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Lessons on Inclusivity

Posted by on September 6, 2021 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (4542)

Children have bee...

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Acceptance is Key!

Posted by on June 2, 2021 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (25)


Today, some parents told me, at the end of a coaching session, that I have helped them learn to ACCEPT the ADHD diagnosis and work WITH it to help their child rather than against it.


That wasn't a goal at the beginning of our time together but it's one I'll take for the win! Today, we worked on the amazing strengths of a young lad with ADHD. One of which is his incredible knowledge of dinosaurs! I incorporated his strength into our session, today, and he was a...

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How was your day?

Posted by on April 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (2)

I remember asking my children, when picking them up from school, "How was your day?"  This was met with an eye roll and a sigh, 'Nothing!"  Then, I would begin a whole lecture on, 'how much they should have learnt,' 'who did they talk to?' 'what did they eat for lunch,' etc.

It took me a while to realise that if I wanted to get a different response I needed to ask in a different way.  

I think one of the best questions I asked was, 'What did ...

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Just say, 'NO!'

Posted by on January 18, 2021 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (141)

For as long as I can remember, I have been a people pleaser.  The word, 'NO', just wasn't in my vocabulary.

I often wonder if my propensity to please was because my mother was a giver.  A woman who wanted to help everyone and anyone.  If we had unexpected visitors she would welcome them with open arms.  A roast dinner for five was extended to eight or ten - irrespective of the amoun...
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Climbing Crisis Mountain with ADHD

Posted by on January 13, 2021 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (152)

Supporting your child at home can be a huge challenge, particularly if you are working from home as well as looking after other children. Today, I put Crisis Mountain to the test.


My son was doing some school work and couldn't answer some of the questions. (He was at the bottom of the mountain.)


I suggested he go online to his tutor, who was available in a chatroom, to discuss the problem. He didn't want to do any online chats - he was adamant.

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