Struggle to Success: The Power of ADHD Coaching

Struggle to Success ADHD Coaching

ADHD Coaching can make such a positive difference for high school and college students, helping them go from struggling to success. We have seen it time and time again. Samantha was a high school student struggling to keep up with her classes. She felt that she was always behind, and her grades were suffering. She … Read more

Six Benefits of Parent-Centered Coaching

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Parenting is hard. Parenting neurodiverse children is even harder. I have helped thousands of parents turn their chaotic, stressful homes into ones where love, connection, and compassion have helped their children thrive and the whole family enjoy happiness and peaceful times. When children are struggling with the very real challenges that accompany ADHD, it is … Read more

Keep It Real Online Campaign – Brilliant!

Keep it Real Online

The New Zealand government has been stepping up its efforts to educate citizens about online safety. Their Keep It Real Online campaign focuses on protecting children and young people by providing helpful tips and advice to their parents and caregivers. The intent was to create a campaign that wouldn’t just bring awareness to the specific issues … Read more

Talking to Your Child About ADHD Medication

ADHD & Medication

One of the most commonly prescribed treatments for ADHD is stimulant medication, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) or amphetamines (Adderall). However, for children who have never taken ADHD medication, the prospect of starting stimulant medication can be overwhelming and confusing. Parents often ask me how they can best prepare their children to take ADHD stimulant medication … Read more

ADHD and ODD

ADHD & ODD

What is the relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Parents often reach out to me for support when their otherwise bright, wonderful children behave in ways they find challenging, disrespectful, and unproductive. Understandably, they want more calm and compliance – not to mention less arguing and stress!  After all … Read more

Consistent Parenting and Setting Limits

Being Consistent and Following Through As a consistent parent who sets limits and boundaries, you can help your child feel safe and confident. When a child or teen knows that you will follow through on your word they will have a sense of boundaries and will know what to expect. Does this sound like you? … Read more

Ten Steps to Support Children with ADHD

Ten steps to support children with ADHD blog 2.1.23

Here are 10 essential steps to improve the care, support, and outcomes for children with ADHD. 1. Understand the Social/Emotional impact of ADHD on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system. 2. Create a uniform, comprehensive diagnostic procedure for assessing ADHD, including full family history, medical assessment for allergies and sensitivities, cognitive assessment, and observation … Read more