Quite often I am in contact with people who discuss acting as an ADD Coach for their child or spouse. While supporting and helping loved ones with ADD is a great idea acting as an ADD Coach really isn’t a great idea. There is just way too much emotion involved and an ADD Coach needs to be far enough removed from the situation to be an effective ADD Coach.
I have recently seen people talking about being their own ADD Coaches. That is just a really bad idea. As both an ADD Coach and a first born child who has a very hard time asking and accepting help myself I can see both sides of the coin. It just becomes second nature to want to do things ourselves and not trust in others to be able to help us.
People with ADD are usually their own worst critics. No matter how well adjusted people with ADD are they can never be fair and impartial when it comes to their own thoughts and ideas. They need another person to bounce their ideas off and for that person to be completely non-judgmental when coaching them.
How does the old saying go? A Lawyer Who Represents Himself Has a Fool For a Client. I guess something similar could be said about a person who tries to coach himself or herself.
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