ADHD at Age 7: Your Child Can Learn from Lucy

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – December 5, 2022

It’s a high-wire act without a net when you talk to children, because you never know what will come out of their mouths, and particularly so with ADHD kids. Or is it that ADHD kids have such great insight? That’s the case with Lucy, a seven-year-old, who is very interesting and articulate about sharing her ADHD insights, experiences, and strategies. Continue reading “ADHD at Age 7: Your Child Can Learn from Lucy”

ADHD: Thinking and Mental Effort

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – November 7, 2022

As we learn more and more about attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), we find it’s more an issue of self-regulation rather than a deficit of attention. And our podcast, Attention Talk Radio, has highlighted the role working memory plays in ADD/ADHD. With effortful thinking, the idea is to put a spotlight on understanding that it’s not always a problem of focusing, because, often, focusing on making the thinking part easier will make it easier to self-regulate. Continue reading “ADHD: Thinking and Mental Effort”

Are My ADHD Stimulant Medications Addictive?

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – September 12, 2022

As an ADHD coach, I am asked almost daily whether ADHD stimulant medications are addictive, but the answer is vague, and I’m not so sure we have all the information. Yet, we do need to understand the pros and cons about ADHD treatment with medications.

While I don’t consider stimulants to be addictive if they are used properly, they are potentially addictive if used improperly, and that’s why they need to be monitored and are available only with a prescription. When carefully managed by a physician, I believe the medications are safe and likely will not cause a physical dependence. Continue reading “Are My ADHD Stimulant Medications Addictive?”

ADHD and Hoarding

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – August 15, 2022

What is hoarding? TV shows have brought hoarding into the public so that people now know about it, but what is the difference between clutter and hoarding? Is there a connection between hoarding and ADHD?

First, it’s important to note that there is no direct relationship between ADHD and hoarding, but the disorganization in ADHD can easily ramp up after a trauma that could then move into hoarding. Continue reading “ADHD and Hoarding”

ADHD: Done the Research but Haven’t Found What Works?

Got ADHD? Are you a research junkie? Have you searched hundreds of websites and still not found solutions that work for you?  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) has a candid conversation with ADDiva Linda Roggli (www.addiva.net). They talk about the phenomenon of those with ADHD spending hours looking for solutions but still struggle. If this speaks to you, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by Jeff Copper, attention and ADHD coach, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.

The Go-To ADHD Emotional Strategy: Escape

Got ADHD? Struggle with focus, implementing strategies, and following up? Have you ever pondered the role emotions play in ADHD? Not the tears or anger but the emotional “dodge” or the illusion you create that you are doing something to move forward when all you are doing is moving on? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with ADHD coaches Riley Karbon and Griffin Rouse (www.centerforlivingwellwithadhd.org) on the role of emotions in ADHD that are invisible to most, even to many ADHD coaches.  If you have ADHD, are curious, or want to learn more about the subtleties of emotions, this is the show for you.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by Jeff Copper, attention and ADHD coach, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.

ADHD and Neurotypical Gratitude Day

Let’s face it. ADHD is no picnic for those with ADHD and those who are neurotypical. But even as challenging as it is, there are many neurotypicals who are doing the best they can to help those with ADHD in their struggle. Most of them have good intentions although their execution is not always the best. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) on the topic of “Neurotypical Gratitude Day,” around the nature of ADHD challenges, how they manifest in the real world, and the need for everyone to work together with empathy and gratitude to benefit everyone. If you’ve got ADHD, this is a show that can help your attitude.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.

10 Things You Are Doing Every Day That Make Your ADHD Worse

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – June 20, 2022

The key to ADHD is to keep your machine (your physical brain) and your mind (your thoughtful, mindful brain) running efficiently and in harmony to achieve your mission. With so much information out there about what to do to help your ADHD, are you aware of things you do every day that might be getting in the way, disrupting the mind and the brain from working in harmony? Continue reading “10 Things You Are Doing Every Day That Make Your ADHD Worse”

Owning ADHD: A Lived Experience

What’s the difference between knowing a lot about ADHD and owning it? It sounds so simple, but it’s transformational. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADHD coach Susan McGinnis (www.adhdimpactcoaching.com) around her lived experience. Susan explains her emotional responses to ADHD throughout her life and the transformational experience that helps her identify her ADHD and own it. Also, Jeff and Susan have a conversation around the role executive function plays in this transformational process. If you have ADHD and struggle, this a show you won’t want to miss.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to www.digcoaching.com.