Caribbean households are known for obscure nicknames. Growing up, mine was (and still is) ‘Longers’. My dad says I was given this name because it took me ages to start doing anything and I was so forgetful as a child. My parents being separated meant that I would move from house to house every weekend, spending […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is good advice for people with ADHD, many of whom try to be perfectionists. People are always telling us what we did wrong and what we missed — “You need to pay more attention in class” or “What the heck is wrong with you? I just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard If you’re a mom with ADHD, the words “back to school” can make you quiver with anxiety. They elicit visions of endless papers to sign, car pools to remember, and homework assignments to help with. Also, you may have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who has organizational problems of his […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. On 60 Minutes, a skeptical Anderson Cooper is transformed into a “paying attention to the moments of my day” mindfulness-practitioner. The cover of TIME boldly proclaims a “Mindful Revolution.” And, Parade magazine tells us that mindfulness is the No.1 Health-Booster in 2015. Try […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rick Nauert PhD New research discovers compelling evidence that symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often persist into adulthood. In the study, investigators found that sixty percent of children with ADHD demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Experts have often disagreed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Establishing a new behavior or building new and healthier habits is a tall order for most of us with ADHD. We get distracted or change our game plan after a week, despite our best intentions. When we miss a day of a routine, we get discouraged and convince ourselves that forming a new habit is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. Adults with ADHD have a peculiar relationship with time, often investing it frivolously or ineffectively. Many of us feel anxiety, guilt, or self-loathing when we think about how we use our days, resulting in more wasted energy and time. Routine tasks, like laundry and paying the bills, frustrate us. When we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Years ago, with the start date of a new job closing in, I made the mistake of trying to explain my mounting panic to the guy I was dating at the time. “I’m so afraid of screwing up,” I told him, trying to keep my voice even, “with the ADHD stuff. I’ll forget something or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ok, self-disclosure… I don’t watch television (because I can’t manage it). So, I was totally unaware that Katie Couric has a new TV program. The topic of a recent episode was, “What It’s Like Living with ADHD”. Katie had two guests on her show, both adults diagnosed with ADHD. She also had as a special guest, ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.