Living Well with ADHD Blog

Chore-Splitting vs. Chore-Sharing

BY RILEY KARBON

One issue that often comes up when discussing combined relationships (one person has ADHD, the other does not) is household chores. Who does them, when, with what frequency and what’s the balance of labor between the two partners.

 


The First 5 and Last 5 Minutes

BY GRIFFIN ROUSE

If you have a child with ADHD, especially if you have a teenager, you have likely heard from them, “I didn’t know we had homework, or “I did not know we had a test that day, so I wasn’t prepared.” But how can it be possible to not be able to keep track of such obvious and important things? 

 


4 Techniques for Saying No to Self-Doubt

BY ROBIN NORDMEYER, PCAC

One offhand remark from someone you look up to or a reminder of a past failure can cause you to downward spiral all over again. You're focusing on failure. You're telling yourself every reason in the world why you should stop now. In short, you've just derailed yourself completely. It’s time to pause and pivot as you start by saying 'no' to self-doubt, using these simple techniques.

 


Getting to Yes

BY GRIFFIN ROUSE

ADHD children place a high value on transparency and understanding, and when they don’t have it, they fill in the blanks with negativity. From their perspective, they are trying to get you to say yes, but you are ready to tell them no. In order to combat this, you can shift the way you approach these conversations (thereby shifting the way your child approaches them).

 


7 Tips to Build on Our Self-Reliance Mindset

BY ROBIN NORDMEYER, PCAC

Just about everyone can benefit from building a self-reliant mindset. Think about it; all it means is that you rely on yourself more. You are more independent, and your success isn't tied to anyone else. Here are 7 tips to help develop more self-reliance and a 3-step action plan to get you going.

 


Support Your Child Through ADHD Meltdowns

BY GRIFFIN ROUSE

If you are the parent of an ADHD child, it's likely you’ve experienced a notorious ADHD meltdown. It’s important to know that meltdowns are rarely caused by a single event;  they are typically brought about by a slow and steady building of stress, tension, anxiety, isolation, or any number of other internalized negative emotions or experiences.

 


Positive Thinking in Tough Times

BY ROBIN NORDMEYER, PCAC & KATHERINE JAHNKE

Yes, these are some troubling days we are all going through. Turn on the news and you’ll get an earful of how bad things really are—not only in your community but around the world. Dive into social media and you can't help but be reminded of the difficulties that folks are enduring on an entire host of upsets, not just the virus. The real question is what does any of that do to empower any of us? 

 


Personal Growth in 2021

BY ROBIN NORDMEYER, PCAC

Personal growth and development are not just something you do because you want to feel better or be healthier. It is actually a way to take back control over your life and your decisions. Here are six ways that personal growth can help you feel more in control of your life and on track with the goals and changes you want to experience.