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Category: ADHD

  • Why ADHD and Mindfulness are a Promising Twosome

    When it comes to ADHD, mindfulness develops awareness and attention.  Mindfulness is learning to step back and observe one’s thoughts and feelings, without judgment. What results is a resilient, more positive self-image for adults and kids with ADHD. 

  • Three Laws to Support ADHD Students

    School can be tough for learners with ADHD. It can be challenging to keep track of assignments and follow through on projects. On top of that, it's tough to keep track of the various services available to our students with ADHD. 

  • Four Tips to Reduce Clutter and Stress with ADHD

    If you or a loved one has ADHD, you know all too well that managing things and stuff can be overwhelming. Unless those things involve your personal interests, your mind may focus on other things that interest you.

  • Stay Mindful with Intentions

    I believe in goals and resolutions; I’m a coach, after all! I work with parents and families as we set goals together. Personally, I set annual business goals and biweekly goals with my accountability partner. Goals help us plan and accomplish our dreams.

    But what happens when life gets in the way? How do we manage the bumps in the road? That’s when intentions are helpful for managing the load. 

  • Four Ways to Make the Most of Family Time

    Our three kids loved the Chicago Museum of Science of Industry, with so many fascinating exhibits you could barely cover it all in a day! Plenty of preparation went into planning this day-long trip to the south side of Chicago.

  • Go To Bed, Stay In Bed

    “I just want to tell you one more thing before I go to bed!” “Can I have a banana? I’m hungry!” “I need to cuddle the dog one more time.” “I barely got any screen time!” Settling down to bed, staying there, and surrendering to sleep can be challenging for our kids with ADHD.  

  • Three Ways to Talk to Siblings About ADHD

    To this day I don’t know what it was that upset my son with ADHD; it all happened so fast. Finally off with our three kids on our cross country driving trip, we stopped for lunch in a small country town. Angry and upset, our son disappeared at a brisk pace across the street and out of sight. 

  • Are You Having Fun With Your ADHD Kids?

    I swore I would never turn into The Taskmaster. But here I was, about to lose it over yet another of my son's missed homework assignments.

  • Let Go of Judgment - Parenting a Child with ADHD

    There we were, in the front foyer of the restaurant, my ADHD son screaming, barely catching his breath in frustration. Do I cave and let him have his way or do I hold my ground? Mortified and exasperated, I felt I had failed my child and failed as a parent. 

  • Six Strategies to Manage Your Emotions and Problem-Solve

    If you're a person with ADHD you may feel your emotions more strongly and react to them more immediately. 

  • Three Ways to Make a Decision and Get Things Done

    If you are a person living with ADHD, chances are decision-making can at times be overwhelming and can delay getting things done.

  • ADHD Promise and Challenges

    Over the past few decades, cognitive scientists have found that small alterations in how people study can accelerate and deepen learning, improving retention and comprehension in a range of subjects, including math, science and foreign languages.

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