I did a teleclass last week for ADD Classes on ADD Teens: Making the Grade in School. I prepared for days; I knew what I wanted to say and how to say it, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it all in. As it turned out, I was a bit nervous, talked too fast, forgot some of the finer points I wanted to make, but did manage to get in most of what I wanted to say. I must say, I was much more “together” and polished when talking to myself than I was to all those people on the phone, but I guess in the long run, it went OK, especially for my first time.
One thing I realized, though, is that I have just been scratching the surface on this blog when I talk about AD/HD and possible solutions to problems you may be having. I also realized that, despite having a household with 5 ADDers present, I had it pretty easy when it came to raising my AD/HD kids. There are lots of you out there who have far more to cope with than I ever did.
I’ve mentioned before that this website and this blog are new business ventures for me; even the way I handle my coaching practice has changed. Although I have been coaching for years, up until a little over 6 months ago, I only took on local clients. Now that many of my neighbors are of the four footed, barnyard variety, I have had to readjust things.
This is good, in a way, because I am now able to work with clients who live far away. In the past, whenever I got a request from a parent out of my local area, I would try and find them a coach who worked with adolescents and teens and specialized in AD/HD. It was never easy, and I rarely found someone who fit the bill. It always frustrated me. That, of course, was something I did by choice, thinking it was the best way. Now I know that I can coach just as effectively over the phone as in person, and that makes me available to help more people.
That’s always been one of my big goals: to help as many people as possible. I think there must be a better way somehow, better than one person at a time. I’m not sure yet what that is, but I’m working on a few solutions, and I would love to hear suggestions.
The other thing that I’ve been thinking about goes back to what I said at the beginning: there are some really big issues that can come up in relation to Attention Deficit Disorder, and I need to do a better job of addressing them. I’m not sure how much is possible, but I’m going to give it some thought.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve created a really short survey for you, here. Thanks in advance for your help.