May We Introduce You To: Impact Parents – Helping Parents Help Kids (ImpactADHD)

by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)

All parents in our ADHD community begin the same way. We realize there’s a problem with our child (or maybe several kids), we go to our pediatrician or family practice physician, our child is diagnosed with ADHD, and we are told all the things we will need to do and learn in order to help them.

Then it hits us. Where do we go for information, for support, for training? This is the point where all of us probably felt overwhelmed, lost, and had no idea what to do. 

Luckily today thanks to the Internet families have the ability to check out different professionals and resources online.

In this month’s newsletter I want to introduce you to Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus who are moms to “complex kids” with ADHD and other related issues and they are also professional certified coaches for parents. When you read their stories on the Home page of their website they talk about the emotions they went through and the isolation they felt –

Learn About Impact Parents (ImpactADHD)

When Diane Dempster, PCC, CPC, MHSA and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, co-founded their company they kept in mind the large amount of searching parents have to do in looking for training and support. They were determined to make sure that their services would be affordable.

They realized that parents needed help in figuring out the “how” to successfully support their children with ADHD, anxiety and other challenges. Impact Parents is another website that can give you hours of reading and learning on ADHD – it could be a one-stop learning experience for some.

Here are just a few of the different programs and services they offer. The information is a combination of free resources and resources that may be purchased:

  • Sanity School Training Program for parents and teachers
  • Books, home study programs & videos
  • Tips & worksheets that can be downloaded
  • A short quiz to discover your parenting style
  • 3 Blogs – Impact ADHD, Impact Anxiety and Impact Complex Kids
  • Online coaching sessions


Currently on their website they are offering two FREE webinars this month:

  1. ADHD Medications 101, the presenter will be Carolyn Parcells, M.D. | Friday, January 22, 2021, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
  2. ADHD and Cannabis: A Toxic Couple, the presenter will be Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D. | Monday, January 25, 2021, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

You must register online, and the website says you can attend either webinar live or get access to both of the recordings.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC is also the author of a new book, The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More, Copyright 2020.

I want to encourage you to spend some time reviewing their website, read their stories, and discover what they have learned in reducing the chaos in their homes and replacing it with calm. Most of all what they have learned from their kids on how to empower them. 

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