Helping our kids navigate their childhood is no easy task. It’s doubly difficult for kids with ADHD, which makes it doubly difficult for parents, too. Whether we have ADHD ourselves, or not, we never want to see our kids struggle, and we get frustrated when we don’t exactly know how to help them. For example, many parents worry that they are not putting appropriate boundaries in place, that their kids are not learning to socialize, or that their kids are spending too much time on technology.
In this enlightening conversation, Elizabeth Milovidov, PhD, JD discusses social dynamics, social-emotional learning, and screen-time/tech management with social skills expert, Caroline Maguire. You might be surprised at the recommendations they both make!
Elizabeth Milovidov is a Digital Parenting Consultant, who provides support to governments, companies, schools, and parenting associations on digital parenting and children and internet. Currently, Elizabeth is a Board Trustee for the The Diana Award, an Advisor on European Cooperation and International Projects to e-Enfance, the French Child Online Protection Association and a Digital Parenting Contributor to France 24.
She also consults for UNICEF, Child Online Protection and the Council of Europe as an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children’s Rights and Internet. On occasion she provides eSafety content to the UK Safer Internet Centre, the Family Online Safety Institute, Internet Matters and Vodafone. She regularly gives interviews to the press and has been featured in BBC, The Financial Times, OZY and more.
Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, is a graduate of Trinity College and Lesley University, where she earned her M. Ed. and Early Childhood Development with a specialization in social emotional learning (SEL). She is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, the winner of the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest and founder of a SEL training methodology How To SEL, both designed to coach social, emotional and behavioral learning. She founded the only Coach Training program accredited by the ICF, ADDA’s The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families.
Ms. Maguire practiced as a social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center Boston then formed her private practice. She is a sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator, a permanent social skills columnist in CHADD’s ATTention Magazine, and a favored contributor to many revered publications. Follow her @AuthorCarolineM and download her free video “How to Tell a Tighter Story”