At the end of March 2012, I did a webinar training for ADD Resources.org, called “ADHD Medication Update”.
I’m sharing the video here, and it’s broken into 4 different video segments:
1) Introduction – this is the introduction, and let’s you know what I’ll cover during the training.
When adults with ADD/ADHD get into long term relationships or get married, certain things can happen (because of the ADD/ADHD). There is a pattern of behavior and interaction that can develop which can undermine the relationship.
As a parent of a child or teen with ADD/ADHD, you’re likely always looking for parenting strategies that work. If you’re like many parents that I work with, you find some that work, and then after a while, your child (gotta love ‘em ) goes and changes, and then you feel like you’re back to the drawing board.
A recent article in the New York Times entitled: “Ritalin Gone Wrong” was very critical of the current treatment for ADD/ADHD. There are significant problems with the arguments forwarded in the article. I was interviewed on the News about this issue, on Thursday February 2nd, 2012. Here’s the video. I will write a more detailed response on this blog for your shortly.
Kids and teens with ADD/ADHD often have what we can call: “Gremlins”. These can also be called: ANTS = Automatic Negative Thoughts.
Everybody gets these, but automatic negative thoughts can be particularly difficult and damaging to kids and teens with ADHD.
The Holidays can be a very stressful time for everyone – but it’s especially difficult for Adults with ADD/ADHD.
There are so many details to take care of, including:
Does your ADD or ADHD child procrastinate a lot? If you’re like most parents, the answer is yes. And it likely leads to frustration, hassles, and maybe even battles.
And most parents are thinking: ” This whole thing could have been avoided, if my son (or daughter) didn’t leave this till the last minute!”
Clutter is a universal problem for adults with ADD/ADHD. When there’s trouble dealing with the boring need to clean up little things, piles begin to build up.
Paperwork is often a big issue, as well as impulsively buying something that seemed great at the time, and now is just filling up more space.
This is a humorous video from Youtube about ‘Age Activated ADHD’. Although this is a funny ‘sketch’, it describes what many people with ADD/ADHD feel like when they go about their day.
Watching it can help parents of kids/teens with ADD/ADHD, and spouses of adults with ADD/ADHD understand what is really going on for people who have this condition.