Attention deficit disorder (ADD) adults are often wildly inappropriate and irreverent. They can be the funniest, most interesting people we know. While many of us struggle with shyness, people with ADD are uninhibited, the loose cannons in the crowd. Many ADD adults were once class clowns. Hilarity separates...Read More
To make sure your child has gotten a thorough evaluation at the minimum, both you and your child should be interviewed to rule out other possible alternative diagnoses. In my practice, I tell parents I will not give a diagnosis before three full sessions of evaluation. Additionally, both parents...Read MoreCreate a new habit. This is 10 minutes of daily focus before you do anything else. Before you check your email, before you do anything that will lead to more and more distractions that make it easy for you to forget what's essential. A simple way of structuring your daily focus time is to ask yourself...Read MoreWhat does your life look like beyond your fears? Draw a circle that represents the life you live now. The line of the circle is the limits of your comfort zone. Outside of the circle draw or write what lies outside of your comfort zone. It might be asking for help, applying for a job, going skiing, telling someone you care about them, or as simple as speaking in public.http://addisagift.kajabi.com/fe/75438-the-gifts-beyond-your-fears"Turn mommy guilt into pride" for working mothers I was quoted and my book Listening to Depression featured in this article https://www.mainstreet.com/article/when-your-maternity-leave-ends-how-to-strike-a-healthy-balance-between-work-life-and-motherhoodDoes one size fit all when it comes to therapy? Responsive Therapy is like an All-Star sports team compared to an average local team. An All-Star team selects the best players from each local team and optimizes the benefits of each position that needs to be covered.http://addisagift.kajabi.com/fe/80118-responsive-therapyTo make the most of your attention deficit disorder (ADD) gifts, you have to situate yourself in a working environment that is a good match for you.
As a person with ADD, you have to be realistic: following directions, adhering to a rigid schedule, and having little flexibility will drive you nuts....Read MoreThe main way to enhance your child's self-esteem if he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is to reframe the diagnosis of ADHD as a strength.
This idea is not just a rosy view of an otherwise problematic condition. In recent years, the world has changed dramatically in ways that even give a child with...Read MoreBecause the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is unreliable and because the symptoms overlap with so many other diagnoses (such as depression, anxiety, and Asperger's disorder), I now recommend that a child receive twelve sessions of therapy before getting an assessment...Read MoreAs a parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you've got your work cut out for you. You probably struggle with your own feelings of hopelessness about changing your child. You struggle with your child's motivation, or lack of motivation, to change. Mental health and...Read More