Category : Tools, Tips & Tricks
By Rick Green
Which aspect of your ADHD do you dislike the most? Which trait, or if you prefer, ‘symptom’, does the most damage?
It’s a valuable question to ask. For several reasons.
One payoff for identifying the trait that undermines you the most? It requires you to focus, and you won’t drown in good intentions, trying to manage every symptom at once. (A recipe for overwhelm as I found out after when first diagnosed.)
Another payoff? Mastering the bugaboo that most sabotages you…
The beginning of school is a huge transition for everyone involved, but especially for children who have ADHD. As teachers of children with a range of attention difficulties, we’d like to share with you some strategies we use to make this transition go as smoothly as possible.
If you’re like most ADHD adults, procrastination is a constant challenge for you. You’re often rationalizing reasons not to start on something. You often leave things to the last minute.
In making our second PBS documentary, ADD & Mastering It!, Patrick McKenna and I share ADHD strategies we’ve found help with this mindset.
Some were strategies we learned after being diagnosed. Others were ones we had stumbled across before we knew what we were up against.
“I don’t know where the day went,” was a familiar, almost constant lament of mine.
Eventually, after yet another day slipped past me, I sat for an hour trying to discern how 8 hours had simply vanished in a jumble of tiny tasks, none of which stuck in my memory, leaving me feeling like I’d accomplished nothing.