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Archive for the ‘ADHD Adults’ Category

Making Changes Is Not Easy

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

“We would like to make some changes to the therapy so that it fits our family style.” “The reason I argue and yell at my parents is because I have ADHD. They should just tolerate it and accept me as I am.”
Changing behavior is hard. Ask anyone who has tried to lose a few pounds or start an exercise program. When seeking therapy for ADHD or LD, most people try to keep things the same, ... Read More »

My Journey #1: It Takes One to Know One

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Photo of Markus In May, I talked about the film Shine and shared some insights for managing ADHD as an entrepreneur. Since that time, I’ve started thinking again about my own journey. When I started my journey to figure out “what I wanted to do in my life” I was about 13 or 14 years old. I’d like to go back to the beginning and share my journey with you, and I hope that ... Read More »

SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Last week, I saw a movie called SHINE sponsored by Biznik, a local community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed. (Really... "Shine" and "Shine Your Strengths" -- I knew there had to be some kindred spirits involved!) Let me tell you about the film and how it can help to inform individuals with ADHD who want to work for themselves. SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey is ... Read More »

Time Management Is a Family Affair

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

A Family Affair I once worked with a family whose 11-year old boy hated doing homework …This particular boy had ADHD and was on medication. I helped him plan for and track his assignments.  In spite of this help, he continued to perform poorly. Slowly, I discovered that both parents do a fair amount of traveling, have a number of social engagements every week and did little if any supervision of his homework time.  Once ... Read More »

Can People with ADHD Be Lazy?

Friday, August 13th, 2010

  ADHD or Lazy? Is it possible for people with ADHD to also be lazy – or are these terms mutually exclusive? In my own experience of working with nearly 5,000 kids over 35 years of practice, I find it is very possible to have both conditions, although ADHD is the only term listed in the diagnostic manual.  Here are two ways to answer the question for yourself about you or another individual who has ADHD.  1.       It’s ... Read More »

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