Moms of Tweens and Teens

Parenting Beyond Tips and Tricks: Embracing Authenticity and Growth in Parenting Our Kids with Dr. Norrine Russell

December 14, 2023 Sheryl Gould Episode 95
Moms of Tweens and Teens
Parenting Beyond Tips and Tricks: Embracing Authenticity and Growth in Parenting Our Kids with Dr. Norrine Russell
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Show Notes

If you have an ADHD kid you understand the frustration, arguing and misunderstanding this can cause for parents and their kids. 

My special guest today is Dr. Norrine Russell, she is an Executive Functioning & ADHD Expert who founded Russell Coaching for Students in 2009. She is also the mother of two atypical children. Dr. Russell knows firsthand that being a parent of a struggling student is tough. 

In this episode, Dr. Russell shares

  • Parenting struggles and self-care for moms. 0:01
    • Sheryl Gould discusses parenting tweens and teens in today's world, shares personal experiences, and offers encouragement to listeners.
    • Sheryl Gould and Noreen Russell discuss the importance of giving oneself grace and accepting limitations, particularly in parenting.
    • Noreen shares insights from her bonus call, including the common themes of exhaustion, weariness, and the need for self-care and self-compassion.
  • Parenting neurodiverse children and self-care. 5:26
    • Dr. Norrine Russell emphasizes the importance of recognizing it's okay not to have all the answers, especially for parents of neurodiverse children.
    • She encourages listeners to prioritize self-care and step away from the pressure to be perfect and fix everything.
    • Sheryl Gould and Dr. Norrine Russell discuss the pressure to create perfect holidays and lives, and the importance of being authentic and acknowledging where we are.
    • They emphasize the need to let go of the idea that there's a "right" way to do things and to embrace imperfection and authenticity.
  • Parenting pressures and self-trust. 11:53
    • Dr. Norrine Russell and Sheryl Gould discuss the pressure parents face from endless parenting tips and the need to trust themselves and their own experiences.
    • They suggest posting questions instead of tips to encourage self-reflection and authenticity in parenting.
    • Dr. Norrine Russell and Sheryl Gould discuss the importance of questioning societal expectations and defining what matters to individuals and their
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