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13 Social Skills Activities For Adults Who Want To Learn How To Relate To Others Better 

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Is it Social Anxiety? Social Avoidance? Social Awkwardness? It doesn’t really matter how we define it; it matters what we do to alleviate it. This article describes social skills activities that will help make connections easier. When we struggle with social skills, we may avoid social situation which in turn can affect how we build …

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10 Phrases to Move the Conversation Along

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Juggling the many aspects of a reciprocal conversation can be hard for people with ADHD. Sometimes, we talk and talk without really engaging with the other person. We talk AT them rather than with them, and then we experience, shame, embarrassment and rumination—replaying the interaction for days. What is a Reciprocal Conversation? When two or …

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Triggers and The Need for Emotional Regulation

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Have you ever yelled at your partner or kids, typed something you later wish you hadn’t sent or told off someone in a parking lot? Then you may have been emotionally-hijacked. Who hasn’t witnessed – or experienced – the pain caused by a lack of emotional regulation? Most of us, if triggered enough, have acted …

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Fight Flight Freeze: How Does Your Fear Of Rejection Show Up In Social Situations?

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It is common for people with ADHD to feel emotions more intensely, to have less friends and fewer invites, and to experience greater rejection than our neurotypical peers. Ever find yourself wanting to mingle and chat, yet you’re haunted by past mistakes? Do you struggle to pay attention to the person you are talking to, …

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Why Your Sarcastic Tone Is Such a Turn Off to Friends, Family & Co-workers

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Words matter, yet sometimes how you say something is heard more loudly than what you said. Your tone greatly impacts how your words are perceived. As we know from experience, kind and gentle tones are welcoming while snarky or sarcastic tones rarely go over well. This holds true whether you are in a difficult parenting …

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How To Stop Letting Things Bother You So You Don’t Take Things So Personally

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A rebuff, sideways glance or roll of the eyes can make us question our worth. Why is this and how do we stop letting things bother us? What is it that makes us cringe when we see friends out together and we weren’t invited? Why do we fear a rebuff when our invitations are denied …

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Helping Your Teen with A Broken Friendship When They Started Out as Close Friends

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do! It’s heartbreaking. Watching your teen lose a close friend that started out as a close friend. Right now, your son’s peer group is one of the biggest factors influencing his choices and behavior.  When a friend that has been a close confident is no longer in your teen’s inner circle, …

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Frustrated With Distractions At Work? 10 Hacks To Quiet The Noise Around You

Do you find yourself stopping what you are supposed to be doing because of distractions at work? Who doesn’t get distracted when the phone rings, co-workers talk about work or weekend activities, and social media notifications hit every few minutes? Sometimes distractions happen while we’re at work, school or at home that make us stop …

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How To Read the Room So You’re More Confident Around Your Co-workers

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Some people Read the Room easily, while some don’t. Now, with the extra layer of needing to interpret others virtually, it can be even more nuanced than ever. As a world, we are reaching a social crisis. Stress, loneliness, uncertainty and political divide are just some of the recent demands influencing our ability to Read …

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