Norman Rockwell’s image of a family arriving with gifts is lovely but idealized, at least based on my experience! Real life is a little messier. Packages are not always so nicely wrapped. The children are not always full of smiles and eager to help. The house is...
A Gift To You This Holiday Season

A Gift To You This Holiday Season

The Twelve Days of ADHD On the first of the special days I dreamed you gave to me Acceptance of my ADHD.   On the second of the special days I dreamed you gave to me Patience when I mess up And acceptance of my ADHD.   On the third of the special days I dreamed you...
ADHD HINT – Metacognition and Curiosity

ADHD HINT – Metacognition and Curiosity

In this post, we’re going to take a look at the executive function of metacognition and the character strength of curiosity. I think they make a nice pair, especially with the holiday season upon us! Metacognition is a word that is unfamiliar to many people. Peg...
ADHD HINT – Time and Kindness

ADHD HINT – Time and Kindness

Do you enjoy mysteries? A mystery is something that is difficult or even impossible to understand or explain. Something that is a mystery for many individuals with ADHD is time. It can be a real enigma! You can’t see time. You can’t touch or feel it. You...
ADHD HINT – A Pause for Gratitude

ADHD HINT – A Pause for Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! You may have noticed, as I have, that Thanksgiving is very early this year. Has it snuck up on you, as it has on me? I notice that the sense of urgency and the need to “get things done” that...
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