The article Parenting Kids with ADHD: 16 Tips to Tackle Common Challenges is a helpful read. With input from two psychologists, it lists common issues that parents of ADHD children face. And, it offers some thoughts on how to approach things differently.
In response to an article questioning the validity of ADHD, check out this post: ADHD is Real (and not a Result of Bad Parenting). In it, the author disputes claims such as: "Here in North America, we often think of ADHD as biological. However, that is not the view elsewhere in the world nor is it supported by science."
Everybody compares themselves to others - it's human nature. But is it a helpful practice?
If you have ADHD, the 'comparison game' is pretty strong. People with ADHD often have difficulty with "easy" things such as organization and time management. You see other people breeze through their days getting places on time and keeping on top of their to-do list. It's hard not to compare and think: Why is it so easy for them, but not for me?
ADHD coaching can be a worthwhile and valuable investment. It gives support, structure, and accountability to help you define goals and move forward. It helps you step back, reflect on progress, and re-calibrate your focus. All from the perspective of understanding ADHD and what that means for you.
In our blog 'ADHD Coaching: How to get the most out of treatment', we talked about when ADHD coaching works. But what about when ADHD coaching doesn't work? Why is it not effective for some people?