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
I have worked with boys who are very socially motivated yet because their social learning challenges were never effectively addressed (through traditional talk therapy, social skills groups, etc.) they are constantly on social media, searching for connection and social validation. While that is not different than other teenagers what makes it much more severe is … Continue reading Teaching a 15-year-old how to not waste time looking for validation on social media
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.
Thursdays are ADDitude Magazine's ADHD in Boys section videos. This week's video is my strategy to help kids figure out what to do when they're bored (rather than you giving suggestions that he'll say "no" to because you suggested it). Please make sure to subscribe to the ADHD Dude YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/tCyG8ST1Mtg