How to Spot ADHD without Hyperactivity Natalie was sitting in her classroom chair listening to her teacher, but then she started thinking about her upcoming playdate. Then she noticed that the girl in front of her had a label sticking out. Then she looked out the window to see a squirrel scurrying up a tree.…Read More
How to Build and Maintain New Habits
(When Consistency is So Hard!) Habits and routines are the building blocks of daily life. But how can you build new habits when you are challenged by ADHD and consistency is so hard? What if you thought of your new habit as just one new daily lifestyle change that you repeat until it becomes automatic?…Read More
Is Doing Household Chores Related to Executive Functioning?
This research update examines two recent studies examining the link between executive functioning and involvement in household chores. Executive functioning refers to cognitive processes such as the ability to shift focus between tasks, manipulate and access temporary information, and inhibit or suppress irrelevant information. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, experience delays in executive…Read More
Balance Your Job and Your Child’s Educational Needs We’ve now entered the fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a spring and summer of lockdown and social distancing. Depending on where you live and where your child goes to school, you are likely navigating remote learning or a hybrid approach (such as two days in-person; three…Read More
Balancing Virtual and Classroom Learning
How to Keep Kids with ADHD On Track There’s no doubt that the fall of 2020 will be like no other. As parents, we hoped our kids would be sitting at their desks on that first day of school, but the reality is very different. If you’re sad, anxious, disappointed, angry, or feeling any other…Read More
How Do You Work from Home and Help Kids Navigate Remote Learning?
Many peoplE FOUND THEMSELVES WORKING FROM HOME unexpectedly as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Those with school-aged children also found themselves having to help their kids with remote learning. For many individuals, adjusting to remote work and having their children attend school from home is a big adjustment in and of itself. For adults with ADHD, however,…Read More
ADHD, Productivity, and Working from Home
Productivity is about efficiency. It’s about using the right tools for the job and focusing on the most effective processes. When I’m coaching anyone around productivity, I find it useful to step into the right mindset. From there, we can objectively look at when and why we are most productive. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve…Read More