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 My 8-year-old son Lucas has ADHD. Naturally, because the disorder is a big part of our lives, we talk about it with people. Sometimes we’re venting with a friend, and sometimes we’re chatting with another parent to pass the time as we wait for some kid’s activity or another to wrap up. Sometimes we’re having a deliberate, goal-oriented discussion with teachers or administrators as a means to formulate better approaches to assist with Lucas’s behavior and academic performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards: Unsung heroes of the grassroots game are honoured

As rugby union fans prepare for the deciding Test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions on Saturday, the grassroots of the English game were being celebrated in London.

The 2017 Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards recognised those who have contributed to their community programmes and those who have been transformed by them.

Imagine trying to juggle a full life of work and home demands when focus is almost impossible: That's everyday life for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Here, adults with ADHD reveal their tricks for managing the carnival in their brain.

Set aside time for stuff that isn't urgent

Until the wider world understands and appreciates the amazing, wonderful, energizing benefits that ADHD brings to the workplace, I have to keep the secret source of my CEO super-powers to myself!

The author, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has been CEO of several companies during his successful career.

Great article on when both the parent and child have ADHD and some great ideas to get through the day!

Negotiating your child’s ADHD when you have ADHD can feel almost insurmountable. The genetics of ADHD are so strong that it’s not uncommon for a parent to have ADHD (quite often undiagnosed), or to experience traits of it. ADHD impacts executive function, the cognitive skills we use to organize and manage our lives, undermining the exact skills used to manage ADHD in the first place.

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