How to Respond When a Student Stops Using Their Planner

Eep! Have you stopped using your planner? Or do you know a student who did?Recently one of my 9th grade clients went cold turkey. Ugh. I’d thought we were rockin’ and a rollin’ with how to use her paper planner, and then as soon as second semester...

How to Restore Your Fatigued Attention (Part 2 of 4)

Last week I shared a story about a client with ADHD who is exhausted when she gets home from school. This story prompted me to do a little research. I gave her the advice to take a walk in nature, but was that the right advice? What else do experts recommend to help...

When Your Brain Feels Like Mush (Part 1 of 4)

Does your brain ever feel like mush after a long day at school (or work)? Does this mushiness make it hard to focus on homework? A client of mine with ADHD recently bemoaned how exhausted she is after a long day at school. All the effort and pushing it takes to force...

What Pedicures and Productivity Have in Common

I don’t know about you, but I have a *devil* of a time following through on certain hard and unpleasant tasks. Actually… that’s a lie. I DO know about you. Almost everyone I’ve ever talked to — student, parent, teacher, or other human...