I Think I Have ADHD, Now What?

Over and over again other people “joked” that you have problems paying attention.  While you intend to do your best to remember the three things you have to pick up at the store, you do  a happy dance when you even remember that there was something you were supposed...
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Applying for a Job is a Team Sport

A coaching client of mine came to me because she has been unhappy in her current job for some time. Over the course of our first few sessions I learned that she has worked to create public policies and has a background in program analysis and auditing. She has worked...
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Concerned Mom

Letter from a concerned mother…   I am one of those parents. Thought I was doing a good job but now my son will be 20 in July is quitting college & smoking pot. He will not listen to me anymore I am the enemy. We were always close. His dad will ask him...
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Expectations Lead Away From Play

A wise man recently pointed out to me that I was frustrated “a lot.”  I stopped (because I have learned to pause) and thought about it.  I very quickly knew he was right.  I had been complaining a lot about everything in my life.  I was frustrated with my kids,...
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I Think I Have ADHD, Now What?

I Think I Have ADHD, Now What?

Over and over again other people “joked” that you have problems paying attention.  While you intend to do your best to remember the three things you have to pick up at the store, you do  a happy dance when you even remember that there was something you were supposed... read more
Applying for a Job is a Team Sport

Applying for a Job is a Team Sport

A coaching client of mine came to me because she has been unhappy in her current job for some time. Over the course of our first few sessions I learned that she has worked to create public policies and has a background in program analysis and auditing. She has worked... read more
Concerned Mom

Concerned Mom

Letter from a concerned mother…   I am one of those parents. Thought I was doing a good job but now my son will be 20 in July is quitting college & smoking pot. He will not listen to me anymore I am the enemy. We were always close. His dad will ask him... read more
Expectations Lead Away From Play

Expectations Lead Away From Play

A wise man recently pointed out to me that I was frustrated “a lot.”  I stopped (because I have learned to pause) and thought about it.  I very quickly knew he was right.  I had been complaining a lot about everything in my life.  I was frustrated with my kids,... read more
Do You Have PMS?

Do You Have PMS?

My friend Craig  was asking me about what kind of book I was writing and asked if it was “Scion fiction.”  I teased him that I was writing a book about a Toyota knockoff that was based in the future.  He responded, “Don’t blame me for this darn... read more
Breathe

Breathe

At the grocery store yesterday with my kids.  They wanted some kind of cake so I sent them off to the frozen food section while I went to get some milk to go with the cake and to pour on their cereal the following day.  I had been gone from home for a week so the milk... read more
Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

From 5 minutes to forever, Vanessa Van Edwards offers science and suggestions on how to read, engage and captivate people so you can have better social interactions and relationships.   People with ADHD often have difficulties with social interactions.  Problems... read more
Driver’s Education for the ADHD Teen

Driver’s Education for the ADHD Teen

It’s summertime as I am writing this, and because most schools no longer offer driver’s education, many teens are taking courses now to get their permit or license.  I love driving down the road, getting behind a “student driver” car (but not too close).  It can be... read more
Caffeinated Kids: Can Coffee Help with Concentration?

Caffeinated Kids: Can Coffee Help with Concentration?

Hey, mom!  Can I have a cup o’ joe to go?  As a psychologist I interview thousands of clients a year.  Recently I was talking to an older client who told me that his mother used to give him a cup of coffee with breakfast and packed him a thermos of coffee to take to... read more
Fact or Fiction: Adult Onset ADHD

Fact or Fiction: Adult Onset ADHD

ADHD has historically been defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder that is present since childhood (at least since age 12, according to the current DSM-5).  Researchers are now turning their attention to the possibility of ADHD arising in adulthood in people who were... read more

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