I help parents of young kids with adhd symptoms create more peace at home and progress for their kiddos best quality of life by providing clarity and action steps for busy parents.
Unlike most, I don’t give just knowledge on one piece of the puzzle, I look at the big picture of options, always consider Harvard's 3 keys to improving outcomes for kids, and translate knowing to doing.
NICE TO MEET YOU
As a former patented scientist, NASA intern, and biotech professional, when I found myself putting a leash on my kiddo (something I had previously vowed never to do) I searched deep for how to help this kiddo.
Unfortunately, a lot of the help that I found in the first several years wasn't fully helpful.
The journey was like trying to find your way out of a corn maze without a map. (Have you found yourself wondering, 'which way next?')
So now I'm on a mission to make the journey clear, actionable, and affordable so that kids and families can work on what really moves the needle. No child should have to dread school or shrink with low self esteem. Families need clarity so that they can enjoy the journey on the way to that last warm, optimistic hug as kids launch into their own adult life with confidence.
Parents deserve to be empowered as the expert in their unique kiddo, confident about what their kiddo needs to succeed.
Action based solutions to specific challenges - like getting evaluations or how to coach executive function skills while getting the homework done.
Support that Closes Gaps
Always considering 3 keys to support - lowering body stress, growing skills, and building responsive relationships.
I've felt the disappointment of spending time and $ on something thinking it would help, but it didn't. I wanted a clear path to what really mattered because insurance paperwork, inner struggles over easy cooking vs specialized diets, and learning how to parent 4 diverse and active kids was energy depleting enough.
I've also felt the joy of figuring out what each unique brain and body needed, supporting that need, and seeing the kids go from anxious to blossoming with a smile and a bounce in their step as they walk into school in the morning. It required effort and learning, but our home life went from chaotic and stressful to fun and connected.
Now the path seems so clear. The kids are navigating life, school, and relationships (even sibling relationships) well, and that makes it worth all the effort.
"The weekly accountability and support has been instrumental in our 3 months of HUGE growth in our family."
"All the resources you have shared for me, Veronica, have been great. And honestly, it’s a great course, you should raise up the price; definitely, it’s worth much more."
"This has been an amazing series! I'm so thankful for the information! For the first time in many years I feel like there is hope for us with this journey!"
Why I Do It
Mom's post in a Facebook group: "My child just got an ADHD diagnosis, what do I do now?"
Other parents' response: "Start your research."
When I saw that and through of the journey ahead of her, I knew we needed a better answer. So, I founded ADHD - What Now?, dedicated to helping families get on a fast track to growing more health and happiness with research done for you.
It is so important, because I suspect there are countless kids struggling with challenges that could be helped with more awareness.
For example, once up a time, as I was waiting for my son's psych appointment to wrap up, I watched another kid bounce around the waiting room. So, when I got called in for the appointment download, I asked this very helpful reputable mental health practitioner about her familiarity with sensory processing. She wasn't familiar with it. I was grateful that we were already addressing this area for my kiddo, but worried that this other kiddo's family could be spending a fortune on mental health when a critical need could be help with sensory processing.
Without a guide, there are risks of missing important areas, and I don't want that for you or your kiddo.
One of my summit participants once said, "I've been a therapist supporting kids with ADHD for years and it is very different now that I have a child with ADHD."
My number one qualification is having to become intimately familiar with ADHD and all the co-existing conditions so that I could support kids and close gaps to the point they are thriving and fully functional at school, life, and friendships.
My background as a chemist, biotech quality professional, and project manager also helps with the mindset. ;)
And professional development with expertise specific to ADHD is important to me. That's why:
- I run events that bring in the experts on specific topics.
I've also taken the following professional development courses:
- Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan
- Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors
- Executive Function Mastery Course: Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Attention, Memory & Self-Regulation
- Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind, and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders
- Dr. Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score: Intensive Trauma Treatment Course