In this episode of The Peaceful Parenting Podcast, I talk with Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a clinical psychologist and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, about feeding/eating challenges with children with ADHD. We discuss how to help kids with ADHD learn interoception and mindfulness around eating without perpetuating diet culture.

We talk about:

  • 7:23 Flexibility when parenting an ADHD child
  • 8:25 The effects ADHD has on eating, and the prevalence of eating disorders
  • 11:03 Misconceptions and explanations of eating disorders
  • 28:00 Navigating ADHD kids eating while not harming their relationship with food
  • 40:00 Tips for families where intuitive/responsive feeding isn’t working
  • 48:26 Differentiating between helping an ADHD kid eat/tune into their body vs. diet culture
  • 54:45 When language can become harmful and perpetuate diet culture
  • 1:02:00 Mindfulness when eating

Download the episode transcript HERE

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • The Adonis Complex: How to Identify, Treat and Prevent Body Obsession in Men and Boys by Dr. Roberto Olivardia

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