High School and ADHD weren’t made for each other. BUT!

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Adjustments can be made to improve the fit between the two so it’s less like walking through quicksand and more like an unpaved road.

Even I have a hard time imagining a fit so precise that a student with ADHD feels zero friction between their desire to learn in that setting and the system’s ability to fully meet that child where she’s at.

The system is simply not able or willing to be flexible enough. At this time that is.

But let’s not shake our finger at the system when it’s less than perfect. We must continuously strive for better, as a parent, educator and student.

Better strategies, better understanding, better communication and most important is to flush out the crappy thinking that stops you dead in your tracks before taking any action.

Each member of the student’s team is likely experiencing some degree of overwhelm over the level and amount of responsibility placed upon them for a successful school year.

As a parent, an educator and student. You make natural allies in this process because you each want similar things.
We’re all in this together and together is how we’ll succeed.

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Thoughts on setting boundaries and sticking to them

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Getting things done when you don’t know how long it’ll take

Listen to this post … One of the challenges with time blindness is when you have a long to do list. It can be anxiety inducing because estimating how long it’ll take you is a shot in the dark. I don’t feel time passing unless I have a clock or clouds to watch, something that tells

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Nipping IMPULSIVITY in the bud!

Listen to this post … Not thinking before blurting out an embarrassing comment. Doing things that upset others as a matter of habit, only to regret them later. The seeming inability to learn from any of this is a hallmark of ADHD. I used to get in so much trouble because of this. The reason for impulsivity

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When a neurodivergent person seems controlling, they may just feel unsafe

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Movement can be help you work through your emotions

Listen to this post … One of the best reasons to include movement breaks into your schedule is because movement plays an important role in relieving stress. Feeling trapped is a hallmark of a traumatic experience or an anxiety attack. Feeling like you can’t fight or flee. An example might be a child who is having severe

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