I'm excited to announce that I'm now guest blogging at NOLA Family Mag! For my first blog post, I tackle the misconception that having ADHD is a disability, when, in fact, it's a superpower!
”I often get called by parents who at their wit’s end with their ADHD kid. I listen to their litany of complaints and the sob stories of IEPs, social anxieties, gaming addictions, evil teachers and slipping grades with empathy and compassion. “I am so sorry that he is struggling in school.” “I am so sorry that you have been dealing with this frustration.” “Apparently you care greatly for him and you are doing the right thing.” “By the way, Congratulations! Your kid has ADHD!” Silence on the other end.
Has anyone ever told you that? No? No one ever acknowledged that you hit the jackpot with this one? That you gave birth to a child with super powers that neurotypical people can only dream of possessing? Wouldn’t it be cool if instead of “It’s a boy!” Or “It’s a girl!” The midwife would say, “It’s a turbo thinker!” Because that is what your child is: a superhero with an innovator brain…”
Click here to read the whole post, and stay tuned for more Mind Coach NOLA guest blogging at NOLA Family Mag! Read More
Don't forget! On Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 - 8 pm, and Thursday, May 17th at 8:30 - 10 am, join Mind Coach NOLA and Lolo's Youth Yoga Studio (6107 Magazine St.) for an interactive and intimate workshop, "Mindful Parenting For Modern Times."
Please reserve your spot on Eventbrite, as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there! Read More
When I first became aware that my son might have ADHD, I realized I needed help. I needed to to put together a support team—not just for him, but for myself and for my family’s sanity. I will forever be indebted to the learning specialist at his school who gave me pep talks and told me who to call and where to go. Together with her, my husband and I met with his home room teachers and the school counselor. We talked to the psychologist who tested and evaluated him and we met with his pediatrician. We also met with a naturopath.
I spoke to a lot of people in different fields shopping around for the right combination of solutions and the right fit for my son and our family. In the end, we are happy to see him thrive, but it has not been as easy journey. Read More
This Saturday, March 3rd, please join NOLA CHADD at 9 am at the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center for our monthly informal meet-up for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. I'll be there, and I look forward to seeing everyone. Please help spread the word!
Not sure why you should attend? Check out this informative list of 8 reasons to attend a CHADD meeting, published in Attention magazine. Read More
I recently read an interview with Drew Brees, in which he said, “Focus on moving the chains, man. You move the chains and everything usually works out.”
I love this idea! You can make anything happen by consistently taking small steps. Just get that first down. Read More
What sets Mind Coach NOLA apart from other ADHD or life coaches based out of New Orleans? There's my years as a high school language teacher, and my experience coaching executives, which means I approach coaching from the perspective of "teaching and inspiring," rather than the perspective of a social worker or therapist. But there's also my Dutch experience! Read More
Mind Coach NOLA's social media manager here, with a few more questions for Adela Baker, ADHD coach, executive function coach, and life coach extraordinaire! Read More