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10 things I want my children with ADHD to know

Mar 22, 2022

I was thinking about what the most important things are that I want my kids to know as they navigate through life with ADHD. We get so caught up in just surviving each day that I loved the idea of sitting down and writing a list of the things I want them to learn from my experiences.

I have 3 boys with ADHD and I spent some time last weekend thinking about what I want them to learn from me.  Not as an ADHD coach but as their mum.  What advice would I give them or what are 10 things that I would like them to know.

Here they are:

1. Friends

I know making and keeping friends can be...

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Looking after yourself series #2 (Stress)

Jul 13, 2021
 

What can we do when we can't take away the stress?

In our second 5 minute video of our Looking after yourself series, the wonderful Jules will talk about this important topic and how we can manage stresses.

We hope you are loving these brilliant and helpful videos!

Look out for our third and final video from Jules on Chronic Fatigue, it will be on it's way to you soon.

To find out more about what Jules does please see below:

https://www.julesgalloway.com/

https://www.julesgalloway.com/podcast

 

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Tools for Teachers

Oct 20, 2020

There is no doubt, teachers are magical humans.  Their job is one of the hardest, most important jobs in the whole world. 

One amazing teacher has the ability to change a student's life.  They impact how a student feels about learning.  When a child thinks their teacher likes or gets them, they try harder.

When my husband was in primary school, not much was widely known about ADHD.  He was very disruptive and sometimes aggressive in the classroom - there were not many strategies then about handling ADHD kids. 

The Principal saw something in Anthony.  He...

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The wonderful art of saying NO more often...

Aug 26, 2019
How are you at saying no? 
 
This is something most women are sooooo bad at! It is a fine art. I used to be a chronic yes person. Learning to say no is one of the best things you can learn. 
 
You see as a parent of a child with special needs our lives run with a level of intensity that is higher than others. It can be faster, more extreme.  We need to protect ourselves and a key tool to this is to become one with the word NO.
 
Yet so many of us continue to say yes to commitments when our hearts and mind scream no! We overcommit ourselves and fill up our...
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Self care tips for parents of children with behavioural challenges

Jul 21, 2019

We all know we need to look after ourselves... but life happens and we are looking after children that have special needs and behavioural challenges - somehow every week something seems to come up and our needs fall to the end of a very long to do list.

But the truth of the matter is, we are a seriously high burn out risk. 

Over the years I have come to realise that I was waiting for someone to swoop in and take care of me.  I didn't put myself first, everyone else's needs came first.  Sadly, if we don't look after ourselves, we wont have anything left in the tank to assist...

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