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...
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...
Pushing Through with Perseverance

Pushing Through with Perseverance

Let’s face it … life has its fair share of ups and downs, hurdles, goals that seem attainable, and others that appear daunting. However, the character strength of perseverance can assist you in navigating these obstacles. When you’re at your best with perseverance,...
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...
Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

My wife would tell you I have a high pain tolerance and very little tolerance for pain. I’d rather be at a pain level of 10 for 10 minutes than at 2 for 2 hours. This is not uncommon for those of us with ADHD. We simply do not tolerate discomfort very well, and that...
Are You An Overthinker? Tactics To Make Decisions Less Stressful

Are You An Overthinker? Tactics To Make Decisions Less Stressful

Let me be transparent and just say I love to read romantic comedies. Go ahead and judge me! Unexpectedly, I read something in my latest rom-com that was meaningful, and I just had to share it with a few clients. Now, I want to share this with our readers. The...