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September is here and that means one thing: it’s time to go back to school....

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"How do I know parent coaching works for life with ADHD kids? We are having a snow day today, and I have only raised my voice ONCE. The rest of the time has been actually pleasant. These used to be TORTURE…. "

- Cristina K.

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"Sanity school is good! For me it is a refresher (always needed) from the PSS calls from last year. I especially love hearing about successes of what works for motivating and helping our kids progress forward. I get lots of AHA moments. The calls keep me in tune to what is really happening in our family – is someone tired, stressed, hungry, anxious, happy etc. Then I can adjust how I respond in the moment; or, if it’s me having a moment, I can take a time out for myself."

- Marian S.

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"Parents now have an excellent resource and roadmap for dealing with the homework struggles of their ADHD child at every level of education. Homework Headaches is so well-organized and provides practical applications and advice to parents. Homework Headaches reinforces the work that I do with families in terms of fostering independence and self-confidence in my students before they leave for college."

- Judith B.

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"I heard you talk at my child’s school and I could relate and identify with everything you said about these complex kids with ADHD! I signed up for your Sanity School and have attended every session. I have studied your workbook, read your article links and really tried to adopt the new principals of taking aim on specific issues. Things have improved! As you say, this is a marathon. I appreciate all that you've done for my family thus far. "

- Allison M.

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"Sanity School...working on the tone of our home. I have to say that things are feeling good. When we have things picked up in each room and the clutter piles are getting smaller, the entire house feels calmer and so do we. :)"

- Nanette P.

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"I was listening to one of your webinars about managing our triggers. I wasn't aware that I had triggers around homework....and it gave me a better understanding of our family dynamics. After listening to this great webinar, it now makes sense why I need to take Sanity School! Thanks so much for working on your challenges with your families, and now helping others with ours."

- Nanette P.

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"I see ADHD the same as diabetes, which is invisible, has a genetic link, and when given the right information, encouragement, environment and awareness, one can manage well. The problem is that a lot of parents struggle with receiving the information. The pay off is soooo great when parents/teachers do not feel they are experiencing this all by themselves."

- Barb

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"I am thankful for this amazing resource called ImpactADHD! You are a light within a very dark place. You shine very bright! Your website is full of solid resources. You lead the way for others to follow in terms of educating and empowering parents and families."

- Tami F.

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"Personally, I really like ImpactADHD® Coaching Club calls. The live interaction gives me a good balance of feeling challenged, supported, and encouraged all at the same time!"

- Kristi B.

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"Thank you ImpactADHD®! My daughter thanks you... my kid gets to focus on being a kid again. She gets to find joy in her accomplishments and areas of expertise, share and laugh at her 'did I do that' moments, recognize that she would rather not deal with ADHD stuff but also recognize that life is better when she deals with challenges, and that when the fireworks ignite, Mom and Dad are there for her."

- Michelle S.

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"I wanted to say just how helpful this process is for me. Thanks for working through it with me. I find there are many ways I get stuck in how to handle something or move forward and talking it through with your insights and knowledge really are invaluable to me. God bless you ladies! I just had to give you a shout and say thank you!"

- Sarah

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"As a parent I feel frustrated that my kid is so easily distracted. It’s hard to get him to cooperate and move with the fast pace that life demands at times. ImpactADHD® gives me a place to slow down, get help with coaching, and remember that I’m not alone."

- Michelle

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"Parent training is one of the most effective means for helping children with ADHD."

- Tony L.

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"Thank you so very much! Yesterday evening was the very first time we had a report card night that went well! I asked him about the report card and what he thought about it. We talked about it, and had the discussion about how amazing and smart he is, but that with the ADD, his challenge is organization, etc. By the end of the evening, we had a plan that he bought into, and we all went to bed happy. Nobody got upset, nobody stomped off, nobody yelled. WOW!"

- Sheri D.

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"WOW! Just incredible. ALL of your effort, hours, blood, sweat & tears have paid off big time. I love this site even more. Thank you."

- Tami

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"It is with great excitement that I recommend "ImpactADHD®" to my patients. This program is long overdue. Non-medical strategies add benefit to the treatment of children with ADHD. ImpactADHD® staff will be key members of the treatment team."

- Elizabeth L.

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"I am so grateful for the advice and support I received from your site. I was at a desperate and helpless time with my son. I felt such comfort having read the testimonials from other parents and sufferers of add-adhd. I implemented your many useful tips. One by one. Over time the stress subsided knowing that I had your site to return to. Thank you and GOD BLESS you all."

