When it comes to bullying, there are two responsible parties: the bully and the bystander. Bystanders, or “onlookers,” are people who witness bullying behavior and allow the bully to continue by either encouraging it or saying nothing. The unspoken and often unconscious support of the … Continue reading ADHD and Bullying (Part 2): How you can prepare kids to support victims of bullying as helpful upstanders
Self-sabotage is the negative self-talk that prevents us from believing we can do things. It can be conscious or unconscious and can keep us from setting, working towards and reaching our goals. It holds us back from doing what we want to do. Low self-esteem … Continue reading ADHD and Self-Sabotage: 6 supportive strategies to help you feel more confident and reach more goals
Sadly, it’s all too common that neurodivergent kids to experience some level of teasing, taunting or bullying as they grow. Despite anti-bullying policies in schools and best efforts to raise awareness, kids with ADHD will likely find themselves as victims and/or aggressors at one time … Continue reading ADHD and Bullying (Part 1): How to help kids with ADHD recognize, respond to and prevent bullying
With all of the frustration, disappointment and restriction children and teens with ADHD are feeling these days, it’s even harder for them to self-regulate at school or at home. They may lose their temper more quickly, say inappropriate things, and refuse requests to finish chores … Continue reading When Kids with ADHD Have Oppositional Reactions: Moving past ‘No’ with the PAUSE program
“If you live with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you likely know how challenging it is to be on time. Deadlines can also plague people with ADHD. These challenges aren’t a personal failing, and they’re not solely related to inattention, a classic ADHD symptom. A … Continue reading PsychCentral: How Does ADHD Affect Your Time Perception?
“Do you wonder why some kids struggle with starting things, sticking with them, and finishing up? Whether it’s working on a school project or preparing for their birthday party, many children and teens struggle with getting started on tasks that seem important but can be … Continue reading Intrepid Ed News: Let’s get started! 5 tips for helping kids get things done
“It’s time to start letting go of the shame of daydreaming and be proud of being scatterbrained. Many parents and teachers are concerned when they see children or teens daydreaming or spacing out. They wrongfully assume that daydreaming is not “productive” and is, therefore, a … Continue reading ABC4 Utah – Good Things Utah: What do you get when you combine Krispy Kreme and Twix?
“Is your tween showing signs of a first crush? Do you notice them spending more time in front of the mirror, carefully picking out just the right outfit, and doing their hair? Are they suddenly showering more often, texting with intensity, or casually dropping someone’s … Continue reading YourTango: It’s Not Just Puppy Love — 4 Things You Must Do When Your Tween Has A Crush
“It’s time to start letting go of the shame of daydreaming and be proud of being scatterbrained. Many parents and teachers are concerned when they see children or teens daydreaming or spacing out. They wrongfully assume that daydreaming is not “productive” and is, therefore, a … Continue reading YourTango: Daydreamers Are Basically Creative Geniuses — How To Harness A Wandering Mind
“Inattentive ADHD is often characterized by difficulties in keeping focused, staying organized, and following directions or conversations. These experiences may lead to a sustained pattern of losing things, careless mistakes, and mental fatigue. There are three different types of ADHD, each with differences in how … Continue reading YourTango – The 5 Most Overlooked Symptoms Of Inattentive ADHD & How To Cope With Each