Tag ADHD

Making decisions easier.

Decision making is not an executive function. But I’m sure I have posted in the past about how difficult decision making is for some ADHD people. It is definitely executive function adjacent. It really requires attention, working memory, managing anxiety,…

Squirrels & hamsters

I’m not sure where I’m going with this. But I had a client a couple weeks ago who made a remark that stuck with me. He said that, “everybody talks about the squirrel running by the window that distracts us.…

APSARD conference…

it’s an ADHD professional organization. Google it. just got back from 5-day conference. My brain is full of add information. I’m going to spend some time in the next few posts doing some takeaways from the conference. They will probably…

feeling stupid is irrelevant

so many of my clients have a difficult time admitting when they don’t know some thing. This often leads to missing opportunities or not succeeding at some thing. And that seems pretty silly to me, especially when there’s a legitimate…

Daily SCHEDULE 12/9/23

I’ve been promising my clients that I’d post a newer daily SCHEDULE. So here it is. For the record, it went like clockwork until we left basketball. Also, I didn’t anticipate needing some downtime in the middle of the afternoon.…

Rubber ducking

I’ve been meaning to write about this for months. I learned this from one of my clients who’s a programmer. Apparently when you’re stuck with a programming problem you’re supposed to talk it through with a rubber ducky. I’m unclear…

Parenting children who struggle with ADLs

Activities of daily life are things like brushing teeth, bathing, brushing one’s hair, eating, drinking, getting dressed, etc. For an adult, you could group these things under the concept of automatic tasks or under the heading of self-care. Parenting children…

Not a fan of the DSM-5

Dr. Russell Barkley wrote a fabulous analysis of diagnostic criteria for ADHD in the latest digital issue of attitude. I posted a comment agreeing with Dr. Barkley and hopefully adding more to the conversation. Check out the link below to…

Surprise! Clocks help us keep time.

I’ve written some pretty long posts in the last few weeks. So I’m gonna hit you here with a really quick tip. Have a clock in every room of your house. I know there are some people are gonna say,…

Standard disclaimer, version four.

In case you noticed that I updated my standard disclaimer and got back in the habit of adding it to every post. Or even if he didn’t… I thought i’ll explain a little bit more about what it means to…