"James" was a typical, active 8 year old who did well in school regulating himself but was very difficult for his parents to deal with at home. His parents reached out to me after trying play therapy which consisted of the play therapist trying to get James to identify feeling words and talking about how … Continue reading How I taught a family to not set off their son by meeting him where his brain is at developmentally.
https://youtu.be/7SodcqK3Y0E My ADDitude magazine ADHD in boys video of the week
Most boys don't have the language to articulate social anxiety and given that boys don't talk about social anxiety They typically think they are the only one who has it. I was using this visual to help a 15-year-old understand that he has the ability to manage his social anxiety.
Last week, I spoke with two families who lived in (different) major metropolitan areas where there are many resources for families of kids with ADHD. Both of these families were very proactive and had done their "homework" in regards to seeking out help. Here's what they found: -A psychologist who addressed the boy's "blow ups" … Continue reading Why is it so difficult for families to find practical help?