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November 8, 2012


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Jeff and I are at the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Conference in San Francisco as this newsletter is being sent out. I can tell you in advance that we are going to be learning a lot, meeting people, and having FUN!  


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Recent Shows to Listen to in Our Archives


ADHD: Remembering to Remember & How to Remember 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:00 PM  

Remembering to do the right thing at the right time is a crucial skill, especially in the face of distractions, busy schedules, and competing priorities. Unfortunately, people with ADHD often struggle with turning their intentions reliably into actions. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Ari Tuckman about memory, more specifically prospective memory, which is the ability to remember to do something at a future time. 


ADHD & Fatigue--Is There a Link? A Discussion of New Research 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 8:00 PM  

In his work as a psychiatrist Dr. Joel Young noticed that many with ADHD also had symptoms of chronic fatigue and/or fibromyalgia and wondered if these were separate conditions or actually symptoms of ADHD. In this episode, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Young on his clinical study and his findings on this topic. If you have ADHD, experience fatigue and/or muscle/joint pain, this is a show not to miss!   


Set Reminders for These Upcoming Shows 


Coaching and Training Helps Parents with ADHD Kids  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:00 PM  

Let's face it! The missing link for those with ADHD is having trained parents to help manage the ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, founders of Impact ADHD. Basically, Elaine and Diane are two life coaches who focus on the parent in the household. Join us as we discuss their comprehensive training/coaching approach targeted towards empowering parents to help them manage their ADHD kids as a part of a multimodal support program. 


Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 PM   

Got teenagers with ADHD?  Are they defiant?  If so, we've got a  show for you. Join us for this episode of Attention Talk Radio as co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Arthur Robin around helping your defiant teens.  In the interview, the trio talk about defiance, factors that fuel millions of coercive interactions, and characteristics of both you and your teen that act like gasoline thrown on a fire.  Finally, Dr. Robin shares tips to help parents in the trenches.  


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Fabulous Writing

Being Authentically Me

By Kirsten Milliken, Ph.D.


For years I had adapted to the mainstream expectations. I had kept quiet to avoid overwhelming other people with my emotional responses and made sure everyone else was OK with who I was. I tried to keep to my word, even if it no longer seemed to apply. Even if the other person was no longer keeping their word to me. I set goals and tried to stay focused straight ahead, rather than acknowledging all the wonderful alternative paths I noticed on the way. It was tiring, overwhelming, and often made me feel anxious and depressed. This was not "adaptive" according to the definition - "to change and improve over time." 


In recent years I have become much more intentional about paying attention to who I am, where I am going,  and what and who I want in my life. I have been replaying the old tapes with other people's voices on them and letting them go if they are not constructive. I have created new relationships with people who accept the authentic me. 


I am intense, loud, creative, bold, unique, passionate, honest, interested, aware, thoughtful, emotional, and attentive. I say what is on my mind, dislike ambiguity, cannot keep an eye gaze for more than a few seconds, have an open mind, forget things if I don't write them down, have a great visual memory, am impulsive, and can't sit at the table once I am done eating. I do not need to apologize for any of this.

Accepting myself after a half a lifetime (I have a long way to go) of struggling to live by other people's standards and expectations has been work that has had an ultimate payoff. I am happy with myself. Everyday is fun, exciting, and productive. And I feel loved for who I really am.


*This is an excerpt from a blog post that can be read in its entirety here 

Attention Teaser 

Look at the following list of words. Which one does not belong? As you insightfully solve the teaser, notice what you are attending to!
      • Reappear
      • Caucasus
      • Inefficiencies
      • Signings
      • Arraigning
      • Horseshoer
      • Intestines
      • Appeases
Our attention teasers are designed to exercise your attention.

Answer at bottom of page;



The ADHD Experience
While I cannot post the video here, I want to encourage our readers to pay attention to the site ADHD and You and to watch the ADHD Experience videos. The ADHD Experience consists of three videos that portray a child, a teenager, and an adult with ADHD. These dramatizations are intended to enhance the understanding of ADHD by depicting the experience of having the disorder from a first-person perspective. Each video highlights symptoms common to the age group it portrays.


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Upcoming Shows

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:00 PM
Coaching and Training Helps Parents with ADHD Kids

Guests: Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches

Guest: Dr. Arthur Robin

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
The Impact of Humor on ADHD
Guest: Rick Green

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Teaser Answer:  The odd word out is INEFFICIENCIES.

In all the other words, each of the letters in the word is repeated except for "inefficiencies," which has an extra "e" and "s." 


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Editor's Note

Kirsten Milliken, Editor


My intention is to share images, information, videos, and content to capture your interest and perhaps inspire you to pay attention to something differently. Enjoy!

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