Relationships in the World of ADHD – 2021

with Dr. Taneisha Burke & Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC


ADHD is one of those conditions that influences every relationship possible, in one way or another – family, friends, teachers, communities, etc. When one family member has ADHD, every family member is impacted in some way. Sibling dynamics are often complicated, as well as relationships with extended family members. There’s really no important relationships that’s not impacted when anyone is diagnosed with ADHD. It’s useful for parents to understand and  accept how important it is that they be adaptable to their children, who are constantly changing human beings with the complicated brain-wiring of ADHD.

In this inspiring conversation, Dr. Taniesha Burke shares insights from her experience and research on building healthy, connected, resilient families in conversation with Laurie Dupar, who brings her decades of experience as a mom and a practitioner to the conversation. Together, they explore how changing a home environment can improve relationships for families living with ADHD.


About Dr. Taneisha Burke

Dr. Taniesha Burke helps parents build healthy, resilient, connected families, and find joy in their parenting journey. She is a Parent Coach and Educator, Developmental Psychologist, and Researcher.

Dr. Burke has over ten years of experience working with youths and families around the Caribbean, USA, Canada, and Germany. She holds a Ph.D. in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph, Canada, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

Dr. Burke has also completed training on the effects of trauma on child and adolescent development, the Adlerian Parenting Perspective, Second Step Program, and the Strengthening Families Program. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she lives in Berlin, Germany, with her husband and two sons.


About Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC

Laurie Dupar trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 18-year veteran ADHD Life Coach and Director of the International ADHD Coach Training Center ( uses her unparalleled expertise in both the neuroscience and behavior management of ADHD, to help people thrive with ADHD.

Laurie’s private clients benefit from finally understanding how their brain works, are able to minimize their challenges and get things done! In 2015 she founded the International ADHD Coach Training Center an International Coach Federation approved program where she trains and mentors emerging ADHD life coaches so they can reach their dream of making a living while making a difference.

Laurie is the co-author and editor of the #1 Amazon bestseller series, the ADHD Awareness Book Project, that includes titles such as: “365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD”, “Inspirational ways to Succeed with ADHD” and “Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD.” She is a sought-after speaker and presenter on the topics of ADHD and coaching. To find out if you have what it takes to be an ADHD life coach, take the online assessment at

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