You are what you eat. Forget bikini season, think Beautiful Brain Lifestyle! Luckily, we don’t need any special diets or supplements for a happy, high-functioning mind. Eating a variety of fresh and colorful natural foods, as suggested in the article "9 Foods to Supercharge Your Brain," will do the trick. Pretty on your plate and you can think straight!Read More
“My son quit trying in school because his masculinity is threatened? What?”
I know. I didn’t quite understand it either the first time I heard it. But behind all that bluster is a lot of insecurity and an enormous fear of failure. Read on to get the full pictureRead More
The holidays are hectic enough, but when it comes to the members of your family diagnosed with ADHD, the holidays can feel incredibly overwhelming. And maybe not all of your family gets it. The article "Stop Unsolicited Advice From Family In Its Tracks," by Carol Brady at ADDitude Magazine, has some great tips on how to prepare your extended family, your immediate family, your child, and yourself for holiday visits.Read More
The article "Four Steps to Independence: How to Support (Not Enable) a Child with ADHD" by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster at ADDitude Magazine has some excellent tips on how to support your child's independence.
In my work as an ADHD coach, I like to encourage parents to think of scaffolding:Read More
Think of the day as a series of choices to be made. One at a time, you are in control of making your little choices and controlling your destiny. Katy Rollins at ADDitude Magazine offers a few gems of wisdom to help see the "big picture" of an ADHD diagnosis: "By good-faith efforts at making better decisions, we do not cure ourselves, but we manage the symptoms that would otherwise be making decisions for us."Read More
Innovator Brains dream BIG and often. You are the creators, inventors, and writers of our future. Turning a dream into a reality requires action... and that can be so, so hard. You have to figure out what needs to be done, break down the action items into smaller tasks, think about what resources you need, and then put it all in order. And you have to follow through and do it all on time. Who can help you make your dream a reality? Me!Read More
In previous blog posts, we've been discussing how you know when you're done with your ADHD Coach or Life Coach. Adela Baker of Mind Coach NOLA has offered her checklist of skills the client has successfully acquired. She has also responded to the question, "What if I relapse? Can I come back to Mind Coach NOLA?"
For part three of this series, let's hear excerpts from an array of Mind Coach NOLA clients (high school students with ADHD, parents of children diagnosed with ADHD, and adults who wanted to refine their career goals) on how they knew they were done working with Adela as their ADHD Coach or Life Coach:Read More
What's your daily special time with your ADHD kid? For me, it's walking to and from school together, here in New Orleans. We have other special times, too, but this is my son's favorite part of our day, when we sing, walk the dogs, get psyched for the school day, and, after school, review how the day went or what activities are planned in the afternoon or evening. Sometimes we just observe nature and spot a butterfly or change in leaf color. How sweet it is.Read More