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October 1, 2015    

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This month's featured article is a blog post by Jeff Copper about managing time. If you struggle with time, or if times don't work for you, check out the featured article section in this newsletter.

Here's what's been happening on Attention Talk Radio recently:

Which is more effective? Focusing on outcomes or the process that gets you outcomes? Elaine Taylor-Klaus of Impact ADHD has developed a model to tackle issues with ADHD kids. What could you do with the knowledge of a process that gets outcomes? Listen to our interview, "ADHD Parenting Action Model."

Guest host Caroline Maguire's Aha! moment in her interview with Elaine Taylor-Klaus came when discussing the idea that changing behavior is like an old building being propped up by scaffolding. Is that a good metaphor for failing forward? Learn more in our show, "ADHD Kids Failing Forward at the School of Hard Knocks."

Worried about your ADHD teen getting into trouble? Attorney and ADHD advocate Rob Tudisco explains the value of a paper trail and how much it can help after the fact. Do you have a paper trail on your ADHD adolescent? Learn more in our interview, "ADHD and the Discipline Process: What Parents Need to Know."

If you pay attention to attention, is there a difference between hoarding and collecting clutter? You bet, says Alice Price of Organize Long Island. Can you define the difference? Get the answer in our interview, "ADHD and Hoarding."

Have you had an opportunity to catch up on our latest videos? Here's a glimpse of the latest on Attention Talk Video:    

How do you get your ADHD kids to do what you want? Diane Dempster has an interesting suggestion: Make sure your kids are clear on how to perform the task with specificity. Check out our interview with her, titled "How to Get Your ADHD Child to Activate."

Is boredom physically uncomfortable for those with ADHD? Get some tips from Jeff Copper in his video, titled "ADHD and Agitated Boredom."

Is it an effective strategy to let your teacher figure out what works for your ADHD child? Learn more from Diane Dempster of Impact ADHD in our video interview with her, titled "ADHD Tips: Dealing with Your ADHD Child's Teacher."

Do those with ADHD always have to be accountable for a task, or could they be more effective if they are just responsible to make sure a task gets done? Jeff Copper has some answers in the video, titled "ADHD: Accountability vs. Responsibility."

Are you attending to the right thing? If you haven't done it yet, download our a-Book (the "a" is for attention), "Identify YOUR Top Five Hurdles to Managing ADD/ADHD." It has tips Jeff has learned from doing over 300 interviews with ADHD experts. Let your friends know about it, too! They can download it here:
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An ADHD Aha! on Managing Time 
by Jeff Copper, ADHD and Attention Coach     

As an ADHD and attention coach, I try to focus on paying attention to what YOU'RE paying attention to. I focus on individuality, and more importantly, I focus on achieving the Aha! Not everyone has the Aha! moment at quite the same time or in the same way. For some, it comes quickly and suddenly while for others there may be a gradual process or buildup that leads to an Aha! moment.

One of my clients, Laura, was gracious enough to share her experience that led to her Aha! moment and also led to the development of a time management system that works wonders for her.  Click here for more.
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You love your ADHD kids. You know they learn best from experience, but learning experiences can be painful, so you shield them from their natural consequences. Does that really help them? What is the value to your child if you put off the learning? The older they get, the higher the stakes get. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, guest host Caroline Maguire ( and ADHD parenting expert Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( discuss the parent's dilemma: How many more years do you want to shield your ADHD child from the realities of life? How can you teach them to fail forward and learn from their consequences without feeling like you're waiting for a train wreck? If you are a loving parent of an ADHD child, listen to this insightful interview.
Your ADHD teen or young adult gets into trouble, real trouble; now what do you do? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Caroline Maguire interview ADHD expert and attorney Rob Tudisco ( around what parents need to know to manage their ADHD situations effectively. If you are a parent of an ADHD teen or young adult, get prepared and listen to this show.

ADHD: Parenting Action Model
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outcomes manifest when we focus on the process and not the outcome itself. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper, ADHD and attention coach, interviews Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( on Impact ADHD's Parenting Action Model. The simplified steps will teach you a process to help your children overcome any challenging situation. If focusing on outcomes isn't working, this show is a must for you!

ADHD and Hoarding
Host Jeff Copper interviews Alice Price (, an expert on the topic of hoarding. Jeff and Alice discuss what hoarding is, the difference between hoarding and collecting, and the relationship between hoarding and memories. If you are impacted by ADHD, or if hoarding, clutter, and being overwhelmed speak to you, then this is a show you don't want to miss.

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How to Get Your ADHD Child to Activate
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and activation don't always go hand in hand, but there is hope. Watch our interview with Impact ADHD's Diane Dempster ( for some effective tips to help your ADHD kids do what you want them to do.

ADHD and Agitated Boredom
Believe it or not, there are different kinds of boredom. In this video Jeff Copper ( talks about agitated boredom and its impact on those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). if you have ADHD, you're going to "get" this video!

ADHD Tips: Dealing with Your ADHD Child's Teacher
The key to ADHD is to understand your child's version of it and remove the mystery for your child's teacher. In this interview Impact ADHD's Diane Dempster ( reveals some key things to know when working with your ADHD child's teacher.

ADHD: Accountability vs. Responsibility
Many of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder struggle to stay on task. The pressure of being accountable paralyzes them. In this video Jeff Copper ( takes a look at the difference between accountability and responsibility and how taking ownership to make sure something gets done is as effective as doing it yourself.

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Editor's Note

Jeff Copper, Editor

Our intention is to share audio, video, and printed content to capture your interest and perhaps inspire you to pay attention to something differently. Enjoy.

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