Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: The Virtues of ADHD Parenting

I got a kick out of this article from ADDitude Magazine, "Your Kids Don’t Need “Perfect.” They Need “Persistent” and “Patient," and I hope other parents of ADHD kids will too. My fave is the "ADHD Mom virtue" slide highlighting “creativity." ADHD moms and dads of ADHD-diagnosed kids are indeed geniuses at turning everything into a game and making it all fun!

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Time Blindness

Continuing on this week's theme of time and procrastination, the article "Are You Time Blind? 12 Ways To Use Every Hour Effectively," at ADDitude Magazine, is probably the best and simplest explanation on time blindness with easy techniques to try out. Rather than trying them all at one, enlist the help of a coach to help figure out what strategies will work best for you, so that you can stick with them and create life long habits.

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Goal-Setting Skills

Here are some handy tips for parents and teachers on helping kids set realistic goals, and how to encourage and praise effort and progress, with the end goal of ultimately achievement. My favorite is: Set a family goal that everyone can contribute to. 

I love holding family meetings! Having everyone involved in the process ensures that each person is on board, responsible and accountable. And together you can decide on the reward, be it intrinsic or extrinsic. Love it!

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Making a Priorities List

Following on Wednesday's post on setting priorities, here's a great article at ADDitude Magazine, "Get Your Priorities Straight," yet another fabulous resource for those diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or those working on their executive function skills. Get in touch with Mind Coach NOLA if you want to work together with a certified ADHD coach to figure out just what those priorities of yours are!

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