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 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.
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 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 Coach RudyRodríguez, LCSW Think Holiday Season and what comes to mind is – joy, peace and happiness… NOT! ADHD and the holiday season are more likely characterized by overwhelm, stress and anxiety. However, the good news is that there are some things you can do to help make the holiday’s a bit more ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.