I provide personalized consulting, strategizing and coaching help to parents of teens with ADHD* who are at their wits’ end (and on some days may even feel like just giving up!) because nothing they try seems to work — and they’re out of ideas for what to try next. I help them figure out why what they’ve been doing hasn’t worked and help them pinpoint and put in place effective strategies that will work.
I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there myself as a mom of a son with ADHD. I know how badly you want to find something (anything!) that will work in your efforts to help your teen with ADHD do better at home and at school…and I also know how it feels when trial and error feels more like error and error–and how every time another thing you try doesn’t work, it chips a little more of your hope and confidence away. It’s so frustrating to want different results, but not know exactly how to get them. All the ups and downs can really take a toll on you, your teen and the rest of the family.
CLARITY: Sometimes when you’re smack dab in the middle of all the chaos and stress of parenting a teen with ADHD, it’s hard to have perspective and objectivity. And, it’s impossible to “know what you don’t know”! About the only thing you probably know for sure is that what you’ve been doing up to now hasn’t been working; but because you’re so close to the situation (and so overwhelmed), it’s no surprise that it is difficult for you to figure out why, let alone to know what to do differently. That’s where I come in. I’ve been told that my ‘superpower’ is my ability to see the forest for the trees—when presented with what seems/feels like a big, frustrating, complex ‘tangled-ball-of-yarn’ type of situation, I have a knack for being able to see clearly what is going on and why, which then allows me to pinpoint and recommend to you the strategies and solutions that will finally get you the results you have been yearning for.
SOLUTIONS: At this point, you’ve probably already tried a lot of strategies and you’re feeling discouraged because it seems like “nothing works”. Together we’ll troubleshoot why those things haven’t worked, discuss some small changes you could make to get the results you desire, and and I’ll help you fill your ‘parenting tool box’ with practical do-able effective tools, strategies and techniques that you can use right away and well into the future.
IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT: I know that anytime you put something new in place, it can be two-steps-forward/one-step-back situation. That’s why when you work with me I offer implementation support–no more trying to do things that sound good “on paper” but are then impossible to put into practice ‘in real life”! I don’t just make suggestions for tools, strategies and techniques; I also offer help in implementing them. And I help you navigate around any bumps in the road you may encounter, and provide encouragement when you need it most.
WORK + FUN: I like to work hard and take things seriously, but I also think it’s so important to find the humor where ever we can! Laughter is so good for the soul!
(This option is for you if you have a pressing issue or concern re: your teen that you’d like some immediate help on.) To find out more, or to schedule your call, click HERE.
(This option is for you if have already had a Strategy Call (see option 1 above) with me and you want to continue to get one-on-one help and support from me as you put new tools and strategies in place.) Find out more by going HERE.
“It has been extremely helpful to me to be able to express my concerns to Joyce and to have her listen and give me sound advice. She has gotten to know me well and help me see my weaknesses and strengths. I feel like Joyce guides me in the right direction and helps me find the strength to parent courageously.” ~W.S., West Jordan, Utah.
“The relationship between my son and me had always been strained when it came to his bad grades. Recently it reached a tipping point and things went from bad to worse….In desperation I reached out and found Joyce. The techniques and “tools” that Joyce shared with me during our conversations allowed me to change my entire perspective on the situation….It will take work and vigilance on my part, but I feel that I am now prepared to take on this challenge….I just wish I had talked to Joyce earlier.” ~J.S., Denver, Colorado.
“Coaching with Joyce was an empowering, eye-opening experience. I knew how to parent, but had lost my way struggling with my ADHD son over the years. I had become a worrying, hovering, controlling Mom. I knew what I was doing wasn’t working, but I didn’t know how to change. Joyce helped me see that all my worrying wasn’t helping, and was actually hurting my son….The fact that Joyce has been in the trenches with her own son validated what she was teaching me. It’s sometimes hard to take advice from someone who hasn’t been where you are. Joyce has, and has real-life experience and knowledge of what it’s like. I’ve seen my son step up and be more independent already in response to my changes in how I interact with him. I look forward to a more peaceful relationship with him as he transitions into adulthood. Thank you Joyce!” ~ G.K., Kansas City, Missouri