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posted: Monday November 23rd - 11:21am
Cleaning Up as an ADHD Couple
My wife and I both have ADHD. We don’t clean up the house if we don’t feel good about ourselves or we are overwhelmed by the job. Can you help?
posted: Monday November 23rd - 11:00am
Cleaning Out an Overloaded Purse
My purse is disorganized, and it weighs a ton. I want to be prepared for any emergency, so I carry lots of stuff. It gives me peace of mind, but a sore shoulder. Help.
posted: Monday November 23rd - 10:33am
Daily Clean-Up Quickie for ADHD Executives
I am an executive with ADHD. When I get busy at work on a big project, I don’t bother cleaning up my desk every day. I share an office with a coworker whose desk is in order. Do you have a tip for a daily cleanup?
posted: Thursday November 12th - 9:30am
Coach Strategy: You Have to See Your Challenges Before You Can Meet Them
One ADHD coach uses simple diagrams to help a client stop procrastinating.
A favorite approach to helping my clients with ADHD gain clarity about their challenges is to present the challenge as a drawing or diagram. I often use visual diagrams to show clients the relationships between their thoughts or behaviors and the challenges they face. For many with ADHD, visualizing challenges works better than using words to describe the challenges. My client, Larry, is a good example...
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posted: Monday November 2nd - 9:30am
Happy Birthday, Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA turned 25 years old recently, and here’s how it can help you at the workplace or your child at school.
posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:31pm
Fish Oil Substitutes for Vegetarian ADHDers
I am a vegetarian who doesn’t eat fish. What can I take instead of fish oil to get beneficial levels of omega-3 fatty acids for my ADHD?
According to current research, EPA and DHA are the two most important omega-3 fatty acids that manage some symptoms of ADHD. For vegetarians, there are two choices for getting these important nutrients. First, you can use an algae-based omega-3 product. Most of them do not contain much EPA, which is at least as important as DHA for helping to control attention deficit symptoms. I recommend NordicNaturals...
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posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:26pm
The High School IEP
My daughter had IEP accommodations in middle school, and I want to make sure she has the same accommodations in high school. How do I make sure she does?
posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:19pm
Stay-Calm Strategies For Job Interviews
I was just diagnosed with ADHD and I am looking for a job. I fidget and my hands shake when I am at a job interview. What can I do to appear more composed?
posted: Wednesday October 28th - 5:11pm
ADHD Medication Mistake At School
The school nurse gave my son the wrong dose of his medication on two different days. I called the principal and he said, “There isn’t anything I can do about it now.” How can I avoid this in the future?
posted: Friday October 9th - 4:50pm« All Blogs
Mobile Minecraft Is a Constant Distraction
How can we effectively limit Minecraft when our son 15-year-old son plays it on his cell phone off and on all day. Minecraft interferes with his homework and other activities because it is always there. Any suggestions?