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Have you noticed that some people seem to be born organized?
I had a friend like that in high school. Lisa’s homework and school books were neatly labelled and colour coded.
As soon as she was assigned homework, she had a system to document it.
Even though I wish it weren’t true, ADHD is a condition that carries a certain stigma.
The good news is that the stigma is slowly shrinking thanks to research and an increased understanding about the condition.
“I have a lot of books on my bookcase, the problem is I stop halfway through and never finish them”
Does this sound familiar?
Don’t worry, it is not just you! I have been hearing those words every week for the last 12 years since I became an ADHD coach.
When you have ADHD, being productive has a positive ripple effect on all the areas in your life.
When you are getting things done and making progress with your important tasks and projects…
Do you ever wonder if it’s possible to get things done when you have ADHD?
Perhaps your to-do’s feel never ending, or there never seems to be enough time.
Classic ADHD traits often stop you from taking action.
A black Brooklyn couple sit in their car waiting to hear what New York City’s elite Dalton School has to say about their son now. The dad wonders: “The question is, what is it about Idris that makes him disruptive?”
ADHD and homework mix about as well as oil and water. In fact, homework time is often the most stressful part of the day for kids with ADHD and their parents. The biggest challenge is typically the extreme amount of time it takes kids with ADHD to get their homework completed. It’s not uncommon for it to take kids with ADHD hours to complete their homework every night, even when it’s only taking other kids in the class about 30 minutes to finish the same assignments.
“My kid seems to crave carbs all the time! Is this because of their ADHD?” I get this question all the time from parents who have a child with ADHD. While it may not be obvious to think that problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity could be related to food cravings, there is a connection.