ADHD Youth Coaching

Robyn Parks, ADHD/Life Coach
www.SimplyPositiveCoaching.com
Greater Baltimore Area



Call 410-790-2387
email:
Robyn@SimplyPositiveCoaching.com
for a complimentary consultation

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There is no instruction booklet on parenting in general, and when your child is diagnosed with ADHD, it’s not uncommon to feel extremely overwhelmed and frustrated. It can be a stressful and exhausting journey. We all want to see our child succeed in school and in life. A diagnosis of ADHD can present many challenges within the family, school and social settings. When you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care of your child. Robyn will support you and give you tools to manage your stress.

Parent training is recognized as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. Robyn Provides direct parenting support and offers the highly acclaimed Calm And Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD© by Cindy Goldrich, PTS coaching - a workshop series. Using a combination of education and coaching, the workshop will help clients develop specific tools, techniques and strategies to:

  • reduce chaos and challenging behaviors
  • set realistic and effective rules and boundaries
  • help your child capitalize on their strengths and increase self-esteem
  • reduce homework stress for you and your child
  • help your child manage frustration

Robyn will:

  • Help you better understand your child’s diagnosis, so that you can confidently advocate for your child
  • Work with you to improve communication between you and your child so that you are able to provide your child with the necessary support and encouragement
  • Support and motivate you to stay positive, calm and focused, so that you are better able to connect with your child, helping him/her to be calm and focused as well

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Testimonials:

"As my ADHD Coach, Robyn Parks has been influential in my success through the first semester of my freshman year of college. Robyn is patient, encouraging and insightful in every interaction I have with her and I always leave feeling better about myself and what I am capable of after speaking with her. She expresses genuine interest in me and my accomplishments and failures as a student and as a person. Robyn is knowledgeable about the tools and actions necessary for my improvement but she always leaves decisions up to me so that I am equipped to handle situations on my own in the future. Robyn has been an invaluable resource for me this semester and she is an exceptional coach."
- Freshman College Student

"I participated in a class lead by Robyn Parks to better learn strategies for assisting my ADHD son. The class was fantastic thanks to Robyn’s clear explanations and thoughtful examples to highlight her instruction. I thought I knew a fair amount about ADHD given that my son is 18 and a senior in high school, but I learned so much more usable information about ADHD and Executive Functioning through this course than I had from books alone. The highlight of the class for me was the instruction on using key guiding thoughts to influence your parenting decisions and behavior, especially the instruction on collaborative problem solving. I feel I am now better equipped to have calm, problem solving discussions with my son instead of arguments. The skills I learned in this course can greatly benefit parents and their young, adolescent, or adult children. Robyn is a highly effective communicator which added so much to the class and enabled participants to openly share experiences with each other. I am grateful to her for all that I learned in the course of a few weeks. Take the course; you will not be disappointed!"
- Leslie Meek - Parent of a teenage son

"Calm and Connected is a course that every parent of a child with ADHD needs. The wisdom conveyed through the handouts and discussion is simple yet powerful. Each session features new tools that can be applied immediately. Parents and children will experience a calmer and happier home as the principles are practiced. Give yourself and your family this gift."
- Parent of a teenage girl

"My son has struggled with organization and focusing each school year. I contacted Robyn when I saw that his school refused to give him the tools and accommodations he needed to succeed. We were on the brink of failing the 8th grade school year and his acceptance into the Baltimore School for the Arts was definitely in jeopardy. Robyn jumped right in and gave him those tools. She was absolutely fantastic in helping and supporting me as an advocate for my son to get the accommodations he needed in school. With her help, my son grades and his attitude towards school improved. He knows now that he can do it!"

"The support, tools, advocacy and relationship that Robyn provides is invaluable! I remind him… what/how would Ms. Robyn want you to do that?"
- Danielle Boone Brown - Mom of an 8th grader headed to high school

"Robyn’s coaching made a tremendous difference in my son’s life. She helped him to set goals and achieve them, and enforced the importance of being accountable for his actions. As a result, my son functioned more effectively at school and had less conflict and stress at home."
- Mom of a teenage son with ADHD and executive function disorder

"As a Dad, taking the course was instrumental in not only learning how to better parent a child with ADHD, but also gaining skills that applied to our entire household.  Robyn and Jill were excellent instructors, at both presenting material and eliciting real-life examples from the participants that served as work exercises for everyone to practice these skills."
- Dad of a son with ADHD

"The Calm and Connected parent course was excellent.  Sometimes as parents we can feel alone in this work to help our ADHD children, but there are so many on this journey.  The class offered a step by step guide to first enhance understanding of ADHD and the challenges our children face with compassion.  Tools and strategies were given to build stronger relationship and communication with our children or teens. Then, we worked with our children toward collaborative goal setting and plans that were revisited for revision.  The parent guidance accompanied by respect for the child’s voice in the process is the balance my husband and I are always striving to do with our 13 year old son. The work of giving our kids roots and wings is our important challenge and this class was a great help.  A heartfelt thanks to both Robyn and Jill for providing a supportive climate of sharing, guiding thoughts to maintain our focus, and so many practical suggestions along the way."
- A former educator and parent of a 13 year old son with ADHD

"I contacted Robyn because she has established an excellent reputation as being a very knowledgeable and excellent coach. She is well read on the vast materials and studies regarding ADHD. Robyn helped me by providing concrete strategies and answers to so many unanswered questions in parenting a child with ADHD. Words and phrases, I was able to take away and use that day. The outcome was this course has reminded me to stop and think before reacting. To take 10 breaths and teach myself how to stay calm no matter how chaotic the situation may appear. The thing I really liked was seeing immediate results on how these tools can work for your child and your family. The experience was very positive. I looked forward to every Tuesday night, and always felt better than when I came in. I would recommend Calm and Connected to people who want to gain a solid perspective, concrete facts, and excellent tools in assisting them in parenting a child with ADHD."
- A client

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