What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria? ADHD has a large group of companions that like to come along for the ride, whether that’s anxiety and depression, learning disabilities, or autism. Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), while not a formal diagnostic category, describes experiences that often occur with … Continue reading 6 Helpful Tips for Dealing with Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
Over the past year, we’ve touched on the importance of self-care for parents during the pandemic. It’s essential for parents to take care of themselves during these times, especially parents of children and teens who struggle with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and other issues. After … Continue reading Post-Pandemic Self-Care for Parents: 12 Tips for Wellness Practices in a New Normal
Launching older teens with ADHD can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Your adolescent might be preparing to leave the shelter of high school for college, a gap year, trade school, an apprenticeship or a job. How do you know when to support them and when … Continue reading Parenting Older Teens with ADHD: Land the helicopter and focus on scaffolding
Parents are jugglers. Education, events, extra-curricular activities, hobbies, sports, chores, work–at any given time we’ve got several balls in the air. On top of managing all of this, women have to deal with the additional issue of cultural standards of motherhood that lead us to … Continue reading Moms with ADHD: Nurturing your power of authenticity
“I live in an open nest. It’s not an empty one, but some days it sure feels that way. The rooms are tidy and still. Things stay just where I place them: the dirty glass in the sink, the jeans drying over the bannister, the … Continue reading Psychotherapy Networker | Relearning Parenthood: When Children Reach Adulthood, What Then?
(Mass Appeal) – The emotional rollercoaster of having a tween around can make for a stressful home. Tweens are straddling the two worlds between childhood and full-fledged adolescence. Why do they want to cuddle with you one moment and then yell at you an hour … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Three keys to raising tweens
Do you spend time comparing yourself to other parents on social media and feel you come up short? It’s time to stop looking at what you are NOT doing and start valuing yourself. Regardless of your natural human foibles, you are still the best parent … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Tips on being a great parent
How can parents support an adolescent with ADHD who is questioning their gender? Does ADHD play a role? Read on for helpful parenting strategies and resources for families parenting gender-diverse children. Click the logo below to read the article.