Who says March 31st can’t be Halloween if we want it to be? The world is a little upside-down right now anyway!
Here’s a craft/activity where most of the effort must be made by the kids! (No neighbors here, they’re all mine!)
I told them the night before that we would be having Halloween the following evening, March 31st, and it was up to them to get a costume ready. When the time came, I just walked between the front door and the back door with an old box of miniature candy canes. The kids had to run all the way around the house and knock on the door or ring the bell. I would open the door as they said, “Trick or Treat!” Then they would take one piece and race for the other door, trying to beat me to it! They wore kind of rag-tag costumes, but who cares? Besides, that’s not unusual for us, even on Halloween. 😂
I got rid of some old Christmas candy (plus a small craft item I found), and they stayed busy making memories for an evening (one day at a time, right?) Win-win for me!
Try it yourself if it sounds like something that would work for you. Let me know how it goes!
A person with ADHD is, first and foremost, a person. If you are also a person, you might enjoy the content of this blog. 😉
This is particularly true if you have ever experienced any of the following “symptoms”:
You have procrastinated
You’ve gotten distracted
You’ve been forgetful
You’ve struggled to get organized
You’ve struggled to prioritize
You’ve felt overwhelmed or “scattered”
You’ve been disappointed in how little you accomplished
Also if you:
Care about someone with ADHD and want to understand how to better relate to or assist them (good for you!)
Have imagination and can apply wisdom from someone else’s life to your own life, even though you don’t have exactly the same life! 😀
What if I don’t even believe ADHD is real?
That’s nothing we need to quarrel about. Consider any mention of ADHD to be shorthand for regular people who struggle sometimes with executive functioning skills (see list of “symptoms”, above). I believe the struggle is more or less universal, especially now that we have devices that can soothe and distract us at any time of day or night.
I don’t plan to promote any specific dietary or pharmaceutical intervention, or even natural remedies. I will leave that part of the discussion to the professionals.
I do encourage people to do some things for their general well being (such as regular sleep, exercise, developing confidence, nurturing healthy relationships, etc.)
So, if you are someone who has a general fascination with the human brain and behavior and would enjoy reading a unique perspective on the subject, or better yet if you want real-life strategies to apply what you’ve learned, then WELCOME! This blog is for you
My aim is to share habits, strategies and coping skills that can help shape positive mindsetandbehavior. I feel that focus on these areas is a necessary part of any person overcoming any obstacle, whatever their struggle may be.