(214) 532-7158  Shannon Thornton, M.A., LPC

 
 Specializing in Executive Function Difficulties, Parenting, and Family Dynamics 

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Time Heals, but it Still Leaves Scar Tissue

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Triggers.  We all have them.  The pesky thing about triggers is that we think we know all of them, and then out of nowhere, they show up unannounced.  Triggers are there to protect us because they're stored in our limbic brain.  I'd just assume they stay there and not come out, personally.  Today I was triggered and I thought I'd write about it.  


Today would have been my best friend's 50th birthday....

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I'll Do It MY Way

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Would this shirt look great on your kiddo?  Do you hear Frank Sinatra in your head singing, "I Did It My..... Way"?

Then this might help.

You want to know all about her day at school.  You and your spouse ask lots of q...

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Why do they LIE?

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I know you know this look.  And if you have a teenager with ADHD who is often caught in a lie, it makes you wonder if they are EVER honest with you.  Which makes you think back over all the stories they've told you.  And you wonder.  Then you question.  And you lie in bed at night and decide you're going to hug them everytime they co...

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When They Have Meltdowns

Posted on March 17, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Ever wonder which version of your child will get in your car at pick-up?

Say the same thing you've always said and your child turns into a screaming banchee out of a horror film?

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I Don't Belong Here

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my first blog post.  Ever.  Seems odd because I usually have so much to say about, well...most things.  I have a lot to say about living in a household with three people who have ADHD and the first thing you must know is that I don't feel like I belong here.  If you are neurotypical, or don't have ADHD, and live in a household with others who do, read on.  You're not alone, ...

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