College Girl's Thinking

I have told you that College Girl has ADD.  Now not ADHD, which does make it a lil easier on her.  But many people do not realize that ADD is just as disrupting for a child and an adult.  Sadly she was in college before it was discovered.  We have taken the time to learn all we can to help her but knowing more hands on really does help.  I have found out about Jodi Sleaper-Triplett who is the president of  JST Coaching Training Program  She helps others learn how to help Adolescents and Young Adults. 

Now we are not able to go and learn directly from JST or Jodi.  But we do have a great at home aid.  Empowering Youth with ADHD is a book that Jodi wrote.  Here we have all the tools to help kids (including mine) excel.  Even if CG is in her early 20's we have found that many of the aids can be guided to her needs and learning skills.  It was also nice to see that we had accomplished some of them on our own too.  College Girl now lives her life on a schedule.  It helps her reduce stress and keeps her focused better.  She has also learned when to walk away from a project and regroup for a lil while.  It always does better for her to get a break and then a fresh look at work.  (I think we all need to take in that lesson at times.)  She is still learning more on accountability, not looking at why others make it harder for her but what she does that makes life harder.  And as her parents we have found many lessons on how to encourage her, not knock her back. 

I wonder what I have done that helps her most?  That I am unsure of, but I pray, it is always being by her side to encourage her.  Dear Hubby feels that he has helped her learn to stop, breath and look at the situation from a different perspective.  He has to use this himself, as he spins in place when he is overwhelmed.  Most of all we love her.  We want her to succeed and be happy within herself. 

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review of my new book. I hope you and college girl find it helpful. Wishing you the best! Jodi


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