We are Elaine and Diane, the co-founders of ImpactADHD®, ImpactAnxiety, and ImpactParents.com. We are also the co-creators of Sanity School® for Parents and Sanity School® for Teachers, the authors of two best-selling books, and the hosts of the Parenting with Impact podcast. Elaine is a Master Certified Coach, Diane is a Professional Certified Coach, and most importantly of all, we are moms.
In fact, between our two families, we are parents of a combined 6 kids with complex challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, autism, learning disabilities, and more. After more than a decade of raising our kids with a coach approach, we now have terrific relationships with our six successful young adults -- and kept our sense of humor in the process!
There's a lot of misinformation 'out there' about parenting complex kids, and we’re here to set the record straight. Experience taught us that despite their challenges, they have the capacity to become extraordinary adults -- and it's our job as parents to get them there.
For more than a decade, we’ve been actively involved with supporting families in the U.S. and around the world, and are proud to be seen as a leading 'voice for parents' raising complex kids. We are sought after for guidance, resources and expertise by a wide range of institutions, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Understood, Attention and ADDitude magazines, the National Board of Directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD, on which Elaine served), school districts, and countless conferences and trainings around the globe.
We know firsthand that having a complex child, teen or young adult can be draining -- on your time, your home life, and of course your wallet. We know you often feel judged, isolated and overwhelmed.
And it's time for that to stop!
The challenges are many, but you don't have to face them alone. We are committed to serve parents like us, parents like you. In our community you'll receive understanding, non-judgmental support, the tools your child needs to thrive, and the peace of mind you deserve. And you'll get those resources as affordably and accessibly as we can possibly make them available, because we know that's what you need. You have our promise -- give us the chance, and we'll take really good care of you, helping you get your whole family back on the path to success.