This is the visual I use to teach kids how anxiety works. On the left is the anxiety "curve" meaning that when anxiety goes up it will always come down. The "cliff" on the right shows how avoiding anxiety causes it to temporarily go away but it is not teaching how to get over the … Continue reading Teaching kids with ADHD how to manage anxiety
If you are around age 40 or older, you grew up in a time when ADHD was rarely diagnosed. Often, the guys who we went to school with who had (undiagnosed) ADHD may have been the guys who would come into school high, reeking of pot. Other ones were placed in special ed classes, often … Continue reading A message for fathers: Don’t let a condition your son didn’t ask for define your relationship with him.
Recently, I received an email newsletter from an ADHD coach. This wheel was part of a graphic that asked parents to consider how they felt in each of these areas of parenting. The other wheel in the graphic was excellent and I thoroughly agree with the components in there which included: consistent parenting, effective consequences, … Continue reading What to do and not do with your son with ADHD
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.