Motivation & ADHD

Motivation & ADHD

“He only wants to play video games!” “She cannot get herself to do any of the assigned schoolwork.” “He won’t even keep his body clean, let alone his room.” “She refuses to do even basic chores!”         “Everything takes forever, and I have to constantly remind and nag!” Can you relate to any of these exasperated […]

Removing Recess as Punishment

removing recess as punishment

Do a Google search for “schools removing recess as punishment” and you will be hit with more than 660,000 results. Surveys conducted over the last two decades conclude that between 77% and 86% of teachers in the United States have taken away recess as punishment for bad behavior in students. Those numbers should shock and […]

Parent Coaching for ADHD Can Improve Kid’s Behavior

Parent coaching for ADHD

When I see parents asking in online ADHD groups about referrals for a “behavior therapist” or “behavior coach” for their child, I always wonder a few things. I understand that behavioral issues can be exhausting to parents, discouraging for kids, and devastating for a family. I have seen this firsthand – witnessing clients kicking, screaming, […]

Self-Care for Parents of Children with ADHD

self-care

5 Tips to Prioritize Yourself In my parent support group, in other online ADHD pages, in my parent coaching and in conversations with parents every day, I hear a common refrain: “I’m exhausted, I’m frustrated, I’m drained, I’m at my wit’s end.” Parents of children with various high needs know the sentiment all too well. […]

ADHD and Homework Issues

ADHD and Homework Issues

I’m writing this in March of 2022. Students are three quarters of the way through the current school year, yet I get calls and emails every day from parents who describe their child as struggling with completing and turning in their homework. My most viewed blogs are about homework issues (ADHD And Refusal To Complete […]

ADHD Developmental Lag

ADHD developmental lag

A few days ago, I was outside watering and tending to my garden (butter lettuce for the winter) when something caught my eye. The sole sunflower in the garden finally looked ready to bloom soon. I’ve been watching its slow development, but something about the look of that sunflower on that day made me want […]

What is ADHD Parent Coaching?

ADHD parent coaching

Parenting is hard! ADHD is a whole family issue: it impacts the parent/child relationship, as well as relationships with siblings and friends, and it affects school satisfaction and performance. To be clear, parent style does not cause ADHD. However, the parenting approach that is chosen could have an effect on the family dynamic, the child’s […]