- Lisa S.

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"My coaching sessions have provided guidance for working with my ADHD son. I get encouragement and ideas for what to try with my parenting skills. I am grateful to my coach for her patience and support."

- Susan

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"You help me see the forest for the trees. You help me see things that I really could not get my arms around before, in a different light. I have learned to accept and appreciate who my kids are, embracing as opposed to fighting them."

- Sara

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"This site is phenomenal! The content is inspiring and fills the reader with hope about possibilities … Of course, parents and kids are the winners."

- Keyuri J.

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"Thank God for Impactadhd! I just joined, even though my son is 31 and on his own. Had you been around when my son was 7 or 8, my life would have been so different! I would have thought ImpactADHD was a gold mine, and would have felt much less alone, like there WERE other parents out there going through the same thing. Thank you!"

- Anonymous

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"ImpactADHD Coaching Group is a great way to share ideas, information, encouragement and support without needing to get in the car and go somewhere!"

- Gillian

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"ImpactADHD gives a comprehensive approach to helping the family. We all know that if the parents are supported, the kids will be more successful overall."

- Linda B.

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"Dealing with ADHD Children is so unpredictable, and so inconsistent, that having somebody hold my hand who has been through it, to provide structure in a structure-less space, has been incredibly helpful."

- Sara

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"Thanks for all you did to get me to this peaceful and happy place. I know what I want and will not play games. I am so excited about ImpactADHD. What a great concept you have."

- Lynn

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"I have been working with a coach for several months now, and the experience has been tremendously rewarding (I finally get to spend some time focusing on myself). It seems as though I have inadvertently arranged my life to help and take care of everyone else, so this commitment to myself has been well overdue. The coaching helps me feel much more grounded and sane amidst all of the challenges and demands of my business and personal life."

- Heidi

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"An amazing thing happens with coaching: I can barely manage to make the time to do it, but amazingly it ends up creating more space in my life overall."

- Heidi

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"Elaine really helped me discover my values and what I wanted to change in my life. She gave me great tools. She was also an excellent resource when it came to helping my child with ADHD. She is an inspirational mother with unique ideas about parenting. I learned a great deal working with her."

- Anonymous

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"I hadn't looked at your website since you initially started the business and my initial reaction was, "WOW!" It's like a 1 stop shopping store for parents, kids and families with ADHD. I especially liked the short articles and tips that you and Diane put in."

- Sharon M.

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"FABULOUS new website! Clearly a LOT of time, planning and effort went into creating this -- so impressed with all your great resources you share -- the layout, design, graphics and of course content, rock!"

- Lauren Z.

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"What I would like is for you to continue to lead the way! I've read more articles or blogs that I wouldn't have normally looked at because of your guidance and insight."

- Kathy S.

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"I recently discovered your website and WOW! What an amazing resource for families with ADHD challenges. Many sites for ADHD offer suggestions and "tips" but nothing as practical and thoughtful as what you have created. I was quickly drawn to stories about behaviors, building your "tool kit" and staying motivated."

- Lynell E.

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"Awesome ADHD at College Parenting Tele-Summit that you hosted the last 2 days. Great team of experts you brought together. Glad I heard about the Summit and was able to tune in to 3 of the 4 sessions. Keep up the great work and much success to you!"

- Camille H.

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"I attended one of the teleconferences offered by ImpactADHD yesterday (about ADHD kids going to college) and it was outstanding! They offered so much important and applicable information. I will be looking more closely into this organization. Kudos!"

- Michelle W.

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"You have created an empowering resource that is positively transforming the lives of so many parents. There are so many more who need to be educated about ADHHD so they can create the fulfilling lives they deserve."

- David G.

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"Thanks for helping me schedule my sanity session & for teaching me (via today’s call) that a child’s bad attitude may be an indicator that they need their love tank filled & that hug may be the best way to diffuse a meltdown. The teaching & practical tips were great. I’ll definitely make the tele-classes part of my regular routine. Have a great day!"

- Charlotte

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"ImpactADHD is a great service. If one person has it, it's systemic to a family, so you are helping individuals AND their family."

- Joyce M.

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"Because of your fluid efforts to create an accessible format to learn and grow, our home is more equipped and hopeful! Please be encouraged and I look forward to taking bigger steps this year as it unfolds. Thank you both for sharing your hearts, passion, knowledge, and skills."

- Tami B.

