People mean well, don’t they? I mean, usually.
Oh yeah, sure, there are hate mongers out there. But even when they are spreading lies, or terrorizing people or attacking their fellow human beings, it’s because they have decided that their beliefs; political, religious, or whatever, are more important than the other person’s freedom, or their right to choose, or even their lives….
Attention Deficit Disorder is frustrating. It leads to procrastination, burn-out, isolation, and overwhelm.
Even now, a decade and a half after learning what’s up with me, my ADHD can be a challenge. Daily. Sometimes hourly.
Financial paperwork. Legal documents. Old tax returns. Contracts. Shoot me now! I’ve had a month to locate and compile all the paperwork for my meeting this Tuesday. Tuesday is tomorrow. I started yesterday. And this is a victory over procrastination because normally I would have started looking today
Having someone to connect with is such a gift. Somehow speaking things aloud, and being heard, gets it out of our system. Especially when it’s something that others can identify with. ‘You have five alarm clocks? So do I!’
ADHD can impact every aspect of a person’s life, including their romantic relationship. And because romantic partners affect each other, one partner’s ADHD can have a big effect on what their romantic partner feels and does. So even if only one partner has ADHD, they are both living with it.
Scaffolding typically refers to those temporary wooden and steel structures outside of buildings while they are under construction or undergoing repairs or upkeep, such as getting a fresh paint job. These mini-towers give workers firm footing while they are doing their jobs, and are removed when the project is done. Scaffolding is a term also used when discussing the management of ADHD
In our new book, A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD (New Harbinger, July, 2019) my co-author Michelle Frank,Psy.D and I set out to change the conversation among women. We also wanted to address helping professionals across domains about how to approach the complexities of women and men with executive function challenges.
What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life
Book review by Rick Green, We always want to help our kids. We want them to do well. We want […]