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Welcome to ADD Success!

With over 18 years experience of living with and managing ADHD both in children and adults. ADDSuccess is the place to come to if you want to Feel better, Learn coping skills and get on with your life! We have brought up our own children who live with ADHD and have suffered from the condition ourselves, so we know what it is like to live with the condition, and the struggles just getting through day.

We have successfully overcome many of the difficulties associated with ADHD and we would like to help you do the same. Through working with our families we have learnt how to manage the behaviours that are an integrated part of living with ADHD. You too can learn management techniques that will bring calm to your home and family life.

At ADDSuccess we will endeavour to keep you up to date with all the information you will need to go forward and grow as a family!

Our skills are not just in the area of ADHD we can offer life skills coaching and can help you overcome the barriers that life has put in front of you. It may be that you are thinking of changing your lifestyle or your career, but you do not know if this is the right thing to do. We can help you come to a decision and move forward. Life coaching is all about changing and moving forward in your development.

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- Christine McLanachan (ADHD and life skills coach and trainer)

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Posted 23/03/2014

I am constantly amazed by people that say they know about ADHD, then go and deal with that person inappropriately and they wonder why a small situation has turned into a major incident with both parties at loggerheads with each other. We all know how difficult dealing with a person who has ADHD but please try to think how difficult it is for the person with ADHD. You may only have to deal with a situation every now and then, the person with ADHD has to live with it each and every day.I am not saying that you have to put up with certain behaviours but having the right information on how to support a person with ADHD can go a long way and eliminate misunderstandings , hurt feelings and make for a far more harmonious relationship. Try asking the person the best way to support them , care and understanding can go a long way please remember this.Thank you

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Posted 16/01/2014

Evening all , I had an interesting coaching session today with one of my clients, it was so good to see how far this young lady had come. The way she now deals with things is so much better then she did before. She is slowly starting to organize her home and place of work but most importantly she is now seeing that not all the negative things that happens in her life is down to the way she deals with things or not dealing with things. I do hope that she continues to to develop this further as I know she can.If anyone is trying to develop skills needed to manage there ADHD then please don't give up. Keep trying be consistent and it will pay off for you.

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Posted 11/11/2013

What support would you have liked Hi there everyone , I have been asked to develop a training programme that will help improve the support offered to young adults leaving care or returning home. This has got me thinking of all the adults that I have supported over the many years that I have been coaching. If you look back what if anything would have helped you through those difficult years. I would be interested in hearing your views on the subject of support, think about the difficulties that you have faced , and in which areas I.E 1, Paying bills 2. Emotional support 3. Life skills development 4. Dealing with anger, frustration Thanks for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted 03/09/2013

Evening all , I have been in London today , I was down there meeting with the Staff from a young personshome. I enjoyed talking with them and more so coming up with some management tools that can be passed on to the young person themselves . It always astounds me that so many support staff are thrown in at the deep end when asked to support a person with ADHD or similar condition. I do feel that support and training should been given to Staff so they are more able to support and help the young person though the mind field of emotions. We must remember that many young people have had no idea of why they act the way they do. They have had no one to work with them. We need to support both the workers and the young people. Thank you for inviting me to talk to you

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Posted 20/08/2013

Good evening all, I wanted to bring the message below to your attention . Hope to see many of you there On 08/14/13 7:58 AM, Manar Matusiak wrote:--------------------HelloWe are holding our annual autism conference in York, UK, on 1st November this year.You can find details could you pass this email to anyone you think might be interested.Many thanks and best regardsManar

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Posted 07/06/2013

Evening all , I have been working with a young man with social interaction difficulties who dose not seem to have good observation skills either. His family are convinced that he has not got ADHD I on the other hand can see that he has many of the symptoms. I am always shocked at how many families are steadfast against seeking the truth. They very rarely put the person with the difficulties first . I hear all the time
  • I don't want him to be ladled
  • No one else knows
  • All that needs to happen is they need to grow up
  • He thinks the world owns him a favour for being hear
  • They can't have that they are intelligent and they do well at school
When are people going to see that any of the developmental disorders have nothing to do with intelligence, many of the people I work with are quite intelligent but having a condition such as ADHD or Aspergers syndrome will make daily living difficult , these difficulties stand in the way of a person reaching their full potential. Having ADHD or Aspergers is not the end of the road it is only the beginning. To overcome such difficulties a person needs to re look at how they deal with daily life issues, it is only be dealing with these that a person can develop their skills in order to bring balance to their life and reach full potential Christine .

