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My ADHD Radio Interview with Attention Coach Jeff Copper

My ADHD Radio Interview with Attention Coach Jeff Copper

Have you ever had the opportunity to do something really cool with someone you really look up to? And then get so excited you just have to tell everyone about it? Here's the story. Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to record a show with Jeff Copper, a respected & well-known ADHD coach on his internet radio program,...

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3 awesome tips for effective derpy studying

3 awesome tips for effective derpy studying

Are you still slogging through tests and homework up to the last day of school?  Some of us are.  Here's some inspiration for studying if you're slogging through right up to the Christmas break this year. 1. Take a Break! Okay, it's not quite the holidays and I don't mean it's a time to go play XBox (it will be soon, though!). But...

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Seven Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom

Seven Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom

What if every student in your class felt ready, willing and able to work? Even the distracted and annoying kids who never seem to be paying attention. Well that's me, and I want to share with you seven things for teachers to know for successfully teaching kids with ADHD in the classroom. 1. Freedom – Students with ADHD need the...

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The Secret Strategies to Handle My ADD brain

The Secret Strategies to Handle My ADD brain

I’m 41 years old. I was diagnosed with ADD at 21. Get your abacus. That’s 20 years. In that time I’ve worked in Afghanistan, resident halls, traveled to Australia, South Africa and London, England. I’ve spoken at conferences like the World Domination Summit, and I’ve been a coach and mentor. I’m also bilingual. You...

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Caught Red-Faced in the Men's Room

Caught Red-Faced in the Men's Room

Sometimes it takes an eye-opening event before others realize how much ADHD might affect your life. Here's what happened one day when I left my Auntie Barb in the men's bathroom at the park. I think you might get a kick out of hearing her tell it. It opened her eyes to the very real ways that having ADHD affects my life --...

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About to Launch ADHD Kids Rock... Thanks to the team behind it

About to Launch ADHD Kids Rock... Thanks to the team behind it

As I write this, we're about to launch ADHD Kids Rock in four days. We're down to the wire. My team is feeling the crunch, preparing to launch something that's been a big dream for a long time. We're feeling a buzz of amazing energy from all the people that have committed their time, money and effort to this project. This week,...

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"Aright, so... I'm Jeff. I have ADHD." Talking to Teachers

"Aright so, I'm Jeff. I have ADHD. I can be really silly." Those are usually the first words I say when I'm with a new teacher or coach or whatever kind of adult I'm going to be working with. It's one of the advocacy strategies that's working for me. I let these guys know what to expect right up front. They might ask a...

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A Tip for Parents, Teachers & Leaders of ADHD Kids - Ask Don't Tell

A Tip for Parents, Teachers & Leaders of ADHD Kids - Ask Don't Tell

If you want me to do something, ask me. As a kid with ADHD, people often deal with me by raising their voices or becoming more stern in an effort to be more clear. Don't we all HATE getting told what to do? I have a backpack of burdens. A lot of things on my plate. But if you ask for my input, it's as though...

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Me, Sleeping on the Floor in Class -- How to prevent a total fail when trying out new ADHD Meds

Me, Sleeping on the Floor in Class -- How to prevent a total fail when trying out new ADHD Meds

Even though ADHD medication can significantly help, it's not necessarily easy to get the right medication and get it to work smoothly for a kid. Here's how it happened for me. It took trying a few different ADHD meds and some scary fails before finding the best fit. Looking back, I realize we could have come up with a medication...

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Find your passion

 Find your passion

Contributed by Andrew Lawrence Transparent Solutions Bio: Andrew Lawrence, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Owner of Transparent Solutions in Burnaby British Columbia Link to his site: http://www.transparent.ca/ First off I should say that I never really thought of myself as somebody with ADHD. It wasn’t...

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Training Your Brain - Mindfulness works

Training Your Brain  - Mindfulness works

When I was first diagnosed with ADHD, my doctor sat me down and told me something that has stuck with me and helped me realize how I can be productive with my time. He said, having ADHD doesn't make you have less attention than everyone else, it makes you have a LOT more attention. If you can learn to channel all that attention...

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