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Funny Because It’s True. True Because You Have ADHD.

1 of 16<p>When They Do Not Get You<p>If family and friends don’t get your ADHD and are always asking, “Why in the world did you do that?,” don’t get angry, …

How To Manage ADHD Without Drugs

According to recent data from the CDC, almost 13% of men and 5% of women will have clinically significant ADHD at some point in their lives (i.e., …

Cognition

5 Ways to Use Fewer Words for Stronger Communication

Pretend that each word you write in business communications costs you $100.<p>If your emails are too long, they likely won't be read at all. In fact, President Lincoln's powerful Gettysburg Address was only 272 words. Less is more.<p>Steve Jobs was the quintessential communicator and entrepreneur. He …

Gettysburg Address

7 Tips for Being a Highly Effective Listener

Follow these seven tips to be a highly effective listener.<p>How many times have you thought to yourself "He just doesn't get it" or "I don't feel my supervisor understands me," or "She talks too much"? With all these, effective listening could actually make a huge difference. Whether it's a partner, …

Self-help

ADHD needs a positive attitude

SUPPORT NEEDED: Mother, former teacher and researcher Deb Robertson says the education system needs to change to support children with ADHD. Picture: …

Education Policy

Uncomfortable Truths About the ADHD Nervous System

What I have come to understand — something that people with ADHD know from an early age — is that, if you have an ADHD nervous system, you might as …

5 Lessons My Child’s ADHD Taught Me

<b>By Gail Belsky</b><p>When I found out my son had ADHD, I learned as much about the condition as possible. I read books and articles and asked endless questions of the professionals who were suddenly part of our lives—the neurologist, therapist, special education teacher, case manager and tutor. I got a …

Special Education

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

7 Smart Reasons You Should Talk Less and Listen More | Inc.com

How much talking do you do on an average day, and how much listening? I mean real listening, where you focus on what the other person is saying and take it in, instead of planning the brilliant thing you'll say the moment the other person finishes speaking?<p>If you're like most of us, the answer is: …

Speak Your Mind

Are You Listening? Tips For Introverts And Extroverts - Career Intelligence

Tips to improve your communication skills<p>No matter where you are, or where you want to be, you need good communication skills to succeed. Don’t worry …

Communication Skills

10 Skills That Are Hard to Learn But Pay Off Forever

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the …

Self-improvement

“Is ADHD Real?” How to Respond to Doubters with Tact and Facts

1 of 13<p>Explaining ADHD (Again)<p>You've told them once. You've told them a thousand times. Your child has ADHD, and they just don't get it, or don't …

Vincent Van Gogh

[Quiz] Can You Distinguish Between ADHD and Learning Disabilities?

Symptom Tests<p>[Quiz] Can You Distinguish Between ADHD and Learning Disabilities?<p>Wondering whether your child’s difficulties stem from ADHD or learning …

How Caregivers Can Practice “Listening With Intention”

Many people do not take the time to listen carefully to one another, and for this reason, hurt feelings and misunderstandings abound. Caregivers can …

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …

Self-help

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense …