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 […]

ADHD and Flexible Thinking

Flexible thinking is one of the most important interpersonal skills we can teach our children. And ourselves. I’ve already discussed teaching children compromise, and this falls in line with that. As an adult with ADHD you might have struggled with flexible thinking yourself. While some ADHDers think of themselves as spontaneous, there are some of […]