Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, warmer temperatures and sunny days mean one thing: summer has finally arrived. Summer is the season of play, rest and relaxation for people who wait all year for the flowers, the birds and fresh produce. For many adults with ADHD, … Continue reading 5 Solutions for Lowering Stress This Summer
Do you hate asking for help because it makes you look weak, helpless, or incompetent? Many adults with ADHD feel this way, and you’re not alone. You may think there’s shame in getting help because you’re worried about disappointing others or possibly failing. But when … Continue reading Why delegation is hard and how to ask for help with confidence
Dear Dr. Saline, Yesterday, I received a phone call from the school counselor about my daughter, age 12. She’s not completing her work in class, often forgets to turn in her homework, can’t recall directions, and spaces out during lessons. When she’s frustrated with an … Continue reading Ask Dr. Saline: What Does ADHD Look in Black and Brown Girls?
Dear Dr. Saline, What is the main skill to work on with someone to help with their executive functioning difficulties? Assuming they are not on meds. Sign-up for my newsletter + Free Handout | Ask Dr. Saline From Dr. Saline Dear M: When I … Continue reading Ask Dr. Saline: How Do I Build New Skills with Executive Functioning Difficulties?
Dear Dr. Saline, My son is now a junior in high school and is having trouble with the increased workload. I suspect something may be wrong. Where do I start with the process of getting him evaluated and diagnosed for ADHD? Sign-up for my newsletter … Continue reading How do I get my child properly evaluated and diagnosed for ADHD?
The beginning of a new year typically marks the middle of the school year and mid-year report cards. Of course, students with ADHD want to do well in school, and most of them put a lot of effort into their work. But at the same … Continue reading Ways Parents Can Set realistic Goals For The Academic School Year
Do you dismiss a compliment or attribute success at your work to luck instead of your intelligence, creativity, or effort? Unfortunately, many adults (and kids) with ADHD have trouble accepting positive feedback about themselves. Years of hearing about their deficiencies or experiencing challenges related to … Continue reading ADHD and Imposter Syndrome: Stop Criticizing and Start Believing in Yourself
Sometimes I get a bit blue around New Year’s Day. With everybody making promises about things they want to change or do differently, I feel pressured instead of motivated, pressured to make another resolution about fixing some aspect of my life that could go better. … Continue reading Learn how to Genuinely Live Free & Shine Your light with ADHD in 2023 Without Pressure or Promises
The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving, but a gift doesn’t have to be an item you buy or expensive to be special. Low-cost gifts can be more unique and warm the heart like no store-bought item can. That’s because these gifts … Continue reading Holiday Giving: Low-Cost Gifts for Kids with ADHD That Warm the Heart
Are you starting to feel stressed about the holidays? I am. This weekend as I was out doing errands, the Christmas music was loudly blaring in every store while people rushed around with lists in hand and frantic expressions. I wondered quietly why we put … Continue reading How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed During the Holiday Season