This audio recording is unprecedented and is an absolute must-listen, whether you are the parent or the young adult child who is taking ADHD stimulant medication.
Host Jeff Copper, from Attention Talk Radio, masterfully interviews a young adult college student who was arrested for drug diversion, classified as the illegal distribution of a prescription medication.
This young man courageously reveals his horrific experience for the purpose of preventing it from happening to another human being. This interview will leave you spellbound and in total disbelief that this could happen to any one of your kids. But it could, especially, if they are not made aware of their responsibility with stimulant medications, or any other prescribed medication.
Illegal distribution of stimulant medication under Federal and State law is a felony; and can lead to incarceration.
“If he could, he would.” Children with ADHD don’t always act rudely or awkwardly on purpose — sometimes, they simply lack the executive function skills to keep up with confusing social norms and fast-paced conversations. Here’s how parents can reframe these social challenges and better bolster weak skills.
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed., Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program
Originally published in ADDitude Magazine.
Here’s a great article about ADDCA graduates Neil (PACG) and Linda (ACCG) Swanson and how they dealt with ADHD, and what they’re doing in the community.
by Katie Fuster / originally published in the May edition of Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine
Your uniqueness is also your creativity.
It helps you think outside the box and aligns with your strengths/values.
It helps you with problem solving.
What should you do if you have ADHD? The answer is often revealed by understanding who you are. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews master certified coach David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, and Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy.
Jeff identifies what he attends to when he's coaching people to help them understand who they are and what they are all about.
David talks about how he uses character strengths to help individuals do the same.
Then they compare their different approaches to understand the contrast between the way Jeff and David think based on “who” they are and use that to explain what careers have worked for them in the past and how they're very different. If you are curious about “who” you are, you'll want to listen.
Here is an article where Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, provides a solid list of strategies to improve the management of your brain and activate your executive functions. She also mentions medications and what I like to call "the Pill does not give you the skills." However it can put you on a level playing field so that you can use the strategies Caroline has identified.
By Stephanie Booth
Originally posted on WebMD
This is an important article to read so you can be ready for the ignorance that usually accompanies negative words about undiagnosed ADHD behavior. They simply don't understand and need to be educated by well-trained ADHD coaches. Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, has some wonderful suggestions for specific language you can use to diffuse the condescending negative remarks made by those who think they know ADHD.
How to respond to others who express genuine concern, sarcastic comments or judgmental words.
Originally published in U.S. News and World Report
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds, Contributor | Sept. 13, 2017
Originally published in Attention Magazine
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, MEd
Leader of Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families programDownload Article
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC ADD Coach Academy
Originally posted on The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders
This is the first in a series of two blog posts discussing and reviewing
Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed