Please Stop Making Managing ADHD Sound So Simple

I’ve got dyslexia. What does that mean? In simple terms, when I look at a “b,” my mind retrieves a “d”. When I look at a word like “through,” my mind retrieves “threw.” Do you have any idea how hard it is to read, much less to comprehend when you are retrieving the wrong words and trying to make sense out of a sentence? It’s frustrating!

Know what else is frustrating? Having the world preach to you about how much fun reading is and how I should really like it. No! I don’t like it! It’s agonizing work. I hate it.
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ADHD: Problems, Gratitude, and Thanksgiving

Years ago, I interviewed a gentleman who was explaining to me the theories behind Japanese psychology.

One of the things he said was that the Japanese practice gratitude. He explained that problems abound. The thing about a problem is it must be dealt with right then. For example, if you have a flat tire, that’s a problem, but you have to deal with it in that moment. In contrast, if there’s something you do that is successful or goes right, you don’t have to celebrate it in that moment.

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ADHD: Basic Level of Truth

Attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper has found that there are certain basic truths that those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often don’t acknowledge that result in them paying attention to the wrong thing and anchoring them in “stud.” In this video Jeff shares a few and talks about how acknowledging them is a powerful step in moving forward.

ADHD and Observations: Basic Truths

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be very confusing and even more confusing if you’re attending to the wrong things. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks about basic observations and simple truths with ADHD parent coach Caroline Maguire ( In their discussion, they illuminate things observed that most others miss and obstruct progress of the ADHD crowd. If you realize that what you’re attending to isn’t impacting your ADHD struggles, listen to this interview.

ADHD: Application of Knowledge Is the Hard Part

Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder know what to do. Their challenge is doing what they know to do. In this episode of Attention Talk Video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper illustrates the difference between knowledge and activation, knowing what to do and executing it, and pinpoints a few of the issues associated with activating, as well as the mindset to move forward. If you want to gain insight around ADHD and activation, watch this short video.

ADHD Kids: Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks

You love your ADHD kids. You know they learn best from experience, but learning experiences can be painful, so you shield them from their natural consequences. Does that really help them? What is the value to your child if you put off the learning? The older they get, the higher the stakes get. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, guest host Caroline Maguire ( and ADHD parenting expert Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( discuss the parent’s dilemma: How many more years do you want to shield your ADHD child from the realities of life? How can you teach them to fail forward and learn from their consequences without feeling like you’re waiting for a train wreck? If you are a loving parent of an ADHD child, listen to this insightful interview.

ADHD Mindset Tip: Motivation

Got attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? What is your mindset around motivation? In this video ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( builds on his earlier video, “ADHD Mindset: Setting up Your Mind to Think“ (, sharing the power of using a different mindset to witness the obvious. In this video Jeff uses specific examples explaining motivation and illuminates the path to manage it using specific examples to empower you to learn to problem-solve.

ADHD: Biology, Mindset, and Problem-Solving

ADHD is a challenge with lots of issues. The trick is how to problem-solve. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( interviews Laura MacNiven ( They have a conversation around ADHD and break it down into a few simple components, physics, biology, behavior, and mindset. They discuss the formula needed to find obvious solutions that can’t be explained based on how they appear. If you are struggling with ADHD problems and want insight on how to solve them, then you won’t want to miss this show.

ADHD Zombie – Stimulant Medications

The word “zombie” seems to be used as an adjective around how some feel when they talk about ADHD stimulant medications. In this episode we interview Dr. Charles Parker ( to understand what the phenomena is all about and to see if something can be done about it.