May 2-8 is Mental Health Week in Canada

CMHA Logo EN 80x2651This week (May 2-8) is Mental Health Week in Canada. This is a week dedicated to awareness and support for mental health. Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the intention of this event is to promote positive mental health. This includes working to stop the discrimination and stigma that often accompanies mental illness.

So what does that mean for you?

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Sign up for Springboard's Parent Group!

Next Thursday (May 5th) our parent group is starting, and we still have some space. Sign up now before it's too late!

Running four evenings in May, this group program is a chance to learn tips and strategies for managing ADHD symptoms in your home. Plus, you get to engage with other parents of ADHD children - these are people who 'get it.'

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ADHD Students: Do this now, and "September you" will thank you

ADHD studentsAre you a student? Are you done - or almost done - school for the summer? If so, there are a few important things for you to think about before going into 'summer mode.' Yes you want to forget school and move on. You want to start your summer job, or start the important task of relaxing and NOT thinking about school. BUT, while it's fresh in your mind, this is THE BEST time to think back on the year and make plans for September.

With that in mind, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

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ADHD and lying behaviours

ADHD and lyingMany parents of ADHD children come to us concerned about lying behaviours. With or without ADHD, lying is a normal stage of development for children. But, it does seem that many ADHD children tend to lie more than a "typical" child. Why is that?

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For Parents: How to get some perspective

If you're a parent of an ADHD child, you might be feeling a lot of mixed emotions. You love your child, but you're tired. You're frustrated. You often wonder if it will ever get any easier. And, if you're like many families who are struggling, these emotions might be impacting your parent/child bond. If this sounds familiar, one important step is to shift your perspective. It's easy to lose sight of the big picture when you're trying to keep your head above water. So, take these 3 thoughts to help you get back to safe land:

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