Adhd

Kid, You’re Gonna Fail. A pep talk for all of us.

Turn that frown upside down! Fix your attitude! Stop crying! We do a lot to prompt our kids to feel better, and it makes sense: we don’t want our loved ones to hurt. But, could it be that when we try to “fix” what we think of as negative emotions, we make them more intense and long-lasting? This Pep Talk is for any kid who’s had a rough day, week, or school experience. It’s for parents and

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Winter of Wonder: The Magical Detective Trick to Stop Fighting with your Kids

Hey Tribe,

        To risk the cliché, this pandemic has got me reflecting on what really matters, and that line of thought has put some cognitive dissonance in my brain; it’s made space for two competing truths to consider at the same time. And, since I’m working on my own flexible thinking (a super important Executive Function for teachers and other humans), I’m almost enjoying the banter of paradoxical thinking.

       For example,

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BeeLine Reader: Make Reading On-Screen Easier for your Brain!

On today’s show, we interview the founder of BeeLine Reader, a piece of technology that is improving reading for people across the world! In fact, if you’ve tried the button on our blog, you’ve seen how it can color the text, empowering your brain to engage with deeper comprehension by reducing the cognitive load of reading.

As one student said, “I finally got through a whole paragraph without losing my focus!” And, “It makes the words stop moving

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The Paradox of Grades

Hey Tribe!

I gotta start with a cheesy and genuine thank you to our Tribe. I just love when you reach out and share your stories or how the podcast reached you at just the right time. It warms my heart and drives me to do even more for our community of neuro-diverse humans! This week I heard from a few families who are innovating their approaches to school, in part because distance learning is forcing them to,

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Dr. Kirsten Milliken shares why PLAY is good for your brain!

Tribe,

Take a break and have some fun with this week’s interview! Dr. Kirsten Milliken is the author of the book PlayDHD, which teaches us the science behind using PLAY to support our brains! She will explain, using science and experience, why fun is necessary, especially today, and how taking time to play can help you be more successful! She also talks about her awesome new project, WorldofADHD.com, which celebrates the art, lives, and creativity of people

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An interview: What’s it like to grow up with ADHD?

Tribe, 

I was honored to hear from a listener who wanted to share his story after making it through the school system as a kid with ADHD and ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder). Floyd shares what he found worked, what only worked a little, and how to frame your thinking about your own ADHD brain. His tips will resonate with you! (And, spoiler alert: He made it. He works and is going to school to become an advocate

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The ONLY safe assumption we can make right now

Hey Tribe,

I just presented to an awesome group of teachers (online for safety, of course) about our EF hacks! Our tribe is sure to grow this week, and we welcome anyone who wants to strategize the struggle with us! Thank you, Tribe, for your super kind words and great ideas this week. I’ve had a few of you reach out with such touching stories, and so many clients shared positive changes and breakthroughs. Other than picking up

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School from Home Prep: Dealing with Overwhelm

Hey Tribe,

Whew! This week’s show is inspired by this week’s experience for so many: overwhelm. Holy smokes has it been busy around here. Since school is starting for many of my coaching students and started at my own school two weeks ago, we’ve been hustling to stay on top of our to-do lists. The upside is that busy times often birth some of the best systems and strategies because they force us to focus and prioritize

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Brain Stealers: How to Boss Your Own Brain (save time and feel happier!)

Thank you for being part of this podcast! I love the emails and questions I’m getting from you! And, thank you so much for sharing this! It’s so cool to hear from new people who are joining our tribe and learning with us. We’re so much stronger together! A lot of people have reflected lately that the distractions of home have been an issue with learning and working from home. Truth be told, I’m struggling too. But,

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Improve Your Child’s Attention and Focus Now (yes, even during boredom)

Hey tribe,

You’re not going crazy. Staying at home is a big change for so many of us. We haven’t seen friends or family in weeks. We can’t go to the gym or get our hair cut. Even going to the grocery store feels like a visit to different land. Your brain has had years of practice to adjust to the normalcies of your day. Good times or bad, your brain has strategies to adapt. Your brain is

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