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Matt Reid

meet yourself where you are.

It’s a principle of management. It’s a principle of parenting. It’s probably a good principle of conflict resolution. It’s a cornerstone of good teaching. You have to meet people where they are. But I find that my clients consistently forget…

IEP’s

it’s IEP review season in my house. We just did my younger son’s and are going to do my older sons in a little bit. We put that off because he’s got a little bit on his plate right now.…

The Cost of Ownership

As ADHDers we are clutter prone. There is no denying it. There are many reasons why. I think I’ll probably cover that in another post. But, as you move through life and accumulate things, think about this: everything you bring…

Procrastination is not a real thing

When new clients come to me, almost all of them list procrastination as an issue that they would like to work on. I don’t believe in procrastination I think it is a word that we use to describe a behavior…

ADHD and decision making

How do account for decision making in your productivity? Do you account for it? Perhaps you should. Here’s the case for why. In my experience, when my clients are struggling with something on their to-do list and avoiding it, one…

psychiatry IS medicine

today’s topic is a bit of an opinion piece. In my opinion, psychiatry has always been a grab bag. Often referred to as part of the “soft sciences,” even though it’s a medical discipline. I don’t know if it will…

“Treating” ADHD

Here a couple of quick thoughts about treating ADHD. my former doctor who is amazing, and just retired, said something once that has always stuck with me. He said, in medicine we don’t only treat the worst cases. I think…

Stress does weird things to you

I’m 43 years old. I have been taking stimulants since I was 10, more or less. Most people experience stimulant related insomnia based on the size of their dose and when they take their last dose during the day. I…