Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell Podcast: Advertising and Children

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Dr. Ned Hallowell is considered to be one of the foremost experts on the topic of ADHD. He is the co-author, with Dr. John Ratey, of Driven to Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, which have sold more than a million copies. In 2005, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey released their much-awaited third book on ADHD, Delivered from Distraction. “Delivered” provides updated information on the treatment of ADHD and more on adult ADHD.

Driven to Distraction at Work advertising and childrenDr. Ned Hallowell’s most recent book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive was published 2015 and is an Amazon No. 1 bestseller! In Driven to Distraction at Work, Dr. Hallowell identified the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He explains why commonly offered solutions like “learn to manage your time better” or “make a to-do list” don’t work because they ignore the deeper issues that are the true cases of mental distraction.

In the Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell podcast, he explores how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths. Something we can definitely all use in our day-to-day lives!

In our world of ever-evolving technology, advertisers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to capture kids’ attention. The most recent craze has parents buying boatloads of Elmer’s Glue to help their children make homemade slime. In this latest episode, Dr. Hallowell discusses advertising and children. He talks with advertising execs (including his own daughter!) about how companies are targeting kids and talks with a media expert about how parents should educate their children to be smarter consumers.

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