A Whole New ADD-Venture For Us

The UK is leaving the European Union, the Scots want to leave the UK, Donald Trump wants Mexicans and Muslims to leave the US and Living ADDventure® has left KwaZulu-Natal.

riverraftSizedIt's a long story, but in short, Pat's sister died just before Christmas and Pat took over her job as manager of Paddle Power - a river rafting company on the Crocodile River, just outside Hartebeespoort Dam in North West Province.

I had always said that I could live anywhere provided two things were in place - Pat, and reasonable ADSL to coach via Skype. That boast is now being put to the test here in Broederstroom.

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Welcome To Our Site

davepenA warm welcome to the Living ADDventure® website. I am Dave Pughe-Parry, the founder of Living ADDventure®

This site is for people who live with or alongside ADHD, and is written and curated by people who have ADHD.

There's lots to read and digest here.

Our aim is assist those who live with - and/or alongside ADHD. ADHD is not an easy condition, it’s also not a quiet condition - except when it is. See what I mean.

The articles, illustrations, audio and video clips in the site will help you to understand your own ADHD, or the ADHD of person you live with.

Contact Details

These are our contact details.

Founder:  Dave Pughe-Parry
+27 83 298 2828
Website:  https://livingaddventure.com
Email:   dave@livingaddventure.com
Address:  Gauteng
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About Us

Living ADDventure® (Living ADDventure®) is a South African based organisation, based in Randburg, Gauteng and is dedicated to assisting people with ADD and ADHD to live healthy, confident and productive lives. We now provide ADHD coaching and training worldwide via Skype and our online website Living ADDventure® Training

davepenFounded by Dave Pughe-Parry in 2000 after being diagnosed with ADHD in his mid forties, Dave dedicated his life to helping others by understanding ADHD and the myriad of conditions that co-occur with it. 

Dave has been coaching since 2001. Starting during 2013, Dave has now trained more than 5 000 teachers.

The coaching methodology Dave has developed embraces the whole family and teachers where appropriate. ADHD can't be managed in isolation.

PatPat Pughe-Parry who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 51 met Dave in 2006 and is now his business partner and wife. Sharing Dave's passion, Pat is responsible for day to day management, marketing, and digital communications.

In 2007 Head of Paediatrics at Free State University Prof Andre Venter recommended that Living ADDventure® be listed as a supplier of services to PANDA - the Paediatric and Neurological Developmental Association in South Africa. All leading medical professionals in the paediatric field are members of this body.

ADHD, being a complex condition is not "cured" nor even "managed" by a single treatment or methodology. Living ADDventure® therefore is firmly multi-disciplinary in its approach to helping those with the condition to live contented and productive lives. These include in order of importance:

  • Acceptance that it is a Family Condition and that the whole family need to work together in an environment of love and mutual support. Extended family, the school and/or workplace all have a role to play.
  • Appropriate ADHD Medication enables the person with ADHD to manage their distraction so that they can make the necessary behaviour changes. As the ADDer learns to manage his or her life they may not need the medication in the future or may only need it at certain times.
  • ADHD Coaching which is significantly different from life skills coaching or therapy. It is necessary to help the ADDer learn life skills which have been missed due to problems with distraction in childhood. Learning these skills enables the ADDer to build a track record of success and build self esteem.
  • Occupational and other Therapies assist the ADDer with sensory issues and other physical and intellectual disabilities that may be present
  • A pragmatic approach to Nutrition – ADDers frequently have issues with textures of foods and are therefore regarded as fussy eaters. By following sound nutrition principles but being flexible in the implementation thereof reduces anxiety and family trauma
  • Exercise for those with ADHD provides a release from hyperactivity but must be in a format that is not boring and repetitive.

Living ADDventure® provides individual and family ADHD Coaching via ZOOM, ADHD Impairments Assessments and talks, training and workshops for parents, adults, teens, educators and medical professionals interested in ADHD.