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The Ten Commandments of Parents of ADHD Kids

I came across this on the internet, originally as “Ten Commandments of Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum” by Mari Nosal. I thought it was excellent and after a little tweaking I used it as my closing speech at the Swindon ADHD Inspiration Day in October 2014. I then used it again with a couple more tweaks […]

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Talking about the Challenges of ADHD with Kat Orman on BBC Oxford

On Monday 2nd March I was delighted to be invited onto Kat Orman’s new morning show on BBC Oxford on to speak about the challenges of ADHD. It was a great experience, and Kat asked me some quite challenging questions about what it’s been like raising a child with ADHD. You can listen to the interview […]

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Talking about ADHD on BBC Wiltshire

On Sunday 1st February I was invited into the BBC Wiltshire studios to be on their Sunday morning breakfast show, hosted by the lovely Graham Rogers. Despite not being a morning person it was a lovely chance to catch up with Graham, who I last spoke to before the first ADHD Inspiration Day, and to talk […]

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Tips for reducing your child’s stress … and your own

Today is Stress Awareness Day   and as someone caring for a child with ADHD, stress is something you’ll know all about! So this week I wanted to give you three simple tips that can reduce your child’s stress levels … and help you keep calm too. Offer controlled choices For ADHD kids, their world is a […]

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Accessing Services: The View from the Parent

You may recall that I mentioned attending the Cerebra annual conference and being invited to give the parents’ perspective of accessing services for children with complex needs and challenging behaviour. They’ve just sent me the video of my presentation, which you can see below. And if video is not your thing, or you’d rather read what […]

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“The Boy From Hell” on the Radio

When my book first came out back in March 2013 I was invited onto a couple of local radio stations to do an interview. It wasn’t me they were really interested in though – it was the star of the book, the “boy from hell” himself …. my son Daniel! Daniel proved himself to be […]

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BBC Wiltshire Interview, 25th October 2014

Prior to the ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon I was interviewed by Graham Rogers for the BBC Wiltshire Saturday breakfast show.   (OK I’ll admit it – we actually prerecorded the interview a couple of days earlier! I’d have been far too busy to actually stop to do an interview on the day!

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ADHD Inspiration Day, Swindon – a big success!

The first ever ADHD Inspiration Day took place in Swindon on Saturday 25th October 2014 – and it was a massive success! Over 60 parents, carers and teaching staff came along for the day and heard from expert speakers in a number of areas.  My aim was to inspire and empower parents to better support their ADHD […]

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ADHD and Neurofeedback in the News

One of the speakers at my ADHD Inspiration Day on Saturday is Stuart Black of BrainTrain UK. Stuart specialises in neurofeedback, an ADHD therapy that is very popular in America, and is just starting to make an impression in the UK. Neurofeedback works on the theory that ADHD is the result of the brain “de-regulating” – in […]

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