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On the Way to Work

On the Way to Work

On the Way to Work By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton Young people, especially those who struggle with issues of attention and learning like ADHD, are increasingly caught in the cross hairs of some concerning and intersecting trends in post-secondary education and...
Beginning the Journey

Beginning the Journey

Beginning the Journey By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton Beginning the Journey Into Adulthood With ADHD: What’s at Risk and Why? “My son went away to college and failed the first semester. He doesn’t want to even try community college now.”...
Uneasy In The Harness

Uneasy In The Harness

Uneasy In The Harness By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton For kids growing up in farm and ranch country, work was always easy to find for willing hands. When it came time of year to work cattle, this often involved horses. For moving cattle, we had a special kind...
Leaving Home – ADHD Style

Leaving Home – ADHD Style

Leaving Home – ADHD Style By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton One particularly hot summer day during my Texas youth, I was cutting mesquite trees for a local rancher. As I worked my way from the cattle pens outward, I soon found myself a mile or so from the...
Tripping Over Pebbles

Tripping Over Pebbles

Tripping Over Pebbles By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton Which college course is most frequently failed? It may surprise you to learn that the one hour “college orientation” or “introduction to college” course is among the finalists. In fact, some students fail it...
Taking the Tunnel

Taking the Tunnel

Taking the Tunnel By: Jon Thomas, EdD, and Pamela Barton My friend Keely invited me to co-lead a workshop focused on personal growth and process work that ended with each participant “anchoring” the gains they had made by descending into an underground cave. My job...