LD Expert Podcast

Episode 21: Adulting with ADHD and Learning Differences – Julie Lythcott-Haims

    In this Episode

    This week’s podcast guest is Julie Lythcott-Haims, a best-selling author, former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean and, most importantly, a parent of a child with a learning disability. Julie shares vulnerable moments adulting with undiagnosed ADHD, and learning how to best support her child with diagnosed ADHD. Her hope is that you do not feel judged, but rather feel seen and supported on your journey of raising an adult.

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • A parent’s journey to better understanding and appreciating her son with learning differences
    • How becoming an adult is different for young adults with learning challenges
    • Examples of what over-parenting looks like

    Episode Highlight

    There's tremendous freedom and flexibility now, which I think contributes to the stress around, “What is the right path?” - Julie Lythcott-Haims

    In this week’s episode, Julie shares why being an adult is so much more complicated and difficult now and how to find the balance in guiding vs over-parenting our children.



    Bonus Q&A

    Why don't teachers in high school understand that some students are different?

    The short answer is that people see other humans through the lens of their own experience. If a teacher grew up and went through school without any notable challenges like dyslexia, then the teacher may not fully grasp what dyslexia is or how it can affect a student.

    Listen for more great questions in this week’s Bonus Q&A.