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 […]

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 […]