ADHD and Procrastination: What’s the connection?
ADHD and Procrastination: What's the connection? We all procrastinate to varying degrees however in ADHD this can become a huge barrier to career development as well as psychological health and wellbeing1. Although procrastination is not acknowledged as an ADHD symptom, from our experiences as executive function coaches we have found it to be a [...]
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The benefits of group coaching.
The benefits of group coachingFind your tribe When we connect with a group of people with similar values and beliefs, a group of people who want to see us succeed then amazing things can happen. They can become your tribe. Belonging to part of a group means you have access to different viewpoints and approaches [...]
How executive function coaching has helped me manage my ADHD.
How executive function coaching has helped me manage my ADHD. Ludo, now aged 17, started out with an executive function skills coach when he was 14. He has recently come and completed an internship with The Connections in Mind Foundation because he's exploring studying Developmental Psychology at university. He has been reflecting during this placement [...]
How to overcome your executive function challenges.
How to overcome your executive function challenges. Psychological research tells us that it is never too late for adults to improve their executive function skills1. These mental skills develop from infancy across the lifespan and peak during our mid 20s2. Although there is age-related decline when it comes to cognitive functioning3, these skills and the [...]
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Using executive functions to navigate the back to school transition.
Using executive functions to navigate the back to school transition This September brings an uncertain time for many children who struggle with executive functioning. Under normal circumstances, we would expect a level of underlying anxiety about facing a new school year, but given some of them have been out of the typical school routine for [...]
Promoting your child’s executive functions for a successful summer
Promoting your child’s executive functioning is the key to a successful summer Congratulations for making it through the most restrictive part of lockdown and for becoming a fully-fledged master of the homeschool-work-homelife juggle. The last few months have been extremely challenging for parents and we anticipate that the summer holidays will be a much-needed break [...]
The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen
The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen Being a parent to a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, personalities, creativity and the drive of their hyperfocus which can be a powerful advantage if channelled in an effective way. However, as [...]
Cultural differences in the early development of executive functions.
Cultural differences in the early development of executive functions. Our children are living in diverse and ever-changing cultural societies with different educational systems, social systems and values. But what effect do these cultural differences have on the early development of our executive functions? And even, do some of our executive functions develop differently because of [...]
Adopting a growth mindset is key to your success and happiness.
Adopting a growth mindset is key to your success and happiness. By Rebecca Tyler, Connections in Mind Do you often try new things and push yourself outside your comfort zone? Or are you the type of person who sticks to what they know? The answer to this question can reveal whether you have a fixed mindset [...]
Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD
Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD. By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind Parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, sense of humour, creativity and enthusiasm for life is unparalleled. However, it can also be extremely challenging and frustrating at times, both [...]