Living with ADHD

ADHD and Punishment

In my last post, I wrote about a teenager in Michigan who was sent to a juvenile detention facility after being found "guilty on failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school" – which is to say, she was incarcerated for oversleeping and not doing her homework.

Coping Strategies

Getting Stuck in Bad Routines

For people with ADHD, routines can provide structure that makes it easier to cope with our symptoms. Having something as part of a routine takes pressure off the need to plan ahead. When we find a routine that works, we can automatically follow it without having to make decisions about how to organize our time.