94 – Strategies to Combat Parental Burnout with Ashley Gobeil
94 - Strategies to Combat Parental Burnout with Ashley Gobeil
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Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

Parental burnout is a common struggle among many parents of children with ADHD. In this episode of the Soaring Child podcast, Ashley Gobeil,  our resident ADHD-specific Child and Family therapist, shares more about the telltale signs of parental burnout.

She shares critical tips on how to take care of yourself and avoid burning out in the first place.

If you’re struggling with feeling overwhelmed as a parent of a child with ADHD, tune in this episode with returning guest Ashley Gobeil.

We also have MORE exciting news – Ashley and I are offering a FREE ADHD-parenting 3-part mini-series called The ADHD Circuit Breaker this month!

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 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[5:38] Why parents of kids with ADHD develop “blocked care” and overwhelmed nervous systems

[10:20] Signs that a parent’s nervous system is overwhelmed

[20:41] The importance of self-care for parents of kids with ADHD

[25:05] Things to avoid that could exacerbate parents’ overwhelm

[27:20] Techniques to help parents soothe their stressed nervous systems and avoid burnout

Memorable Moments:

”Parenting a child who is having daily meltdowns, emotional outbursts, aggression, impulsivity, resistance to tasks and listening…As a parent, when you are constantly experiencing that, it can take a huge toll on the nervous system.”

”Blocked care can happen…It’s like we want to avoid that interaction, and it shuts down that part of our brain that wants to care for our kids.”

”When we’re in a chronic stress environment, our window of tolerance gets smaller and smaller.”

”The more we’re noticing what’s happening in our minds, in our bodies, physiologically, sensationally, we start to get to know ourselves better, then we can put in steps or get ourselves out of the dynamic.”

”Just being aware means we can slow it down before it starts to impact our mental health.”

”We can’t soothe our kids’ nervous system if our nervous system is shot.”

”One thing that can really help is to remember, ‘I’m doing the best I can with the resources I have..’”

”If you could be doing better, you would be. But when you can, you will.”

”When we are heightened, we want to extend our exhale. When we’re really low and lethargic, we want to extend our inhale.”

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