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"I learned so much just by reading your website. I appreciate that you put so much information out there for free, and it really let me get to know you and trust you. As parents, there are so many things we consider doing, but we don't really know if they're good or not. Your website really helped me know that you're going to give me the support I need."

- Cristina A.

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"Our holidays this year were great. I'm just really grateful for the ImpactADHD tools that helped me respond whenever any issues arose, and keep all of our boundaries healthy. It made a HUGE difference."

- Liz

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"I have been reading your ImpactADHD email for a while now, and as a mother of an 11 year old son with ADHD it has been a tremendous help especially with the day to day. Thank you for all that you do."

- Carolie W.

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"I want to tell you how wonderful your ImpactADHD.com is. We’re an Aspie family, and there’s such valuable parenting and coping content on your site that translates well to our family life. It's an incredible thing you’re doing. There is so much power in building community and sharing ideas and experiences. Thank you."

- Mary Anne K.

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"Amen, like other children with ADHD, has meltdowns. Finding your website gave me the knowledge, courage to deal with my son. I read testimonies from other parents who like me were finding that we had such much to deal with. Time and hope is what every parent needs. But we cannot do it alone. We need one another."

- Lisa C.

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"While doing research on how to better equip my 10 year old daughter with ADHD, it became clear that I, as an adult, also have ADHD. Upon being diagnosed, I broadened my research realizing that simply, I cannot give what I do not already have. This is true for every parent. As I was digging through webinars, reading books, and searching for both practical, yet core information on strategies and greater understanding, I came across ImpactADHD. Their honesty, willingness to make information accessible, and impeccable follow up made me comfortable in receiving education and instruction from both Diane and Elaine."

- Tami B.

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"The "ADHD In Reality" E-Book is the best, research based, but able to be read and understood in civilian terms piece of information that gives a solid definition of what ADHD is. ADHD is sorely misunderstood as "just lack of attention, and/or hyper people", which does not represent how ADHD truly impacts life functions everyday for persons with the disorder across the life span."

- Tami B.

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"The webinars offer expert insight into relevant issues and is invaluable. Mastering this journey of parenting is about our ability to equip ourselves, then our children. Education leads to knowledge, then to wisdom that empowers this effort. Education is not only about learning what we do not know, but about revisiting information once learned that needs to be refreshed, or heard through a different perspective."

- Tami B.

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"ImpactADHD's honesty, willingness to make information accessible, and impeccable follow-up made me comfortable in receiving education and instruction from both Diane and Elaine. I have learned specific tools and steps to use for everyday life. I have increased acceptance of myself and better understand the importance of parenting on purpose with strategies to compensate for deficits of ADHD. I have gained information that is real time, honest, helpful, and challenging for living a fulfilling life."

- Tami B.

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"I so wish this support was available when our four kids were in school!! THANK YOU for your dedication and creativity. Even though my children are now aged 22-29, your webinar helped me come to grips with the fact that our kids were 3-5 yrs behind their non ADHD peers, and this is NORMAL & NOT MY FAULT!! (aren't we moms soooo good at guilt!!!) Thanks for the relief!! I will be encouraging my children and nieces to access your sight for information and support!! You are answered prayer!!"

- Joan R.

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"Minimize Meltdowns has helped me in so many ways, from learning more about ADHD to helping develop skills for my toolbox to help me help my children. The skills I am developing help with not just my children who have ADHD but with all people that I interact with."

- Valerie D.

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"The questions in Minimize Meltdowns are thought-provoking and the message is getting through -- there is hope! The interface is easy and it is broken down into small enough pieces so the pace is working for me. I don't have to read 750 pages while I'm trying to implement these things – it’s working!"

- Aimee T.

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" Impact ADHD's Parent Academy was my answer. I was able to talk to someone, in professional confidence and without judgement, who'd actually lived/parented ADHD 24/7. They'd been there. Impact ADHD allowed me to gain insight and experience while my daughter went on with life... no embarrassment from missing activities or classes while spending hours on the road or in a professional office. Each week, I felt empowered when I heard "What can I help you with today" on the other end of the phone, knowing that this was more than theory."

- Michelle S.

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"Finding ImpactADHD has been a tremendous help for my family. My daughter was diagnosed in the middle of her 8th grade year at school. The amount of information we needed to learn quickly seemed immense. Without all the available information ImpactADHD provides I don’t know where we would be now. Add to that the Coaches Club experience which totally completed the package. Having someone share tools for coping with parenting challenges along with keeping me accountable to put them into practice has been very helpful. It’s also very reassuring to hear that I’m not the only one experiencing challenges. ImpactADHD fits our needs above and beyond what I could ever have ever imagined."

