Self-Regulation with ADD and ADHD

Self-Regulation with ADD and ADHD

ADD, ADHD & Executive Functioning Coach

ADD and ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation. I’ve come to this realization after living with this disorder for almost 40 years and my professional experiences. My statement certainly simplifies the whole process, but let’s take a deeper look into what exactly this means.

In some of my other entries, I’ve mentioned things like The Internal Pause Buttonas a way of controlling one’s behavior. But what if we don’t even know what things we’re trying to control? Or that there’s an issue at all? What if we see a box of cookies sitting on a table and eat the whole thing, but don’t recognize these cookies are for a group of people? It is hard to implement any strategy without understand why it needs to be implemented. Or to use an old analogy, it is like putting the cart ahead of the horse.

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Traveling with ADD and ADHD

Traveling with ADD and ADHD

ADD, ADHD & Executive Functioning Coach

 

EuropeTraveling with ADD and ADHD can be a huge challenge. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that it isn’t easy. But with proper planning, there’s no reason why we cannot take an enjoyable vacation.

My wife and I just returned from an amazing trip that took us to London, England and Paris, France. Usually, even the shortest trips that take me out of my comfort zone can be stressful. So I’m sure you can imagine what traveling to Europe can do to one’s state-of-mind. But I was very much looking forward to seeing these two amazing places and spending some quality time with my wife, so I needed to strategize ways to minimize my stress level and manage my ADD/ADHD.

I found that there are two important things one must do while traveling. The first is to keep moving. Instead of using transportation, my wife and…

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Report Suggests 11 Percent of US Children have ADD and ADHD

Report Suggests 11 Percent of US Children have ADD and ADHD

In the last few days, this study has come up suggesting that there’s an increase in the number of diagnosed cases of ADD and ADHD. However, if you dig a little deeper, you can see that this data may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

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Online ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching

Online ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching

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