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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 Make sure you have your FREE PDF Workbook to help you implement some of these strategies we talk about in this blog. Sign up to the ADHD Done Differently mailing list to receive it. In our last blog, we talked about the difference between punishment and discipline. If you haven’t already, I will… 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.

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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