ADHD and Motivation

As a parent or spouse of an ADHDer, do you ever wonder why they procrastinate until the very last second, like there's no motivation? Do you ever feel a task is like walking in chest deep water? Trudging? Well for the ADHDer, it may have more to do with chemicals in the brain and less to do with being “lazy”....[ read more ]

ADHD in Relationships: Part 2

In Part 1 of ADHD in Relationships, we discussed the importance of gaining information and an understanding of ADHD and the ADHD symptoms, for both parties. We also discussed seeking out specialists who can facilitate this education as well as the processing of emotions in both parties that will have naturally risen over time. Today we are going to lay...[ read more ]

ADHD in Relationships: Part 1

There are plenty of books on relationships with an ADHDer; or where the couple has the diagnosis together. Today we’ll discuss  a few ideas partners can do to help treatment go as smoothly and as fast as possible. First and foremost: Find a specialist that will treat the ADHD  as a whole, not just the ADHD symptoms. The specialist will look at forgetfulness, lack...[ read more ]

The ADHD Rooster

Stories are a wonderful means of explaining lessons, ideas, and giving perspective to a situation. Perspective helps us see things from a new point of view, we need that when we are too close to the problem. Below is a story I tell all my client’s, their parents, spouses and teachers alike. Enjoy! You’re on beautiful farm, full of all kinds...[ read more ]

ADHD is a gift! Seriously…

In the beginning of your journey it can seem silly or too good to be true to think of your ADHD as a gift, or even a superpower. But it can be if you want it. There are probably a some people saying “I just want my ADHD symptoms managed and then everything will be ok”. Hopefully there are those of...[ read more ]

6 ways to manage ADHD at work

If you don't work at job that allows flexibility, a normal 9 to 5 job can be difficult to maintain for the ADHDer. Using these tips will level the playing field at your job, sooth frustration of rigidity, and keep your bosses happy with your performance. Not to mention keep you happy so you can finally show case your unique genius! But...[ read more ]

Tips for Teachers

As a teacher your reality every day is a classroom packed with kids and just you. One teacher! It’s been said your job is to help as many kids as you can, but not the one. Unfortunately, this can mean the ADHDer is pushed along by the sear intelligence and intuitiveness, all the while believing they are “stupid or dumb”. A...[ read more ]

Learning with ADHD

The reality for many ADHDers in the school system is a nightmare. It is a horrible place to learn; like herding cattle: claustrophobic, prodded to perform with a desire for open pasture. Classrooms are packed with kids and one lone teacher who serves the masses not the 1. The ADHDer is pushed along through school by sear intelligence and intuitiveness. All the while...[ read more ]

Tips to manage ADHD in your family

Once an ADHD diagnosis is given it will be an adjustment for everyone; whether the parent of an ADHDer, an ADHD spouse or the spouse of. Additionally, it can be different to manage the family because of the diagnosis. There is a mentality shift that needs to take place for everyone. An acceptance of the neurological issue which is affecting the ADHDer from...[ read more ]

7 Ways to Manage Homework

Managing homework time with ADHD in kids or kids with ADHD symptoms can be a particularly difficult. Your child has spent the day sitting at a desk, with pent up energy not allowed to move or make a sound. And you’ve spent all day running around before and after work, everyone is irritable, tired and probably hungry. So how do...[ read more ]