Developing change through coaching:  Management tip  4Dealing with impulsive decision...

Posted 26/04/2013

Developing change through coaching: Managementtip 4 Dealing with impulsive decision...: Management tip 4 Dealing with impulsive decision making One of the most difficult ADHD symptoms to deal with is decision maki...

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Posted 26/03/2013

Managementtip 4 Dealing with impulsive decision making One of the most difficult ADHD symptoms to deal with is decision making. This is due to the ADHDer livingin the moment with very littlethought given to the consequences of making that decision. It is important to remember that people with ADHD do not have theinternal signals thatalert a person to think things through before making any decision. It is for this reason that we need tocrate are own alert signals these we call our brakes. The way we get these brakes to work is to start to follow a set of rules that we set up inpreparation for the coming impulsive decision. 1. When it is a decision about going out and spending money you most not say yes within the space of a Minute. The first thing you must say is " I will need to think about that , Let me get back to you ,Then go away and think this through by asking yourself these questions
  • Do Ireally want to go out ?
  • How much is it going to cost me ?
  • Have I got any spare money
  • Is it a working day tomorrow
Once you haveanswered thesequestions , you can then make an informed decision based on fact instead ofimpulse 2. When something is said to you , thatperhaps you do not agree with, before wading in with comments either with or without anger attached to it . Hold back and put the brakes on yourresponse. Ask yourself
  • Do Ireally need to voice myresponse ?
  • How productive will myresponse be?
  • Am Iprepared for a negative response .
Again your decision will be based on fact you can then make the decision to either respond or let it go

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Posted 26/03/2013

Management tool 3 ( paper filing systems ) Techniques around paper organization Here are my recommendations around paper organization. All Paperwork is meanly dealt with by using basic manual lever arch files. The first file system we will look at is: Dealing with the post. When the post arrives you need to prioritize and action it but before opening any mail make sure you are near bin. 1. Junk mail is immediately binned 2. Important letters and bills are put to one side to action or post out. 3. Items for consideration are put to one side; only keep for 1-month then discarded. 4. Items for filing are put in a pile and later sorted into their different subject files. It is always good to pick a day that you are going to use as your administration day using differentcolouredfiles will help you identify your files quicker. What files could you use? Banking (3 sections) Section 1 Bank Statements Section 2 Credit card statements Section 3 Letter correspondences Finance (House hold bills& correspondence) Telephone (land line& Mobile) Electricity Gas HP Loans Buildings (3 Sections) Section 1 Mortgage statements Section 2 Mortgage correspondences Section 3 Building insurance Vehicle File (6 Section) Logbook, AA membership, Insurance, MOT certificates, Road tax, Correspondence etc Employment records, (4 sections) Pay slips Inland Revenue details Contracts Correspondence All these types of files can be used for any type of paper organization. It not only enables you to have all your papers in one place but it also allows you to keep track of it. Written by Mrs. Christine McLanachan

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Posted 26/03/2013

Giving people an insight Evening all, I am trying to build a page of stories andexperiences people have had and would like to share with everyone around issues such as ADHD / Aspergers Syndrome / Self - Development. I am hoping to give people a test of the difficulties faced by people living with these disorders orstruggling to overcome some personnel development issues. I would also like to hear some of the positive aspects that people have discovered either by working through these difficulties or haveenhanced your abilitiesdis-bight having a disorder or Making changes to your life through self - development . Many thanks Christine


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