What’s In A Name?

Why is ADHD called ADHD?

Consider this carefully.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. What do you notice about this? What do you feel about this name if you have ADHD?

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I’m On It!

The way to get things done, is to just do them.

The Neuro-Typicals have been telling us that since our lives began.

And in one way,

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You Can’t Count On Me

As a writer penning a blog about what it’s like to have ADHD, you can count on me to tell you exactly what it is like for me.

You can be certain that I’ll tell you some of the more embarrassing things,

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Attention, Attention!

We’ve discussed attention as it relates to ADHD before, but we never really dove into it in dull, dry boring detail, did we?

Likely that’s because it is difficult to maintain my attention long enough to explain the thing.

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Testing my Child for ADHD

As a parenting coach, one aspect of my job is to aid parents in discovering who their child is? A typical question that I am often asked is, do you think something is wrong?

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How Impulsive Of Me?

One of the hallmarks of ADHD is a problem with impulse control. Impulsivity is so common that we are known for it.

And some of the subtle ways that it impacts our lives often go unrecognized because being impulsive is usually only seen in the more explosive and dramatic examples of its manifestation in our behavior.

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Safe Place Fear

The phrase, “safe place” should stir up thoughts of comfort and, well … safety, right?

But when you have ADHD, the idea of a safe place, for some of us,

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Proceed With ADHD Caution

ADHD caution? What could that mean? What kind of ineffective caution could ADHD caution be?

It’s not so much ineffective as maybe unreliable in its consistency.

I’ve lived with ADHD All my life,

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ADHD Fractured Memory

“Is often forgetful in daily activities (e.g., doing chores, running errands; for older adolescents and adults, returning calls, paying bills, keeping appointments).” ~ the last symptom listed in the inattentive symptoms for ADHD in the DSM5

How is your memory these days?

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Here’s An ADHD Question

“It is a chronic, life long condition, and it’s about time that we started treating it as such. You know, people with ADHD are more susceptible to problematic drug use and more likely to take their own lives,

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The Best Of ADHD

“I like having it a lot; it is who I am.” ~ Richard Bacon, Television and Radio host, talking about his ADHD.

There are days when I am happy.

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How to Help Your Child Adapt to Wearing a Mask

New Challenges continue to plague parents as the country continues to make adjustments with COVID-19.  Parents are now dealing with how to help their child wear a mask, when some children may not fully be able to understand the health and safety aspect of wearing a mask.

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I Am The King

I’m wondering if I should change my name from Man Of DistrAction to King Of ProcrastiNation.

Both are seriously on point. Both are clever.

Both names would be perfect for a blog.

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ADHD? I Know

I know you’re having trouble. It comes with the territory.

I know that you put the kettle on the stove and that’s when your mind reminds you that you need to shower,

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