Success with ADHD and learning disorders

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Success with ADHD and learning disorders

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I used to do parenting classes for parents of kids who have ADHD and learning problems. What I found out, after the first meeting, when the parent really understood that the child wasn't doing these things that they did on purpose. It was the way their brain worked. They started getting a sense of compassion. You would never say to a child who is blind, "Hey, look at this." Or a child who is deaf, "Now, listen to me." We found that we were saying to kids with attention problems, "Now, pay attention." You have to embrace their differences and what they are talented at. They may be a great car mechanic or a great ER doctor. We want your child to learn to be successful. Let them learn to love themselves, know their limitations and get help to be organized or get a good spell checker on their computer. Whatever they need to get the support they need.

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Rona Renner, RN

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Rona Renner has been a Registered Nurse for 46 years with a wide range of experience in health care. In the last 20 years she has focused her attention on pediatrics, parent education and advocacy, ADHD and learning differences. In 1992, she was trained by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center as a temperament counselor to help parents understand their child's behavior, and she co-wrote the temperament based parenting class manual. In 2002, she founded Childhood Matters, a non-profit organization producing radio shows in English and Spanish. "Nurse Rona" hosted a weekly call-in radio show for over nine years, and has appeared on many television shows, including CNN and 20/20. Rona is the author of Is That Me Yelling, a book aimed to help parents learn how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament, and their ownShe loves working with parents one-on-one, in groups, or in large workshops. Rona is happily married, has four adult children, and two grandsons.

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