Total Focus & The Family

14 April 2009
As my regular readers know, we've been trying Total Focus in an effort to help both Tristen and our whole family to deal with his ADHD more effectively. It is a great program and we are loving it so far.

One thing I really like about it is that you can succeed at this program whether it's just you and your child one on one, or if you can get your whole family on board. Obviously getting everyone involved is wonderful, but if it's just you and your kiddo, that is great as well.

Another thing I really like is the family meeting. The system tells you to have a family meeting to introduce the fact you will be using Total Focus and it's going to help the whole family to improve themselves. Notice the "whole family". You are not singling out your ADHD child, but making goals for the entire family. Self improvement is a good thing for everyone. We had never had family meetings before, but we love them! I have a feeling they will be a tradition in our house from now on.

I really like that Total Focus promotes working on things together. So many of the tips and activities can be helpful to everyone, not just those with ADHD. I think all of us have worked on ourselves a bit thanks to Total Focus.

The parent's bonus cd on "first aid" for parents has been quite helpful. We have implemented ideas such as the first time club, the high sign technique, and let's remember the rules with both children. These things have definitely shown results and quickly too.

Included with Total Focus is 52 Stress Reducers for Parents. Parenting can be a challenge under normal circumstances, but throw in the blessing of an ADHD child, and things can sometimes be quite hard. I will freely admit that there have been times that I wasn't sure how much more I could put up with. It is so hard not to crack under all the back talk and limit testing sometimes. These things are all getting better now that we are doing Total Focus, but know how to calm down never hurts. These tips have been quite helpful.

So, we are still moving forward with Total Focus as a family. We are extremely pleased with the progress we are all making so far. Stay tuned for further updates as we progress further.

As always, if you have any questions at all about the Total Focus program, do not hesitate to email me. I will answer questions and try to help in any way I can.

1 comment:

Crazee Juls said...

Very cool...
We do "family" meetings Sunday night... Mostly because it helps put us all on the same page for the upcoming week! It's also a time for all of us to vent to eachother. :) Total Focus sounds cool!