Susy Parker is an author, wellness blogger & ADHD mama. She’s passionate about inspiring people to understand that ADHD and other learning differences are simply that - different learning styles, abilities and gifts. Her eldest daughter Seren, (who she refers to as Sarah in her book), was diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and oppositional defiance disorder when she was just six years old. Susy came to learn that the most important thing to help her daughter thrive with ADHD was acceptance, love, positivity and connection. I visit with Susy from her home in Perth, Australia on this episode of Faster Than Normal. Enjoy!
0:48- Welcome Susy!
1:07- How did ADHD become a part of your life? “Saving Sarah: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh with ADHD”
2:12- What made you so proactive at the very beginning and upon diagnosis?
3:22- Susy finished my book in ‘faster than normal’ time!
3:45- What’s the landscape like in Australia when it comes to talking to other parents about ADHD?
4:10- Changing your perspective and perceptions. Not believing any hallway gossip.
5:15- Change doesn’t come easily or quickly does it..?
7:00- A Mom’s perspective; coping with initial fears from an ADHD diagnosis
8:13- Did your daughter go through a stage of feeling broken before she realized ADHD is a gift, not a curse?
9:48- What would be the one thing you would tell a parent who’s child was just diagnosed with ADHD?
10:53- Susy’s podcast: ADHD Mama
12:35- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits
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