Whether at home or in the workplace, human dynamics are complicated. As we start to plan for the post-summer-back-to-school-and-work season, we have an idea of how we want things to go once we get back into some routine. Wouldn’t it be great if everything could run smoothly? And still do what’s best for our selves, or our families, or our job?…
Wow, three whole blogs on my triumphant victory over some dirty dishes.
If you haven’t read the previous two blogs about how I developed my astounding new domestic super power, check them out first.
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.
They all begin with a number. “12 Things You Should Know…”; “8 Ways Your House May Be Killing You…”; “15 Things That Turn Guys Off…”; “845 Ways To Make Sure…”[That last one was written by an ADDer.] Magazines, the internet, and newspapers are full of lists
Emotions get a bad rap. Emotions are associated with weakness, vulnerability and sensitivity; all of the traits we’re told are unsavory, yet the traits that make us most human. What kind of nonsense is that? It makes me crazy when I hear that people consider stuffing their emotions as a sign of strength. I’m sorry…huh? I call that sticking your head in the sand. Have you ever seen what that looks like from behind? Not exactly like a mighty warrior. Unless you ate dairy earlier. In that case, you have a genuine weapon… my sense of smell is supernatural and I have what my dentist calls a “terrific gag reflex”. Let’s just say the combination is lethal when simultaneously triggered….
A while ago we had a contest on Facebook for the ‘Dumbest Thing Anyone Has Ever Said to You About ADHD.’
Wow, it was tough to pick a winner.
Some I’d heard before, and I suppose we’ve all heard those ones… “I don’t believe in ADHD”…
“I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it” Using CBT for adult ADHD to turn intentions into actions
Using CBT for adult ADHD to turn intentions into actions A central issue that is typically misunderstood by individuals who […]