Does it ever seem like you have way too much to do, and every task looks equally important and daunting? Many kids and adults with ADHD struggle to figure out what the order of doing things should look like and how to get started. This … Continue reading Planning and Prioritizing Practices for ADHD Brains: What’s the plan, and when do you start?!
Neurodiverse families often struggle with emotional reactivity and verbal impulse control. Negative feelings and unpleasant words can intensify in the blink of an eye. Still, when the moments arise, it’s hard enough to calm down your own emotions — let alone the emotions of your … Continue reading Tone of Voice Awareness in Neurodiverse Families: How to practice self-regulation in family conflicts
Have you ever said something to your child or teen that you wished you could take back? In the heat of the moment, it’s all too easy to let our emotions take over instead of choosing our words carefully. Most parents lose their cool at … Continue reading Cooling Down Conversations in Neurodiverse Families: De-escalate and do-over with ‘WAIT-Now’ and ‘Take Back of the Day’
Projects can be difficult. Whether you’re putting off a project, or just slugging through each part of it over the course of what seems like months, a new undertaking can really drain you. No matter how small a project, or how large a task, we … Continue reading Personal Project Planners for ADHD Minds: Start managing tasks, time and ideas with this creative tool!
Just when we thought we’d turned a corner in the COVID war, the virus is rearing its ugly head again. As kids go back to school, uncertainty looms once again. The Delta variant is making all of us more nervous than we might already be. … Continue reading Return to School with ADHD and COVID Uncertainty (again)
It’s a sad but true fact. Many people still, even after the surge of ADHD research over the past 30 years, don’t believe it’s real. Whether they are misinformed about – or deny – the existence of neurodiversity, their denial likely affects you in some … Continue reading Responding to ADHD Doubters: Learn history and science that debunks 5 common ADHD myths
After 18 months of dealing with the stress of indoor COVID living, using screens for social connections, and managing the stress of hybrid education, most of us have been hankering for some much needed rest and relaxation this summer. As we head into the last … Continue reading Create Successful Neurodiverse Family Outings Today: Time to connect with the great outdoors!
Summer is here! How are your kids and teens with ADHD spending the extra free time? On the one hand, kids and teens have more time to turn to video games and connecting with friends on social media. On the other, they have more time … Continue reading Regulate Summer Screen Time for Your Child with ADHD and Yourself
Whether you have ADHD, your partner does or you both do, there’s one thing for certain: the tasks of living–whether fun or tedious–can often seem overwhelming and unmanageable. Executive functioning skill challenges, learning disabilities, ASD, anxiety or depression can add to the complexity of any … Continue reading Couples Living with ADHD: Healthy practices that focus less on fairness and more on companionship
Dinnertime can be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with your family, learn what’s going on in each other’s lives and share the delightful experience of a tasty meal. It has the potential to be an enjoyable break in your day where you can check-in … Continue reading Dinnertime for the Family with ADHD: How to make family meals more enjoyable for all