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Organization & Anti-Procrastination with Wendy Weinberger

Episode Notes In today’s episode, we’re talking to Wendy Weinberger about ORganization & Anti-Procrastination. Wendy is the President & Co-Founder of Illuminos in the Northern Virginia area. We’re happy to have Wendy with us in this episode to discuss strategies for improving success in children with ADHD or Executive Function struggles. Today we will answer these questions:   Why do so many kids with ADHD struggle with school, despite being very smart and capable? What are Executive Functions?  What might be signs that a student is struggling with EF challenges?  Can you share about the difference or overlap between ADHD and EF skills?  What tips can you provide for parents to help their child become more organized both academically and in their “kid” life? For younger children, are there ways to help build the right skills early on to help them later?  For parents learning about an ADHD diagnosis when a child is older, is there still an opportunity to effect change?  What are common mistakes parents make while trying to help their child with ADHD?  How do parents help their child down the path of success at school without breaking down their relationship with that child, especially when teenagers? My child studies hard, but nothing sticks. Could that be an EF issue? What should the parents do?  What are the 5 key takeaways from today’s discussion?   More about Wendy   Wendy is the President & Co-Founder of Illuminos, a passion project born from her experiences growing up with numerous family members with ADHD and other learning differences.   When a child close to her received the same diagnosis, she not only worked hard to help him overcome the many challenges but decided to bring her cousin Evan’s academic coaching business to the DC area to help students in her community with similar struggles.   A lifelong supporter of children’s causes, Wendy has been a long-time advocate for the Children’s Hospital & Children’s Health Network and has raised more than $625,000 for the facility.    Wendy holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BS, cum laude, from the University of Maryland. Prior to founding Illuminos, she spent 25 years as an attorney, General Counsel and COO of publicly traded companies gaining a broad range of experiences that she leverages today in managing Illuminos.    Wendy lives in Ashburn, Virginia with her husband, Antonio, their 5 children, Sofia, Stella, Lola, Emme, & Grayson, and their 2 Golden Retrievers, Coco and Luna, and their 2 Bengal cats, Milo and Riley.   Links and Resources: Wendy’s practice: Make sure to subscribe and follow us on social media so you never miss an episode! Website:  Facebook:  Instagram:  Youtube: LinkedIn:

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