ADHD Youth Coaching

Robyn Parks, ADHD/Life Coach
Greater Baltimore Area

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ADHD Youth CoachingCHADD- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
The nations leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families, with over 200 local chapters throughout the US.

National Resource Center on ADHD (a program of CHADD)
Serves to provide science-based information and support about all aspects of ADHD.

NAMI –National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nations largest nonprofit, mental health education, advocacy and support organization.

NIMH-National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA provides support for people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. Typical learning difficulties include dyslexia and dysgraphia-often complicated by associated disorders such as ADHD.

ICF-International Coach Federation
Core purpose is to support and advance the coaching profession through programs and standards supported by our members and to be an authoritative source on coaching information and research for the public.

Edge Foundation
The mission and vision of the Edge Foundation is to give each student a coach, regardless of their economic circumstances, and especially those who are at-risk of dropping out of school — specifically, non-traditional learners with Executive Functioning challenges, ADHD being the most severe — so that they can complete their education, realize their full potential and pursue their passion.

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich
ADHD Expert Cindy Goldrich's Book "8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD" is now available

Winner of the 2015 USA Book Award for Parenting/Family and Education/Academic categories
Compassionate and effective strategies for raising a child with ADHD.
Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.
Order a Copy of "8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD" here

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"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."
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