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Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery ADHD Stress & Anxiety

Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame

As a recovering perfectionist, I am keenly aware of times when shame has clouded my perception, especially when I have felt critic...
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Coaching Your Conductor: The Learning Coach and Executive Function
Coaching Your Conductor: The Learning Coach and Executive Function
Parenting ADHD Executive Functioning Skills

Coaching Your Conductor: The Learning Coach and Executive Function

Imagine sitting in a concert hall. The crowd falls silent as the conductor takes her place on center stage and cues the orchestra....
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How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go
How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go
Learning How to Learn Parenting ADHD

How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go

As ever-adventurous neighborhood travelers, my daughter and I attempted a new shortcut to her friend’s house this weekend. We also...
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Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick
Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick
Math ADHD Learning How to Learn Executive Functioning Skills

Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick

When Jennifer Zick’s first child was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade, Jennifer was scared. “As first-time parents, the diagnosi...
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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Reading & Literacy Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Middle School Math Learning How to Learn Test Prep College Search Process High School Executive Functioning Skills Essays & Writing Elementary School ADHD

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our studen...
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Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
ADHD Personalized Learning

Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias

As an educator with a deep desire to help struggling students and their families, I used to imagine myself as a rescue worker para...
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How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism
How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism
Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn Parenting Executive Functioning Skills ADHD

How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism

I wear a lot of different hats: educator, CEO, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend. Sometimes I feel like I’m wearing all these...
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Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy
Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy
Teaching Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn ADHD Executive Functioning Skills

Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy

It’s not easy to recognize learning disabilities in our kids. To the untrained eye , disorders like ADD or ADHD might look like la...
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