In this hour-long webinar from ADDitude magazine, Robert Brooks, Ph.D., discusses the characteristics of a resilient mindset in children with ADHD and how adults can serve as an effective source of strength. The discussion has application to a wide variety of learning challenges.

Download the slides for the webinar.

Presentation Time Stamps:

05:55 Concept of Resilience
7:47 Resilience and Children with ADHD
12:26 Nurturing Resilience
18:00 The Mindset and Strategies of a Charismatic Adult
Related Resources
27:52 “Sick in the Brain”
40:05 “Islands of Competence”
49:30 Q&A

Other Resources:

  1. Download: A Most Insightful Student Profile
  2. Read: “I Am What I Choose to Become!”
  3. Read: Gifted & Talented: Ask Yourself, ‘What’s Right with My Child?’
  4. eBook: The ADHD Childcare Guide

About the Presenter: Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships. During the past 40 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

Dr. Brooks received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University and did additional training at the University of Colorado Medical School. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Brooks is the author or co-author of 19 books, including Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child (#CommissionsEarned) and Tenacity in Children: Nurturing the Seven Instincts for Lifetime Success (#CommissionsEarned), among others.

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