Book Recommendation - The Whole-Brain Child

blur blurred book 46274 SmallIt is not that often that you find a book that you keep referring back to time and time again (especially one about parenting!). For several years we have been recommending the book “The Whole-Brain Child” by Dr. Dan Siegel. He has this amazing way of helping educate about the developmental stages of children so that parents/caregivers can alter their approach as their child evolves. By being a step ahead with the science of the brain, you can be prepared as your child’s behaviour shifts through different stages.

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Spring Cleaning - ADHD Style

baskets clean color 271711Thank goodness that spring is almost really here! For all of us Canadians, we have braved a serious winter and if you have ADHD, you might have some bottled up restlessness to let out. With that in mind, we have been thinking and chatting with clients about how to channel the momentum of spring into getting those nagging ‘to dos’ done (you know the ones!).

Here are our top four tips for “spring cleaning - ADHD style”.

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Online Assessments are here!

We have some exciting news to share about our assessments. We are thrilled to now offer our adult ADHD/mental health assessment online for residents of Ontario! If you live outside Toronto and prefer not to travel to our clinic, our online assessments are a great option for you.

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My Brain Needs Glasses

MyBrainNeedsGlasses BlogIt was at one of the many conferences that Dr. Gray has attended over the years that she heard Dr. Annick Vincent, a psychiatrist from Quebec, use an innovative but simple analogy for taking daily stimulant medication. An ADHD specialist and leader, Dr. Vincent has written books and used this description to help share how stimulants work for individuals of all ages. She is an important voice in dispelling fears about ADHD medication.

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Keep fighting the good fight: How remembering you have ADHD is actually the secret to beating it.

Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD is not an end point. Instead, it is an opportunity for a new beginning. By realizing that ADHD is actually a brain difference, you can put some context into your past, and help you understand why you often feel the way you feel. So, if the process is done right, a diagnosis is a chance for transformation, for change, and for individual growth.

Coming to terms with having ADHD is not about feeling guilt, or shame, or feeling bad about yourself. And it shouldn’t be about receiving a label either. It should be an empowering experience with the opportunity to build self-awareness, with the goal of getting closer to finding your true self.

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6 Common Myths about ADHD

There are many widely-held beliefs about ADHD that can lead people to dismiss a diagnosis. In reality, ADHD is not only real, but it is also highly researched. Our understanding of the disorder is evolving, but there are some common myths that we can dispel with confidence.

Here are six reasons why people might dismiss a diagnosis, based on common myths about ADHD...

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