2 – Embracing Your Child’s Zone of Genius with Dr. Elisa Song
2 - Embracing Your Child’s Zone of Genius with Dr. Elisa Song
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Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

Dr. Elisa Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and “mama” to Kenzi and Bodi.

Through her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she has helped thousands of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents how to help their children thrive in body, mind, and spirit. She does this by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine: homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils.

Dr. Song joins Dana Kay to share the telltale signs of ADHD in young children, why it’s vital to highlight and embrace your child’s “zone of genius”, how to optimize your child’s diet and lifestyle, and the role of medication in treating ADHD.

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:47] Dr. Song shares what to look for if you suspect that your child has ADHD.

[9:38] Identify your child’s “zone of genius” rather than scolding them for what you perceive as shortcomings (ex. being hyperfocused).

[12:21] Dr. Song speaks on how she assesses whether or not a child has ADHD, and explains the types of sensory challenges that may mistakenly be attributed to ADHD.

[17:15] How important is it to have a diagnosis, really?

[22:27] Dr. Song does a deep dive into her personalized approach to working with ADHD children.

[27:06] If food is medicine, you should always focus first and foremost on how to nourish your child’s brain.

[33:18] Lifestyle is also a major factor in health and wellness. At the top of the list, ensure that your child is getting adequate sleep.

[40:40] Dr. Song explains the role of medication in treating ADHD.

[43:49] The most important thing you can do as a family is to sit down periodically and take an inventory of all your child’s strengths.

 

Memorable Quotes:

“We don’t want kids to be self-identifying: labeling themselves as ‘troublemaker’ or the kid that nobody wants to have a playdate with.”

 

Guest Resources

Elisa is a holistic pediatrician, most importantly is an amazing wife and mom to her 2 spunky & goofy children. She is a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained holistic pediatrician. She founded Whole Family Wellness (formerly Whole Child Wellness), an integrative pediatric practice in Belmont, CA – one of the first and most highly regarded holistic pediatric practices in the country. During these practice she have helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to heal their children from the inside out using an integrative pediatric approach.

She created Healthy Kids Happy Kids – dedicated to empowering parents to take charge of their kids’ health naturally!
She is a holistic pediatrician, integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils. She also is a lecturer for the Center for Education and Development in Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH), Academy for Pain Research, Institute for Functional Medicine, and Holistic Pediatric Association, among others.

 

Where to Find Dr. Elisa Song:

Website: https://www.healthykidshappykids.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrElisaSongMD

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthykids_happykids/ 

 

Dana Kay Resources: 

Website – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/adhdthriveinstitute

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/adhdthriveinstitute/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/ADHDThriveInstitute

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/74302454/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/adhdthriveinstitute/

Tiktok – https://www.tiktok.com/@adhd_thriveinstitute

International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/

 

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