If you have learning disabilities and suffer from ADHD, you are in need of a very high energy level in order to succeed in the learning process.
You have to deal with good days on which your focus is sharp and you can make the most of your abilities, as well as with bad days on which it is difficult to silence the background noise that gets in the way and distracts you.

Everyone is occasionally lazy and puts off doing chores, but people with learning disabilities are not lazy – procrastinating is part of their disability!

My 24 year old son is learning disabled and in the beginning, even I didn't believe he would succeed. Today he is successful and his achievements in both his studies and his personal life are impressive.

For the past ten years I have been working with adults and families with children who have learning disabilities and ADHD, to successfully achieve and reach their goals. I can help you: to improve yourself, find appropriate solutions, move forward and succeed!

Are you the parent of a child with learning disabilities? With ADD/ADHD?
Are you being held responsible and made to feel guilty?

When your child was diagnosed with learning disabilities or ADHD you probably felt a great sense of relief.
You discovered the source of the problem and were promised that there are ways of dealing with it and helping your child.
I am sure you have tried them all – private lessons with a tutor, remedial teaching, helping your child with homework, helping organize your child's book bag each day and reminding him/her of tests and quizzes…..you've done so much!

I too felt guilty and was angry at myself for not being able to help my son succeed.

It's important to know that children with ADHD improve and move forward with baby steps that look as if they don't make sense in comparison with other children. But their success is dependent on continually making these baby steps in order to live up to their potential.

I have developed a model called "Changing the Direction of the Spiral" It is a tool for parents to help their children reach the potential within themselves without having to give up a positive, pleasant relationship between children and parents. The model is supported by academic research carried out on the topic of learning disabilities as well as Coaching methodologies.
The model was first presented at a conference about learning disabilities at Schneider Children's Hospital in Israel, May, 2008.
For the past ten years I have been guiding parents of children with learning disabilities to act in the most effective way
to ensure their children's success.

I can help you put an end to the guilt feelings too!


"Advanced motivation attitudes for children with learning difficulties"


Lecture target audience: parents, teachers, personal coaches, and professionals.

This lecture offers skills to encourage motivation of children with learning difficulties.
They are easy to implement and based on updated studies in learning, education and positive psychology. 

"Key success factors of children with ADHD or learning disabilities"


Lecture target audience: parents, teachers, personal coaches, and professionals.

This lecture is unique in providing practical skills to help learning disabled children  live up to their potential, along with exciting personal stories. 
Those skills are based on the model "Changing the Direction of the Spiral" supported by academic research carried out on the topic of learning disabilities as well as Coaching methodologies. The model was first presented at the most Israeli prestigious convention dealing with children with learning disabilities at Schneider Children's Hospital in Israel, May, 2008.

"ADHD family coaching with a Structural Family Approach "


Lecture target audience: coaches and adhd professionals.

Date: May 1, 2015 
Zipi Kobrinski will lead a break out session at the 8th Annual International ADHD Coaches Conference. Mrs. Kobrinski will present ADHD Family Coaching with a Structural Family Approach.
This approach alleviates the teenager’s feelings in regards to self-esteem, increases motivation and responsibility.
Skills are offered to deal with several family members who are present at any one time.
To register for the conference, click here: http://www.adhdcoaches.org/conference/
Available Spaces: Unlimited

Four ways in which to help motivate children with learning difficulties in the learning process

July 03, 2016

The main question on the minds of parents, teaching staff and all those working with children with learning disabilities or specifically ADD, is how to motivate them to learn.

Eight ways in which to strengthen children's self confidence

July 03, 2016

My friend Ayala shared her difficulties with me: "I simply don't know how to help my daughter anymore. I've tried everything. I enrolled her in a horse-riding class because I was told it is very helpful. I encouraged her to learn how to play basketball and she did very well. She was even chosen to be on the school team. She studied ballet and excelled in it too, but nothing helps.

ADHD - Should I give my child drugs?

July 03, 2016

In recent years, consumption of Ritalin (which is the most commonly administered drug patients with ADHD in Israel) among children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD has increased significantly. Some attribute this phenomenon to increased acceptance of medicinal
drug use, changes in modern lifestyles, and the proliferation of imposing technologies and other stimuli.

ACO international conference - My experience

July 03, 2016

Upon receiving news of my nomination to have the honor to present my model project, ‘ADHD Structural Family Coaching Approach’, at the ‘ACO International Conference, I was both humbled and elated. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be part of such an impactful framework, which makes this experience all the more profoundly meaningful.

The Structural Family Approach Applies to Families with ADHD Teenagers

July 03, 2016

from my experience as a teacher and middle school deputy principal I discovered two main issues that bother ADHD teenagers: the first being that they are labeled as problematic children and secondly that they are often treated by their parents like small children. As a result of their difficulties in managing their feelings, frustrations are prevalent in both parental communications as well as within a learning framework.

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Thank you so much, Zipi.

Congratulations on an outstanding presentation here at ACO!
So proud to have hosted your first English presentation and the first outside Israel.

Urtsy pleasure to know you- let's stay in touch.





Hi Zipi  - I really enjoyed your session at the ADHD Coaches Organization Conference.
In fact, I just spoke about your structural family approach yesterday to a parent! While it is a common thread for all of us, hearing your story and perspective from someone outside the United States is wonderful and aides to building diversity in our profession. Thank you again.



Hi Zipi-
thank you for a wonderful presentation! Please share your slides if you feel comfortable. I really enjoyed it!
Hope you arrived back to Israel safely


- Sherri Cannon

- Lee rozycki

- Robin Storfer

About me

Zipi Kobrinski is a family coaching course instructor, 8 years veteran family and personal coach, certified in ADHD cognitive behavior coaching (CBCC).  
She is the manager of the biggest ADHD consulting forum for parents of ADHD children in Israel. Spent many years as a teacher, an educational administrator and teaching student teachers.

Zipi presents an innovative ADHD structural family coaching approach (ASFCA) helping ADHD teenagers live up to their potential as well as improving the communication in their families. Her effective approach has been first featured at a learning disabilities conference at The Schneider Children's Hospital in 2008 in Israel.

Building on my experience as a long-time educator, I have a deep knowledge and understanding of the tools necessary for people to develop personal motivation and strive to live up to their potential. I spent many years as a teacher, an educational administrator and teaching student teachers.

As the mother of a child with learning disabilities, (today a successful young man), I am very aware of the emotional process and the need to cope on a daily basis with a situation in which making the most of your potential is not something that can be taken for granted. My 24 year old son successfully handles difficulties and continues to achieve impressive results in both his studies and his personal life.

I have much experience and many innovative successes in guiding both people and organizations to reach their potential on many levels.

 I have worked with executives and families, including families raising children with learning disabilities.
Adults or a parent, who go through a process of coaching according to my unique model, internalizes practical tools which enable him/her to maximize his/her abilities and his child's abilities. It also sharpens understanding of the many hardships faced by a child with learning disabilities, through hands on experience.