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What is your son doing today that gives him a sense of purpose?

Many kids with ADHD do well when they're given responsibilities. It gives them a sense of purpose and learning to be accountable builds this sense of purpose. All too often, I hear from parents that their sons have no responsibilities at home aside from homework. Not giving your son responsibilities at home or holding him … Continue reading What is your son doing today that gives him a sense of purpose?

Why parents are not allowed to pack for the kids during summer trip camp

During Summer Trip Camp Parents are not allowed to pack for the overnight trips. We teach the kids how to pack for the trips and teach many other practical, executive functioning strategies to build independent skills. When you do things for your child that they can learn to do on their own they are missing … Continue reading Why parents are not allowed to pack for the kids during summer trip camp

Getting a 6th grader to buy into learning executive functioning strategies

In my experience, one of the fundamental flaws of much ADHD and executive function coaching is that the coach operates from this assumption that the individual is highly motivated to utilize the strategies being taught. Many families have shared with me that they've tried ADHD coaching only to find that their child was not invested … Continue reading Getting a 6th grader to buy into learning executive functioning strategies