Teaching situational awareness during Summer Trip Camp

Without fail, each summer during camp or when I run my How to Hang Out program I find that some guys lack of situational awareness could be dangerous. Specifically, what this looks like is walking in the streets without looking and not being aware of their surroundings in parking lots. One of the first concepts … Continue reading Teaching situational awareness during Summer Trip Camp

The necessity of teaching the “bigger picture”

The necessity of teaching "the bigger picture". The other day in a post I mentioned that when ADDitude magazine post my videos on their Facebook page inevitably there is a comment that take the information I present in the video out of context and argues why the information I presented is wrong. I first learned … Continue reading The necessity of teaching the “bigger picture”

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A teen’s perspective on being in a school where many of the student’s parents “helicopter” and do not provide their children with opportunities to cultivate independence or resiliency.

This week, I had a meeting with a new parent whose 16-year-old son attends a private, college preparatory school for students with learning differences. The population of the school includes many students with an ADHD diagnosis as well as students with an Asperger's profile. This 16-year-old and his mother have spent many years working very … Continue reading A teen’s perspective on being in a school where many of the student’s parents “helicopter” and do not provide their children with opportunities to cultivate independence or resiliency.

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What to do and not do with your son with ADHD

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