“How was your day?” “Fine.” It’s not exactly illuminating conversation, is it? Unfortunately, many kids with ADHD don’t leap at the opportunity to talk to Mom and Dad about how their day at school went — especially if it went poorly. Here’s how parents can encourage better communication (hint: it starts by asking the right questions).
This is important! N.I.C.E. is the 'National Institute of Clinical Excellence' in the UK and they write the playbook for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD (children and adults) for the NHS. They have just updated their guidelines on best practice and it’s well worth your time, if you are being treated or thinking of getting treatment for ADHD (as it’s the sort of thing the HSE could well follow!). And if you want to know what your doctor is doing, this will tell you!
In 1989, a New York Times food editor got so tired of the mountain of requests she received every September for her plum torte recipe (which the paper had run seven years in a row), that she began her September column with this warning: “This is the last time we are publishing this recipe. I suggest you make several copies and laminate them, because you will not be seeing it in this newspaper again.”
Whether you fear criticism, misjudge the passage of time, or get overwhelmed by the sheer size of your to-do list, procrastination is a problem that most with ADHD share. Learn three common reasons why we procrastinate, and try some of these great hacks to get started and to finish strong.