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What is ADHD Parent Coaching?

You’ve probably heard of coaching – it seems every business owner has a coach, every sportsman has a coach, every aspiring entrepreneur has a coach. But what is ADHD parent coaching, and how can it benefit you? I don’t know about you, but when my ADHD son was younger I found it incredibly difficult to talk […]

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Cerebra Conference Review part 2: Children’s Rights

Last week I wrote the first part of a review of the Cerebra annual conference, held in London in October 2014. By far the best speaker at the event was Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England. The role of the Children’s Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of children in England, and […]

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Cerebra Conference Review Part 1: Parents’ experiences of accessing services for challenging behaviour needs

Cerebra is an incredible charity that improves the lives of children with brain-related conditions, and their families, through research, education and support, and I was delighted to be invited to speak at their annual conference  in London last week. The conference was titled ‘Problem solving’: accessing decent services and support for children with complex needs and […]

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Time Management for ADHD Kids

Time management and organization is a struggle for many children with ADHD, as the deficit in working memory in particular can affect their understanding of how to sequence, organize, and prioritize. Setting up and maintaining routines can be quite difficult for them. So how can you help your ADHD child understand clocks and calendars and […]

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How to Explain ADHD to Your Child

How do you tell your child they have ADHD? Should you even let them know? It’s a tough question, and one that doesn’t really have a right or wrong answer. Some parents like to be really open with their kids, whereas others don’t like the idea that their child will feel different or “special”. However, […]

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Exciting news for the founder of ADHD Kids

I got the shock of my life last week when I was announced as a semi finalist in the Nat West Venus Awards Oxfordshire “Inspirational Woman” category, sponsored by Jennings. I’d gone along to the event to film a one-minute video as I’d been selected as a quarter finalist in the Business Mother category – […]

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Review: ADD Crusher

If you’re looking for some strategies to help you overcome your own ADHD challenges – or you’re a parent looking for some tips to help your ADDolescent child – you might want to give the ADD Crusher tools a look. Devised by entrepreneur and ADDer Alan Brown, ADD Crusher  is a series of videos that […]

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The Seven Types of ADHD?

One of the difficulties in diagnosing ADHD is that it can present in so many different ways, and that can lead to people not recognising when a child or adult has the disorder. The diagnostic literature defines three types of ADHD: impulsive/hyperactive, where someone is “driven by a motor” and acts without thinking; inattentive, dreamy, […]

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A Big Boost for the ADHD Inspiration Day

Thanks to the amazing generosity of a group of lovely ladies from the Swindon Athena women’s networking group, I’m delighted to be able to give away a limited number of fully funded tickets for the ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon in October. My aim has always been to enable as many people as possible to […]

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What links Coronation Street, Bella … and me?

If you’re a soap fan, you may be aware that Coronation Street is currently featuring ADHD in one of its story lines. I’m not a big fan of the programme but I understand that one of the characters, Kylie, has been worried about her son Max’s behaviour recently, and after seeing her doctor he has […]

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