- Anonymous

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"The education and peer group support provided through Impact ADHD's Coaching Sessions has been extremely valuable. The excellent facilitation and coaching tips provided by Diane and Elaine provide me with much needed guidance and a way of holding me accountable without judgement. Communicating with other parents of children with ADHD who experience similar challenges is both enlightening and comforting. A powerful combination!"

- Lindsay G.

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"You all are doing such tremendous work. I have to tell you, your emails are fantastic and so helpful to those of us with children with ADHD! Personally, as a Mom...I just want to say THANKS!!!!"

- Tiffany I.

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"I have found, as a parent, that ImpactADHD has a tremendous message, and is truly cutting-edge in the information they provide to families living with the ADHD diagnosis."

- Tiffany I.

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"Yesterday my daughter was roaring down the aisles of the grocery store with the cart and flinging groceries in it like it was a basketball hoop. Thanks to Impact ADHD tools, I was able to keep my cool. She had a wonderful time using the self checkout and bagging the groceries. Very thankful for ImpactADHD and the Facebook support group -- it's such a great safety net to keep us motivated and on task between calls."

- Liz M.

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"Thank you ImpactADHD for empowering me so that I can empower my superstar! You are amazing!"

- Michelle S.

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"Elaine has used her platform of ImpactADHD to help parents understand that they are the "link" in helping children succeed with ADHD. She and her partner help families be successful by understanding how to coach ADHD. She uses her platform to raise ADHD awareness and help parents with some of the most challenging kids thrive, not just survive!"

- Anonymous

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"This week, I was thanking my husband for letting me do the PSS program. I think we both have realized how important it was for me to get this kind of support!"

- Kristi B.

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"My husband and I are really benefiting from the course. Just listening to the videos really helped us, especially the video about shifting expectations. The questions themselves are great. I really think that it's going to make a difference regardless of whether my child's diagnosis is ADHD or Aspbergers. It's also great that we can go at our own pace."

- Cristina

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"I learned so much just by reading your website. I appreciate that you put so much information out there for free, and it really let me get to know you and trust you. As parents, there are so many things we consider doing, but we don't really know if they're good or not. Your website really helped me know that you're going to give me the support I need."

- Cristina

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"I had a regroup with my son last night, in anticipation of school starting. He told me that after my discussion with you (about the Science Fair project), I got it exactly right! Hooray for us!! He and I agreed it was worth every penny we are spending to learn these skills -- so THANK YOU."

- Sheri D.

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"You are saving my relationship with my son."

- Sheri D.

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"Our recommendation to partner with Elaine and Diane at Impact ADHD couldn’t be stronger. We have gained confidence in parenting and advocating, learned real-life tools for handling challenging situations, road blocks and melt downs, and have acquired an "upgrade" to our parenting style - not only do we provide love and support as we did in the past, but now it is tailored to how our son can process it in his mind. We speak his love language."

- Tabora B.

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"I want to thank you very much for creating this program for us, and for providing coaching support calls. Being that you each have lived this from a parent perspective, and that you have become coaches for parents and are teaching parents how to support and coach our children, it is greatly refreshing. I am truly grateful."

- Shawna C.

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" Finding ImpactADHD was a tremendous help for my family early on after diagnosis. Joining the parenting Success System totally completed the package. Having someone share tools for coping with parenting challenges, along with keeping me accountable to put them into practice, has been very helpful. It’s also very reassuring to hear that I’m not the only one experiencing challenges. ImpactADHD fits our needs above and beyond what I could have ever imagined! Without it, I don’t know where we would be now."

- Jennifer B.

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"Your program ( Parent Success System) is really unusual, and I tell other people about it all the time. The calls are great! We parents are the ones on the front lines. This is a condition where we learn so much more about day to day solutions from other parents than we do from our child’s doctors. Congratulations for this wonderful works that you are doing."

- Cristina A.

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"ImpactADHD Coaching Group is a great way to share ideas, information, encouragement and support without needing to get in the car and go somewhere!"

- Gillian

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"I have been reading your ImpactADHD email for a while now, and as a mother of an 11 year old son with ADHD it has been a tremendous help especially with the day to day. Thank you for all that you do."

- Anonymous

Parents Love Us!

