Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

Season 2 - Episode 13 | December 2, 2021

A Parent’s Journey: A Child with ADHD

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Show Notes

In this episode, we talk candidly about what parenting a child with ADHD is really like — the challenges, joys, worries and wonder. How do you know when it’s time to get help? Is medication necessary? What kind of impact will your child’s behavior have on the rest of the family? While we may sometimes wish that our kids came with an instruction manual, remember that you are doing the best you can and so is your child. And you are not alone. Tune in today to hear from Lauren Sims, the mom of a child with ADHD, as she shares her real-life personal journey filled with encouragement, empathy and strategies to set your child up for success.

Guest Info

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Lauren Barry Sims


Associate Director of Advancement at CHC

Lauren has worked professionally for profit and not-for-profit organizations with a focus on fundraising. Early work experience in the Bay Area included sales for a technology company, and later, fundraising and research for a venture capital firm. After moving to Chicago, Lauren worked as a Senior Major Gift Officer at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation. There she found her passion for working in children’s healthcare. Lauren served as a volunteer for CHC for twelve years before joining CHC’s Advancement team. She and her husband, Prairie Sims, live in Palo Alto with their two children, Jackson and Colton.

Lauren earned her BA from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.

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