ADHD Tip: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – June 10, 2024

Are you a parent looking for effective strategies to improve communication with your ADHD child? In an interview with Elaine Taylor-Klaus (https://impactparents.com), we discussed simple and fun approaches to keep the lines of communication open without resorting to constant instructions. These methods focus on creating a positive and engaging environment for your children, allowing them to express themselves freely while fostering a stronger bond. Continue reading “ADHD Tip: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”

ADHD: Are Teenagers Coachable?

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – May 13, 2024

Jodi Sleeper-TriplettStudents, whether they’re teenagers, adolescents, or young adults in college, need to have their own goals, their own reasons to succeed, which really leads to whether they are motivated. Sometimes this means they need professional help, and coaching is an effective means to help them move forward because research is showing that coaching has a positive impact. However, there is a caveat. Are they coachable? Meaning, are they ready for coaching? That’s a very important question, because the answer apparently is, no, they are not all ready for coaching. Continue reading “ADHD: Are Teenagers Coachable?”

ADHD and the Law

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – March 4, 2024

It might be surprising to learn that kids with ADHD are twice as likely to land in police custody at some point. In fact, as we learn more about behavior in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it’s an easy jump to say that many of the kids in the criminal justice system should have been in the mental health system instead.

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ADHD: What Does and Does Not Work

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – January 8, 2024

As an ADHD and attention coach, I’m often asked what works for those with ADHD. So, I want to dive into that, but I also want to explore what doesn’t work. First, it’s essential to understand that everyone’s experience with ADHD is unique, so what works for one person may not work for another. But in general, the key to success is finding strategies that support the individual’s strengths and challenges.

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ADHD Solutions: Body Doubles Can Help

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – December 4, 2023

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If you have ADHD, do you have trouble getting started? Sometimes that looks like procrastination or a lack of motivation. Have you considered a body double? Most of us think of body doubles in terms of stand-ins or stunt actors in movies or on television. I think it’s an valuable concept as a strategy to help those with ADHD. Continue reading “ADHD Solutions: Body Doubles Can Help”

ADHD: Get Ready to Get Ready to Go

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – November 6, 2023

Get ready to get ready to go? How can that concept help manage time for those with ADHD? How can it help them manage transitions? First, we need to understand the concept.

Get ready to get ready to go is a concept that many ADHD coaches use to help their clients. Those with ADHD tend to wait until the very last minute and then they race around, gathering things they need to take with them… keys, shoes, papers, lunch, whatever. The problem with this is that there’s no transition time spent in preparing to go. Continue reading “ADHD: Get Ready to Get Ready to Go”

Why ADHD Tips and Solutions Don’t Work

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – August 28, 2023

ADHD is an issue of self-regulation. As an ADHD and attention coach, I know that many of the tips, tricks, and strategies on the Web don’t typically work for those with ADHD. Often, these tips tell you there is a logic behind using a weakness to overcome a weakness, but this sets you up for failure. And that’s why good ideas or good solutions don’t work in the world of ADHD.

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How to Study with ADHD

By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – July 31, 2023

Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder typically procrastinate when something is unclear. Are you clear on your specific, methodical process of studying? As an ADHD and attention coach, I find that the more you understand your process with specificity, the higher the probability you will study and be successful.

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