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Penny Williams

What I’ve learned is this is a symptom of difficulty with identifying and communicating feelings and emotions. Many with ADHD struggle with a deficit in these skills. Those with anxiety can struggle with decision-making as well, through a fear of making the wrong choice, or upsetting others with their choice.

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I love the Zones of Regulation program for teaching kids to identify emotions and how to self-regulate.

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