ADHD is the most common behaviour disorder in the world. Research shows that untreated ADHD has severe consequences later in life.


Longterm coping with ADHD requires more than just popping pills. Over the last eight years I have researched and coached families and parents with children with behaviour problems. Thus, I focused on coping-skills and building family resilience.

On this journey I gained insights into the pitfalls and risks that such families face on a daily basis; also how to identify problems early on before they become unmanageable. I learned that families are able to recover from intense crises, grow and become much stronger in the process.

Why coaching?
What works for one family does not necessarily work for the next. When your aim is to build family resilience it is much more effective to dig into your own resources, develop a bespoke approach, than to take advice from someone else. Coaching is all about self-empowerment.
High-risk families tend to struggle with high levels of conflict, marital discord and parental disempowerment. Coaching in combination with a behaviour modification and cognitive behaviour therapy, can help families reduce conflict, childhood defiance and negativity. It a very empowering.

Who would benefit:

Parents of children with behaviour problems

Families with high levels of internal conflict

Parents with different parenting styles

Adults with ADHD/Aspergers

What you could learn:

Analysing hotspots in your home (issues of conflict/control/rigidity)

 Replacing chaos with calm (Motivation; self-control)

Effective Parenting Style & skills (debilitating belief-systems; create strong relationships with your children)

Improved self-esteem & confidence (family resilience & culture)

“It is in the day-to-day coping that families will be strengthened or torn apart.”


To therapist my child or not?

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ADHD in 2013 – “Alternative” perspectives and disinformation

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Shocker: I have ADHD, what now?

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Juggling it all with ADHD

Originally posted on ADHD Coaching: Edge Foundation:
I have a friend who has ADHD. She is an established professional, in a stimulating and rewarding job. Work is a constant balancing act, but she somehow manages to juggle it all without dropping any important balls. In fact, I think because of her interpersonal skills and ability…

Grow a Thick Skin

  If you are the parent of a child with ADHD you have probably heard it all: There is no such thing as ADHD Your child is just naughty and needs a good spanking You are not strict enough with your child You are too strict with your child Are you having marital problems, drinking, … Continue reading

Calling on the ‘experts’.

If you suspect you have a child with ADHD or a behaviour disorder your first point of call would probably be your GP, followed by a paediatrician and then further down the line maybe a psychologist, neurologist or a psychiatrist. Yes these are people that studied in the fields of medicine and psychology for quite … Continue reading