"My child is so immature." I hear it a lot from parents in my Coaching Discovery Sessions. It often comes at the end of their list of reasons for coming to coaching. "He is unorganized, she misses or forgets assignments, he doesn't complete tasks, and MY CHILD IS SO IMMATURE! Well, yes. Your ADHD child… Continue reading My (ADHD) Child is so Immature!!!
"Sounds like looking at your watch is actually making you late," my therapist said. I was dumbstruck. Was she actually suggesting that the device responsible for keeping me on time was really at the root of making me late? I would like to say I received this question in the spirit of the curiosity with which it was intended. I did not. Instead, I questioned my therapist's qualifications and state of mind.
Transitioning from a focus-sucking activity to start another (like doing a chore or coming to dinner) is tremendously difficult for a child with ADHD. Allowing your child adequate time to make that transition will often result in a better connection with your child. It will also result in fewer incidences of emotional responses like crying, tantrums, or eye-rolling.
If you have ADHD, you don't have to live a life of chaos!