The Nature Fix: Nature and ADHD symptoms

nature and ADHDSpending time outside is an important part of balanced wellness for everyone. But did you know that many studies have shown that spending time outdoors has a positive impact on ADHD symptoms in children, youth and adults? This could be going on a camping trip, taking a walk around the block, or even sitting in your own backyard for a few minutes. Whatever you do, exposure to green spaces seems to have the potential to improve concentration and impulse control. Not sure where to start? This helpful little list of nature inspired ideas can point the way right out the front door!

Repost: ADHD Medication and "Drug Holidays"

The concept of a “drug holiday” for ADHD children is a controversial one. It used to be a common recommendation during the summer months, but lately more ADHD professionals are realizing that taking away a child’s ADHD medication is like telling them that focus is only important at school.

If you think about it, your child needs to be able to focus when riding a bicycle down a busy street, spending time with other children at day camp, and learning responsibilities at home.

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Why we look for the good in ADHD coaching

As part of Springboard Clinic's coaching model, we always start sessions by asking "what went well" in the last week. Even if you had what feels like the worst week ever, we won't let you get away with jumping into the negatives. We always start with the good.

So why do we do that? Why is it so important to focus on the good in coaching?

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When ADHD coaching doesn't work

ADHD coaching can be a worthwhile and valuable investment. It gives support, structure, and accountability to help you define goals and move forward. It helps you step back, reflect on progress, and re-calibrate your focus. All from the perspective of understanding ADHD and what that means for you.

In our blog 'ADHD Coaching: How to get the most out of treatment', we talked about when ADHD coaching works. But what about when ADHD coaching doesn't work? Why is it not effective for some people?

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