Some of the things I used to do to try to eliminate boredom were throwing paper airplanes around the classroom, doing Origami, and just acting silly! As you would imagine that didn't work for me too well at school. I know now I don't have to freak out, but it's really hard. Here are my top strategies for dealing with boredom.Read More
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Work with teens, ages 12 and up, and adults in helping them unleash their strengths, find acceptance in their unique brain wiring and strategize for success, in academics and life! Columbus, OH ADHD CoachConnect firstname.lastname@example.org www.adhdcoachconnect.com (614) 804-6706...Read More
I'm a certified ADHD Coach offering individual and group coaching services to children, parents, teens and adults. My previous work experiences and background is a mixture of corporate sales and marketing and public education. However, having ADHD myself and living with an ADHD teen and non-ADHD spouse is my living experience!...Read More
I coach families, teens, and college students. I also am an advocate for families who need school support. Without adequate support, coaching is not effective. 21 Coates Rd., Medford, NJ 08055 Karen K Lowry, R.N.,BCC Karen@addadvocates.com www.addadvocates.com (609)-760-1971...Read More
But when it comes to being 12, on this planet, not much has changed. And when you were ADHD like I was, it was a bit harder, a bit more awkward.Read More
I don’t know about your ADHD brain, but when I make a mistake—mess up my schedule, lose my keys, lock myself out of the car—it’s like these demonic little urchins start a chorus of “Ryan’s an idiot!” in my head. And they don’t let up. I’ll ruminate on that mistake for a long time. My ADHD just locks on the...Read More
Real Answers from Real People who Live with ADHD
We're getting a lot of great questions and answers about ADHD on our Facebook Page and ADHDKidsRock.com blog. From how to parent us kids with ADHD to how to teach us, and support us -- our community is full of great people sharing what they are going through.
Let's make this a regular thing that people can count on from our site. I'm setting up a Question of the Week Post on Facebook and need you -- all of you who are reading this -- to help me come up with the best questions about living with ADHD. I think this could be big -- maybe we can even pull all these great ideas together and make a book that will help even more kids and families. Like "real" answers not some dumb things experts think works for us.
I would especially like questions from kids that are younger than me so I can share some of the things that have helped me. Post your questions here and let's get started!
But rituals are simply symbolic systems created to produce the same result. And these rituals, these once-in-a-while habits will save our bacon every time -- and they are easy to create once we recognize the need. I'm working on using rituals for traveling, making friends, going to sleep and more. Where could rituals work in your life?Read More
I hate managing a calendar. Dates. Times. Ugh. But I also dread that “I can’t believe I forgot it” feeling whether it’s a school test or a paper. For some reason, my A.D.D. brain just slips up, forgets and something else takes precedence. I suffered in high school hard. Like the overachiever we can quickly become, I joined the...Read More
In the last few years, school has been way better because I have been working with my parents and school district to get high school credits for doing things I am more interested in. That's right -- I said I'm getting school credit for learning things my way. And it's working. I've picked up extra classes, learned some awesome new skills, and figured out some things I'm good at. ADHD brains do great when it's something we are interested in. It's just how we are wired. Can we change the way we have to work in school for the better?Read More