Learning How To Learn

Executive Function Skills: Magical Unicorns of Success

Executive Functions Skills. They’re magical unicorns when we can figure out what they are and how they fit into our dynamic day-to-day life. But when we think of ways in which we can strengthen and improve EFs in our children, [...]

Gritty Entrepreneurs and ADHD Characteristics

Going “out on your own” requires passion, creativity, and risk-taking, characteristics commonly used to describe individuals who have ADHD. . In fact, as many as 40% of entrepreneurs report having ADHD or executive function difficulties that negatively impacted their school [...]

How to Practice Creativity to Unlock Your Potential

Welcome, parents and students, to the fascinating world of creativity! You may not have thought about creativity in a long time, but I'll tell you why you want to dust off this concept: in today's fast-paced, technology-driven society, creativity has [...]

How to Make Sense of Expectations for Your ADHDer

If you find yourself resonating with the statement, "I don't know if he's lazy, she's just stubborn, or if these things are actually difficult. We are all over the place. We've lost sight of what we should be expecting," rest [...]

The Journey of a Climber: Unleashing the Power Within

Imagine you are an avid mountain climber embarking on a treacherous expedition. Your ultimate goal is to conquer the summit, representing personal growth and accomplishment. Along this arduous journey, you encounter various elements that symbolize the relationship between good stress, [...]

Power Planning for ADHD

🥰 Know what I love MOST about this summer?!?!? Besides warmth, I heart the endless drip of high school kids in and out of our house. Before you think I'm "that amazing, relaxed mom," let me assure you, it's totally [...]

The Summer of MINDSET

Can we make this the summer of MINDSET? Oh my goodness, families, the more time I spend studying what makes us successful in every aspect of our lives….it’s…you guessed it. Mindset. I’m going to use the “show don’t tell” approach, [...]

How to Prioritize Time Using Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand

You may be surprised to know that not everything we do at Yellow Parachute is original to us. (Wink.)   Part of our passion is to take the best habits, proven successful over time, and bring them to our students, [...]

How to Coach “The Executives” in Your Brain Get What You Need

“Wait, so there are like, EXECUTIVES in my BRAIN?” Nothing like curiosity to inspire the development of new neural pathways! Analogies are a powerful way to teach, and we are grateful to @adhd_understood for lending us the vision of "a [...]

How to Conquer Your Lack of Motivation to Get Things Done

Tackling a to-do list when you lack motivation is not impossible. Read that again. Do you ever feel “a little bit sick” with overwhelm when you have too many things you don’t want to do on your plate? Like maybe [...]

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