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ADHD, ADHD Parenting

The role of Estrogen in females with ADHD

I love getting the ADHD report in the mail. This month it was like reading my life story. For a bit of background if you are new to ADHD Done Differently. I live in a house bursting with ADHD. My 3 children have ADHD diagnosed and my husband and I are absolutely ADHD, but no… Continue reading The role of Estrogen in females with ADHD

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Why it’s ok to fail as a parent

I am failing as a mother. These words enter my head a lot. According to research, I am not alone. Research has found that parents of children with ADHD have significantly higher stress levels and feel less competent than their neurotypical peers. This is certainly true for the parents I know. This is certainly true… Continue reading Why it’s ok to fail as a parent

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Dear Mum with a child with ADHD. I see you.

Dear Mum with a child (or children) with ADHD, You are incredible. I don’t say this lightly. I, too, am a Mum of children with ADHD. I know what it is like to lock myself in my wardrobe because I could not hold myself together for one more second. I know what it is like… Continue reading Dear Mum with a child with ADHD. I see you.

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After the ADHD Diagnosis

Do you ever feel that your reaction to getting an ADHD diagnosis for your child or adolescent was “wrong?” You will be incredibly pleased to know that there is no right or wrong way to react to getting an ADHD diagnosis. Emotions are incredibly complex things. They can jump up, take over and surprise us… Continue reading After the ADHD Diagnosis

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How to use visuals for children & adolescents with ADHD

The SHORRR Fire way (c) to get ADHD Done Differently with visuals Have you been told that visuals are vital for children with ADHD, but no matter how many times you have tried them, they just “don’t work” for your child? Well, you are not alone. The use of visuals for children with ADHD can… Continue reading How to use visuals for children & adolescents with ADHD

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Transitioning children with ADHD back to school

FOUR TIPS on Getting ADHD Done Differently in school transitions! My children are incredibly excited to be heading back to school next week for a whole new school year. My son is commencing high school, my daughter is heading into year three, and my youngest daughter will be in year two. All three of my… Continue reading Transitioning children with ADHD back to school

ADHD, Christmas, Holidays

Top 5 tips for getting ADHD Done Differently in the Christmas Holidays!

I love the Christmas holidays! I always have, and I always will. I love lots of family time, decorations, lights, food, baking, parties, presents, wrapping paper, and magic. It is also an extraordinary time where, as a Christian, I can reflect on and celebrate the birth of Jesus. However, up until a couple of years… Continue reading Top 5 tips for getting ADHD Done Differently in the Christmas Holidays!

ADHD, Speech Pathology

What does a Speech Pathologist have to do with ADHD?

Did you know that a speech pathologist (or speech-language pathologist) can have a vital role in the ADHD team? I have been a speech pathologist for almost 20 years and have extensive experience working with children with and without ADHD. In my experience, people don’t know what a speech pathologist does. They usually equate a… Continue reading What does a Speech Pathologist have to do with ADHD?

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Punishment vs Discipline – Part 2

Positive Discipline In our last blog, we talked about the difference between punishment and discipline. If you haven’t already, I will encourage you to go back and read that blog first and start there. Why? Because the most successful discipline for inappropriate behaviour and poor choices comes from a place of respect and love. Discipline… Continue reading Punishment vs Discipline – Part 2

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Punishment vs Discipline – Part 1

Catch me making good choices Raising a child with ADHD is hard. There is no doubt about it. It is well documented that parents, particularly mothers, of children with ADHD live with considerably higher stress levels than parents with neurotypical children, and this stress level more than doubles with every child with ADHD within the… Continue reading Punishment vs Discipline – Part 1

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ADHD in Girls

When most people think of ADHD, they often think of the hyperactive boy being disruptive, naughty, and rude. What they do not picture is the girl who is sitting quietly doing her work at her desk. *Disclaimer: This blog contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you, however I will earn a small commission… Continue reading ADHD in Girls

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SEEK HELP

Content in this blog contains discussions of infertility, miscarriage, suicidal ideation, mental illness and mental health crisis, which some readers may find triggering. If you need support at any time, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Australia) at 1800-273-8255, reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741 741 or call Lifeline on… Continue reading SEEK HELP

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Reframing ADHD

I was listening to a podcast this week about how to raise children who know their purpose. It struck a chord with me and began ruminating about my three children: their talents, their dreams, their skills, and their personalities. My 11-year-old son is quick witted, extremely creative, musically talented, very insightful, popular, and extremely social.… Continue reading Reframing ADHD

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The Point of Performance for children with ADHD – Home Edition!

Do you feel like you tell your child with ADHD the same thing over and over but they never learn or remember? Are you facing the same battles day in and day out? Have you have tried everything you can think of to change their behaviour, but it seems, no matter how many times you… Continue reading The Point of Performance for children with ADHD – Home Edition!

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How to deal with non believers and unsolicited advice. Creating Team ADHD.

“Every kid these days ends up diagnosed with ADHD.” “It’s just made up to cover up bad parenting.” “Back in my day there was no ADHD. It was called, sit down, shut up and do your work or you will get a smack, not drugging them to make them listen.” I’m sure everyone who has… Continue reading How to deal with non believers and unsolicited advice. Creating Team ADHD.

ADHD, emotional dysregulation

Let’s Talk Feelings

I’ll never forget the day I first used emotion coaching with my son who has ADHD. He looked at me, burst into tears and came straight over for a cuddle. I was in disbelief. This was in stark contrast to the screaming, spitting, destructive child who had been present a few seconds before. Emotion coaching… Continue reading Let’s Talk Feelings

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Emotional dysregulation in children with ADHD

Part 1 – Why is my child so emotional? In my opinion, the most challenging aspect of living with and parenting a child with ADHD, isn’t the frustrating inattention and distractibility, the exhaustion of constant hyperactivity, or even the potentially dangerous impulsivity. Sure, these things are extremely difficult. However, for me, the hardest part of… Continue reading Emotional dysregulation in children with ADHD