ADHD Coping Strategies

Many adults develop ADHD coping strategies to help them navigate life. Some of these strategies are helpful, while others actually produce long-term consequences. Picture yourself with a looming deadline for work. It’s Friday and your report is due on Monday. You took the day off so you could work from home to complete this project. […]

Good Girls With ADHD

Why are we all working so hard to be good girls with ADHD? Actually scratch that. Why are we trying to be good girls at all? Don’t deny it, I have proof. I asked this question on my business Facebook page, AND in a Facebook group. You all confirmed you wanted to be a good […]

Kids With ADHD and ODD

  It is not uncommon to encounter kids with ADHD and ODD. Up to 40% of children diagnosed with ADHD also are diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder. Source If we’re being honest, I know a ton of adults with ADHD who lean into oppositional behavior as well. Life with ADHD is frustrating, and frankly, we […]

Building Empathy In Children

In the midst of our  current public health crisis and cultural conflict, building empathy in children has become more important than ever. First things first – sympathy and empathy are not** the same thing. My son, who is both ADHD and high functioning autistism, has no problem feeling sympathy for another child who has been […]

ADHD, Money, and Emotions

ADHD, money, and emotions are inextricably linked. I feel a little uncomfortable whenever someone emails me with questions about ADHD and money management. Money management isn’t just about creating a budget, it’s about how we feel about ourselves. Many of us measure our value as a human based on how much money we make. It’s […]

Shifting From Conflict to Calm

Shifting from conflict to calm is quite difficult after approximately fifteen weeks of togetherness. It’s summer. I have ADHD, my child has ADHD, and summer camp is currently closed. Temperatures are rising faster than a helium balloon around here. While carrying another load of laundry to the basement the other day I shouted, “why are […]