek help. She started this non-profit two years ago when she realized inattentive ADHD was still under diagnosed or incorrectly diagnosed. She knows, from her personal...


Kate chats with Ilana Winter, Child Therapist + School Social Worker, about ADHD Kids Screen Use

My guest is Ilana Winter, New York City based Child Therapist and School Social Worker who coaches parents all over the country on how to balance screen time in their homes. Most of the parents she works with have a child with ADHD who is showing signs of a screen addiction, so she teaches them step by step how to help their child become screen resilience so they can thrive in the modern digital world. Ilana can be found on instagram @modernparentingmethod and in her private facebook group...


Kate chats with Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, DBT Therapist

My guest is Scott Spradlin, a therapist and team lead at Wichita DBT at NorthStar Therapy. He is knowledgeable of DBT, ADHD, mindfulness, mental health and psychotherapy. I invited Scott to join me on this episode to help us understand and become more educated in DBT therapy as a tool for those who struggle with ADHD. You can find Scott at On this episode, Scott and I cover the following: - What is DBT Therapy? - How is DBT a viable treatment for someone who...


Kate chats with Sean G. McCormick, Executive Function Specialist.

My guest is Sean G. McCormick, an executive function specialist. Sean guides students to overcome procrastination, disorganization and anxiety by teaching time management, prioritization and communication skills so they feel motivated, prepared and empowered. You can learn more about his services at In this episode, Sean shares a wealth of information about why and how executive function skills impact a child with ADHD. He shares insights, resources and tips on how a...


Kate chats with Kristen Nazzaro, ADHD Parent Coach and ADHD’er

My guest is Kristen Nazzaro, a certified parent coach helping parents with ADHD kids. She also was a special needs paraprofessional for several years and is currently working on getting her Masters in School Psychology. Kristen is an ADHDer' herself. You can learn more about her services at On this episode, Kristen shares her personal journey with ADHD and then we dive right into what and how an ADHD Coach can help a parent who is raising an ADHD child. #adhd...


Kate chats with Izzie Chea, Digital Creator, ADHD’er and Parent of an ADHD child

My guest is Izzie Chea, a highly creative and engaging thought leader, Latina entrepreneur and mental health advocate and storyteller. Most importantly, she is a mother of two young boys, illuminating the path for other neurodivergent and BIPOC working parents. Izzie has ADHD and is parenting a child with ADHD. On this episode, we discuss Izzie's personal journey that led to her diagnosis of ADHD inattentive type, her advocacy work with the BIPOC community and how she parents her own child...


Kate chats with Briana, School Pyschologist in regards to supporting ADHD Kids at school

Briana is a Bilingual School Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also facilitates educators and parents who are learning together about school psychology, special education and supporting kids with diverse needs. You can find her on instagram at educationallypsyched. On this episode, we specifically talk about how the role a school psychologist can support a child with ADHD at school. #ADHD


Kate chats with Argavan, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in regards to children with ADHD

Argavan is founder of Baby Steps Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has over over 13 years of experience working with families, infants, toddlers, older children and teens in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her passion has always been working with children and their families. On this episode, we specifically talk about nutrition when it comes to a child with ADHD. #adhd #adhdparenting #adhdnutrition


4 tips to help your ADHD child and family get through the holidays!

On today's podcast, Kate Brownfield, founder of will share with you four reasons why your ADHD child may struggle during the holidays. And then she'll cover four tips to help parents get their ADHD child through the holidays in a better way. When we make a plan and help our ADHD child it helps overall family life. It's a 15 minute episode for busy parents. Happy Holidays!


Kate chats with Maria-Lang Gavidia, Special Education Consultant

Ms. Gavidia began her career in special education as a school psychologist. After 11 years, she became an elementary school principal for the next several years, then moved into the role of Special Education Director, where she remained for 9 more years. She is now a Special Education Consultant. On this episode, we talk about 504's, IEP's, and best practices for parents to positively team up with their child's teacher and school. Ms. Gavidia can be found at


Kate chats with Krissy Pozatek, author of The Parallel Process

Krissy Pozateck is a licensed clinical social worker and author of The Parallel Process, Brave Parenting and Brave Teaching. She has over ten years experience in wilderness therapy and adolescent treatment. In her therapy practice Krissy specializes in working with parents who have a child with mental health or emotional struggles. On this episode, we talk about how to help a child with ADHD who is emotionally struggling. You can find more about her at #adhd


Kate chats with Dr. Carrie Jackson, Child Psychologist specializing in ADHD

Dr. Carrie is a child psychologist that specializes in children with ADHD and learning disorders. On this episode, we talk about the importance of parent education when your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. In addition to being a child psychologist she is also a speaker, author, and adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. You can find her on Instagram and Tik Tok @ the. parent. therapist.


Kate chats with Les & Marlon from The Off Point Podcast about ADHD

Les has ADHD and is an ADHD Advocate. Marlon is his podcast partner and his BFF. This week, Les shares his experiences and learned wisdom from growing up with ADHD. Marlon joins in to share why he adores his BFF, Les. It's a very insightful and fun conversation about all things related to ADHD.


Kate chats with Kirk Martin, founder of

This week I'm talking to KIrk, founder of Kirk helps parents and teachers tackle the most challenging issues like defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, with specific concrete strategies that work in everyday situations.