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This week our guest is Dr. Jennifer Hartstein. Dr. Hartstein is currently in private practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. She is the owner and founder of Hartstein Psychological Services, PLLC, a group psychotherapy practice. Dr. Jen is a psychological contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, a national morning news program. She is a Mental Health Core Expert for The Dr. Oz Show and was the psychological/lifestyle contributor on CBS’ The Early Show. Dr. Jen is the author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Empowered Girls who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters.
But possibly more importantly, (insert sarcasm emoji here,) Dr. Hartstein is my ex-girlfriend. Jen and I dated for about three years, living together for two of them. She might look all cool on TV, but her biggest challenge, hands down, was living with me. 🙂
This interview is chock full of advice, laughs, and action items you can implement today, whether you have ADHD, or love or live with someone who does.
Enjoy the episode!
In this episode, Peter and Jennifer discuss:
- Jennifer’s history (01:52)
- Dating & ADHD (02:58)
- Distractions and success (04:58)
- Understanding yourself (06:21)
- Children & school (07:12)
- How things are done in Europe (10:44)
- Parents should not be afraid (12:34)
- Pros and cons of medication (13:23)
- Race and diagnosis (15:15)
- Moms are getting diagnosed (17:44)
- Being human (21:38)
- Hartstein Psychological (Jennifer’s company)
- Dr. Jen (Jennifer’s site)
- Delivered From Distraction – Dr Hallowell (Book)
- 10 Ways to live a happy live when you live with someone with ADHD (Article)
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PS: Don’t forget – We have the #1 online video course for turning your ADHD into a superpower – The FTN Course is 38 three minute videos, watchable at your own pace, covering everything from work, to home life, to exercise and health. Check it out!