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Soaring Child: Thriving with ADHD

Our mission is to give hope and answers to parents of children with ADHD who are looking for alternative (natural) and effective means of helping them learn to thrive at home, at school, and in life.

We feature interviews with experts, medical professionals, and parents just like you, who are learning how to reduce ADHD symptoms using food and other natural strategies.

Because children with ADHD deserve to soar, just like every other child.

Jun 1, 2023

I am sure there are a lot of listeners out there that have very involved parents, grandparents, and other family members in their child's life. Some of these family members might have a hard time adjusting to the changes being made. 

On this week’s episode of the Soaring Child, we are speaking with a very special guest, Carolyn Hudson. Carolyn is the grandmother of a child with ADHD, and she has walked the natural journey with her daughter and grandson for the past several years. 

She is here to offer tips, tricks, and advice to family members who are trying to adapt to the dietary changes being made. Tune in today as she helps us navigate this topic. 


Key Takeaways:

[3:04]  About Carolyn 

[4:15] Carolyn’s initial thoughts about her daughter’s plan to use natural strategies to help her grandson’s ADHD

[7:10] Carolyn’s tips for grandparents

[11:02] Positive changes Carolyn has seen in her grandchild

[12:50] Additional advice for grandparents

[15:46] Carolyn’s advice for parents who are nervous about talking to grandparents about the changes they want to make

Memorable Quotes:

“With healthcare, medication is the quick bandaid…That medication isn’t going to fix it. It’s just going to be a temporary bandaid and then when something else comes along, you’ll get something else.”

“Our pantry is stocked with things that they eat, so when they come, it’s there…It’s become part of our routine to have it available for them here.”

“He used to have these outbursts that would literally bring me to tears, because I knew that wasn’t him. It was heartbreaking to see that.”

“He now knows what’s good for him and what isn’t.”

“He’s definitely a totally different child.”

“We as grandparents don’t have those children every day. Some of us might. But be as supportive and encouraging as you can of your family. It does work. It is going to make a difference.”

“It’s not a bandaid. This is a fix.”

“Don’t give up. Stick with it. Support your family. Do your part when they’re visiting with you.”

“Sit and explain to your grandparents what you’re dealing with and what you’re going through and then how you’re going to help them help you support the process.”


Dana Kay Resources:









International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – 

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass –  

ADHD Parenting Course –

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program –