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. Continue reading “ADHD: Application of Knowledge Is the Hard Part”

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.

Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks

In Super Bowl XXXVII, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive lineup took the field for the first time. Each player introduced himself on network TV by stating his name and the college that drafted him. When Simeon Rice’s turn came, he stated simply, “Simeon Rice, the School of Hard Knocks“! Get it? Football? Hard knocks? Well, I got the pun and a whole lot more! Here’s what I got…

College (or school of any kind) is mostly about transferring knowledge from one person to another. By reading a chemistry book or a football rule book, you can learn/gain knowledge about how something is supposed to work. But just because you have knowledge about “how” it works, doesn’t mean you can “make” it work. Continue reading “Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks”