by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.
You need not helicopter to help your child make friends — in fact, too much parental interference can do more harm than good, especially in middle school.
Follow these strategies to boost your tween's confidence and skills in the most challenging settings and scenarios.
Have you wondered what ADHD coaching can do for you?
This is a poem written by Erin Dingle, following a session with Laura Godfrey, her ADHD coach, that answers that question.
The ADHD filter often takes in more of the world around us.
It can either lead to overwhelm, or a connection to a perspective so brilliant, that when articulated, it shines the light on new pathways, products and possibilities.
- David Giwerc
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Resources in Adults with ADHD Patricia Elizabeth Newark1, Marina Elsässer1, and Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz1 2012
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often targets of very negative, hurtful comments. When attacked, they experience an amygdala hijack and fall into fight, flight, or freeze, which can trigger hours of rumination.
An environment that encourages open curiosity and conversation is ADHD conducive to catalyzing creative forms of expression and innovation.
The hyper focus of the ADHD brain can be an attribute when focused on positive, purposeful tasks and goals.
However, it is important to strike a balance of activities that do not place all the ADHD enthusiasm and energy in only one arena at the expense of other important pathways to growth.
- David Giwerc
In our previous articles, we talked about a significant issue in the coaching profession: anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach, regardless of whether they have actually received any training. We also discussed the preeminent governing bodies in the coaching profession and how they help identify quality, well-trained coaches.
Now we’re going to talk more specifically about certification as it relates to Life and ADHD coaches.
We have innate talents that are often buried.
We need to excavate them out of their hiding places, embrace them, and use them every day so the connections to our brain make them even stronger.
All ADDCA class start times are based on Eastern Time in the U.S. An easy reference is to use a time zone converter and look at the time in New York.
Twice per year, Daylight Savings Time changes the clocks. This happens at 2:00 AM on a Sunday morning.
- In the U.S. spring, our time moves back an hour. This typically happens the second Sunday in March.
- In the U.S. fall, the time moves up an hour. This typically happens the first Sunday in November.
An easy way to remember this is “spring forward, fall back”.
Upcoming time changes will be discussed in active classes, and we will also send an email reminder as it approaches.