"Finding ImpactADHD has been a tremendous help for my family. My daughter was diagnosed in the middle of her 8th grade year at school. The amount of information we needed to learn quickly seemed immense. Without all the available information ImpactADHD provides, I don’t know where we would be now. Add to that the Coaches Club experience which totally completed the package. Having someone share tools for coping with parenting challenges along with keeping me accountable to put them into practice has been very helpful. It’s also very reassuring to hear that I’m not the only one experiencing challenges. ImpactADHD fits our needs above and beyond what I could ever have ever imagined."

- Anonymous

Parents Love Us!

"The education and peer group support provided through Impact ADHD's Coaching Sessions has been extremely valuable. The excellent facilitation and coaching tips provided by Diane and Elaine provide me with much needed guidance and a way of holding myself accountable without judgement. Communicating with other parents of children with ADHD who experience similar challenges is both enlightening and comforting. A powerful combination!"

- Lindsay

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"Thank you for your support. More than the advice, it meant so much to know that someone was holding my hand through the day."

- Shira K.

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"My Parent Group with ImpactADHD is awesome. The members are candid and eloquent about describing the challenges they are facing, and it is empowering to know that other parents are experiencing similar scenarios in dealing with their ADHD child. Thanks for all you do!"

- Anonymous

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"We haven't tackled all the homework headaches, but thanks to Elaine and Diane at ImpactADHD we fewer headaches! Tools I've learned, such as "body-doubling", have helped me shift my focus and create hope and progress on the journey!"

- Kristi B.

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"Thanks to ImpactADHD Parent Success programs, we have learned so many actionable and positive strategies to reduce the stress around homework from the simple step of a jumping jack break to get the wiggles out and activate the brain to the more holistic process of co-creating a homework routine that Miles could follow that allowed him to feel both successful and in control. We feel better about this special time of the day."

- Christa R.

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"I experienced an ADHD Homework Dilemma tonight but feel because of the ImpactAHD coaching, it went really well, much better than it would have several years ago."

- Cheryl A.

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"We were happy to have found ImpactADHD, and after speaking with Elaine, we promptly signed up for coaching, so that we could learn to be equipped to take this journey and figure things out. While homework is an issue for my son and motivating him to do it is even more difficult, ImpactADHD is helping us as parents to work through homework and school issues. The biggest thing that we have learned to date is that we have to celebrate the process and not be as concerned about the end product."

- Mirian S.

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"We were happy to have found ImpactADHD, and after speaking with Elaine, we promptly signed up for coaching, so that we could learn to be equipped to take this journey and figure things out. While homework is an issue for my son and motivating him to do it is even more difficult, ImpactADHD is helping us as parents to work through homework and school issues. The biggest thing that we have learned to date is that we have to celebrate the process and not be as concerned about the end product."

- Mirian S.

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"The struggle of doing a project and getting it turned in is a big deal for a child with ADHD. A year ago I did not know this was an issue for people with ADHD. ImpactADHD is helping us learn new ways to approach homework and life struggles with the first step being that the parents need to stay calm and set the tone to move forward through the struggle."

- Mirian S.

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"Thanks (once again) for giving me the permission to give myself the permission to breathe and look for the successes instead of dwelling on the failures."

- Anonymous

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"You guys have made such an impact in our lives and empowered our parenting with "Full Impact" sessions. Thank you! I'd read in various ADHD resource articles about kids challenges with math reading problems and mentally filed that info away for future use. When frustration surfaced with homework, I was able to communicate a heads up to the math teacher and she generously responded with patience and a tactical shift now that she understood what was going on."

- Michelle S.

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"One of my AHA’s is that HOW we approach the challenges of our complex child makes the most difference, and not what we (or they) do. I have definitely seen this in my time with ImpactADHD. We need to recognize that just as much as our kids needs to be given tools to better manage themselves, we (as parents) need the training to help them feel successful. Since being in this program this year, I feel more confident as a parent and more equipped to be a true advocate for my son, despite his crazy antics. I have learned so much about myself with this program."

- Tamar M.

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"Things are really going very well. Your programs have helped a great deal to bring more calm to our home, which is especially helpful since we have an 18 year old son. I learn so much every time I’m on a support call!"

- Linda C.

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"Once again, I shared your site, this time with my son’s teacher. I received an email from her that she went to work early to peruse ImpactADHD and she is so very excited to be learning more about ADHD from you two!!! I guess I did not realize how much teachers, in general, are uninformed about ADHD. Sometimes, I think they don't understand just how complex it can be. She told me that what I’ve been teaching her about ADHD is making a relationship with my son so much more joyful. That is music to my ears! Thank you Elaine and Diane!"

- Tami M.