By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S “Holidays require exquisite skills in executive functioning,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That’s why adults with ADHD can have a harder time navigating the holiday season. ADHD impairs executive functioning, making everything from planning to prioritizing to organizing that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors The holidays are supposed to be filled with joy. So why does it seem like they get more stressful every year? While the regular ups-and-downs of adulthood and the end-of-the-year rush certainly play a part, ADHD symptoms contribute, too, by making it harder for you to plan, shop, bake, and prioritize as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. If you have a challenging family, it’s only human to be a bit incredulous and then more than a bit jealous to see other folks living out the holiday fantasy when you’re just trying to live through it. Just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean you’re doomed…You can make […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Lori Newman Traveling is a challenge if you’re an ADHD adult. But it doesn’t have to be. These tips from top ADHD coaches will make your trip a pleasure, not a pain… Do you travel a lot for business? Is your annual 2-week vacation coming up? Or are you going on the adventure […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The holiday season might have many parents searching out for an ADHD holiday survival guide. So many changes happen during the holidays, that oftentimes sticking to your ADHD management quickly goes out the window. You have parties to go to and decorations to put up, and schedules change. All these things can add up to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Why is packing such a daunting task for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? Is it because we don’t know where to begin? That we have to make decisions? I don’t know. I do know that putting it off does not make it easier – especially when you find your favorite […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard Surveys show that, of all the members of a household, women with adult attention deficit disorder (ADHD) are the most likely to feel stress during the holiday season. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise – we are the ones baking the cookies, buying the presents, organizing and preparing for family get-togethers, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner takes planning and organization. For many adults with ADHD, these are problem areas, leaving them feeling frazzled, frustrated and inadequate. Below are eight tips to help you remain calm and spend the day enjoying your family. Thanksgiving isn’t really all about the food. Yes, we look forward […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard People with ADHD don’t relax in the usual way, so vacations can have an opposite effect and make you feel stressed out. Here, tips to make sure your time off provides the breather you need. Many people can relax on the beach with just a bottle of sunscreen, a beach chair and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) are prone to overspending — especially during the holidays. But if you think you have problems reining in expenditures on gifts, parties, and so on, you should meet my client Roberta, a 36-year-old single mom with ADHD. At least you should have met Roberta before I helped her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.