Confidence and Emotional Regulation

Confidence and Emotional Regulation

Most kids with ADHD with emotional dysregulation believe this is their lot in life. They often have a fixed mindset (as opposed to a growth mindset) toward their ADHD, believing that they will never be able to get better at managing it. Pair that cynicism with the...
Top 10 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Top 10 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is not a gift bestowed by those outside of us or something that can be taken from us by others. It’s an inside job. Rather than wait passively for good self-esteem to happen, we need to take action. Daily or weekly is the best.    1. Make a list. What’s...
Power of Positive Reinforcement for ADHD Youth

Power of Positive Reinforcement for ADHD Youth

The power of positive psychology (positive thinking) has been well documented. We all know that positive thinking, while not likely to solve all of your ills, will help you generally feel better on a day-to-day basis. However, we can’t control what our children think...
Mindful Living With ADHD: Practical Strategies for Beginners

Mindful Living With ADHD: Practical Strategies for Beginners

Living with ADHD can sometimes feel like navigating a chaotic storm of thoughts and impulses. The constant barrage of distractions can make it challenging to find a sense of calm and focus in everyday life. Amidst this turbulence, various holistic practices can help...
Overcoming The Later Lie: 3 Key Steps To Help You Minimize Procrastination

Overcoming The Later Lie: 3 Key Steps To Help You Minimize Procrastination

Truth be told, we all procrastinate!  Not just folks with ADHD.   In some scenarios, procrastination can be a good thing. Having more time to consider or think through how an action plays out can have benefits. With ADHD, leaving a task until it’s more urgent...
The Recipe for Less Stressful Starts

The Recipe for Less Stressful Starts

How I start the day can be a game changer for the rest of the day. The key is to start on the things that get me into movement and an upward trajectory.  Anything that is passive and can be done from a prone position will spell doom. I can check emails or scroll my...