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Category: Emotional Dysregulation

  • How to Stop Enabling: Three Promising Ways to Support ADHD

    When it comes to living with ADHD, it’s tough to know when you're enabling vs. supporting.  You strive to assist your child towards independence, but you can get frustrated when it comes to your child taking ownership. You try to help your partner stay organized, but can get depleted by a parenting role in your relationship. Here are three ways to support your loved ones so they can become more accountable, and you can have a healthier, more connected relationship.

  • Four Ways to Stop Ruminating and Unlock Overwhelm with ADHD

    Do you feel overloaded with a tsunami of stuff to do but worry about getting it done? Do you consistently feel like you’re in a state of overwhelm but your racing thoughts shut you down? Here are four ways to stop ruminating and unlock overwhelm, so you can accomplish what’s important to you.

  • Six Unique Ways ADHD Coaching Fulfills Your Life with Empowerment

    You want to make your life ADHD-friendly but it’s more complicated than you expected. Whether you’re a parent or adult, you decide to seek out a coach so you can better manage your ADHD and your ADHD doesn’t manage you. Here are six unique ways ADHD Coaching fulfills your life with ADHD with empowerment.

  • Master Feeling Intense Emotions in Three Reliable Ways with ADHD

    Many adults and kids with ADHD feel their emotions more intensely than others and struggle with staying calm and being flexible. It’s common to react impulsively, feel overwhelmed and frustrated, give up quickly, and withdraw or avoid situations.
    Here are three reliable ways to master feeling intense emotions when you live with ADHD. 

  • Set Limits Clearly: How to Protect Your Time to Safeguard Your Needs with ADHD

    Many of us struggle with too much to do and too little time. When you live with ADHD, the concern for the loss of approval and the fear of not doing your best for others’ sake, makes speaking up to safeguard your time extremely difficult. Here are three ways to clearly set limits so you can protect yourself, your rights, and your well-being.

  • Exercise Benefits Unique to ADHD: Four Powerful Ways To Stay Active and Boost Your Focus with ADHD

    Regular exercise strengthens the ADHD brain’s performance by promoting executive functioning, and regulating mood, appetite, and sleep. Here are four powerful ways to stay active, motivated, and focused when you live with ADHD.

  • Sleep and ADHD: How to Overcome Exhaustion and Actually Revive Your ADHD Brain

    It’s tough for the ADHD brain to ditch all the fun it’s having and succumb to sleep.  Yet, losing sleep can result in comorbid sleep disorders, mood disorders, dementia, memory and learning problems, heart disease, depression, anxiety, weight gain, injuries, and depressed immune function to name a few.  Here are three strategies to overcome exhaustion so you can awaken refreshed and revived and keep your ADHD brain strong.  

  • Beat Overwhelm Back to School: How to Help Your Child with ADHD
    It’s not surprising that last school year's reduced in-person classroom time and online learning may have you currently uneasy about providing adequate academic support for your child. Here are five strategies to get results for your child and some peace of mind for yourself now.
  • Make Confident Decisions: How to be Bold and Really Commit with ADHD

    When living with ADHD there’s a tendency to get caught up in decision-making dilemmas. It’s not uncommon to get overwhelmed by mountains of information and details and get lost in the pros and cons. Here are four strategies for making decisions so you can make confident choices and commit to your decisions.   

  • Strengthen Memory Abilities: Five Proven Ways to Really Boost Your Unique ADHD Brain

    Do you struggle with keeping up with important details in conversations? Does your mind ping with everything you need to do, so you "do it all" right away before you forget? Do you make a mental list for the grocery store, but then forget the list and what you need?  You may be struggling with working memory challenges. When you live with ADHD and other brain-based conditions, working memory can become chaotic and incomplete. Here are five strategies to build your working memory so you can follow through, stay accountable, and remember what’s most important to you.

  • Empower Your Young Adult with ADHD in Three Inspiring Ways

    Discussions of young adults with ADHD who live with their parents often focus on whether these young adults will ever leave, but it's useful to address what young adults can gain from life at home as parents balance support and independence.  Here are four inspiring ways to empower your young adult with ADHD so they can take more ownership, develop resilience, and ultimately become independent.

  • Fear of Failure: Strengthen Confidence in Three Powerful Ways Living with ADHD

    When live you with ADHD, it’s not uncommon to feel as if you can’t do anything right. If you experience Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), to give something your best shot and fail is a threat that’s so distressing that it feels unsafe. Here are three ways to confront the fear of failure so you can strengthen your confidence and achieve what’s most important to you.   

  • How to Empower Your Unique Child and Find More Peace Parenting ADHD

    As parents, we tend to find fault with ourselves for our kids’ challenges. We dedicate ourselves to our children, yet doubting ourselves as parents, we may overcompensate.  We want our kids to have agency, but when we take on their challenges we can disempower them. Here are three ways to empower your unique child, and find more peace parenting ADHD.

  • Emotional Flare-Ups with ADHD Getting the Best of You? Four Ways to Pull Through

    Individuals with ADHD can act without thinking with regular temper flare-ups and impulsive outbursts. This is difficult to tolerate and can lead to embarrassment and shame for the person with ADHD. Here are four ways to pull through so emotional flare-ups don't get the best of you. 

  • Build Strong Connection with Loved Ones in Three Genuine Ways Living with ADHD

    Living with ADHD can be intense, and life with those we love can sometimes feel strained. When we take a moment to connect, this adds warmth and closeness to the relationships that are most precious to us. Here are three genuine ways to build a strong connection with those you love when you live with ADHD. 

  • Overcome the Burdens of High Achievement and ADHD

    You’re the accomplished, go-to person whom people count on, and just about everyone does. But the piled-up projects, numerous spinning plates, and mounting stress have gotten to be too much. Here are three strategies to assist you in overcoming the burdens of living with high achievement and ADHD.

  • ADHD and Vulnerability: How to Reboot Under Stress

    As the world’s shifted over the past month, it’s logical to tell ourselves to crank it up and knock off the projects looming on our to-do list.  But when the ADHD brain senses danger or stress it powers down to survival mode causing less effective problem-solving and vulnerability to perceived failure.

  • ADHD and Uncertain Times: How to Get Things Done Now!

    In these uncertain times, it’s tough to manage our work, our families, and ourselves. Add the extra layer of living with ADHD and related challenges, and it can be overwhelming to problem-solve, make decisions, communicate and follow-through. 

  • Help for Outbursts and Frustration in ADHD Now

    Summer’s in full swing and for families living with ADHD that means freedom from homework headaches and school stress. The hope is a more relaxed, less structured summer. That said, we know all too well that small setbacks can blow up into frustration, outbursts and meltdowns. With summer finally here, how do we manage these long sunny days, so “the livin’ is easy?” 

  • Why ADHD and Mindfulness are a Promising Twosome
    When it comes to ADHD, mindfulness develops awareness and attention. Mindfulness meditation is learning to step back and observe one's thoughts and feelings, without judgment. What results is a resilient, positive self-image. Learn more about the mindfulness-ADHD connection and how to get started with mindfulness meditation when you live with ADHD.
  • 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. 

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