Imagine being misunderstood for your whole life, only popular when you’re silly, totally disenfranchised with school, out of work, you find drinking to excess, or taking illegal drugs make you feel ‘normal’ and you find you can do “normal things.” You are now starting to figure out why so many people with ADHD are in prison.
A number of single nutrients have been tried to treat ADHD but apart from the omega 3 fatty acids, this approach has been largely unsuccessful. Research that combines minerals and vitamins at higher doses has been shown to be more powerful at managing ADHD symptoms in the long term than any single nutrients alone.
Children and adults impacted by attention, executive function, and related learning challenges are better able than ever before to see their differences in a hopeful new light.
ADHD negatively impacts numerous domains of health, wellness, and adverse medical conditions, and general life expectancy. These risks are likely to be reduced or mitigated by early and sustained interventions including medications and evidence-based psychosocial treatments.
Kids with ADHD benefit from direct tools and regular connection to improve their executive functioning skills. Parent training gives parents the techniques, strategies and confidence to empower their children and teens for success at home and school.
What kids with ADHD need most is a parent who understands the way their brain works and accepts for their complexity, and believes in their strengths and possibilities.
Parents with ADHD are likely to carry a high load of ADHD-related variants in their genes, and they are more likely than parents without ADHD to pass some of them on to their children.
ADHD Coaches are specifically trained to work with clients who have ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms. They help their clients create systems and strategies to manage practical aspects of life.
Recognition of attention problems as a disability allows us to make specific and evidence based accommodations specific to that child’s impairments. All accommodations are “fair” when they give a child the opportunity to show what they have been able to learn.
Having under-managed ADHD in your relationship means angry interactions are likely. But once you understand ADHD better, you can find the love you thought you had lost.