Mother's Day with ADHD: How to Keep it Happy!

Mothers Day and ADHDMother's Day is coming up on Sunday, which means you still have time to pull something together for your mother, the mother of your children...or really any special mother in your life. Now is the perfect time to tell them how much you appreciate them and all the work that they do. Parenting is tough (duh!), but particularly tough if ADHD is somewhere in the family...and sometimes that fact goes under-appreciated or unnoticed.

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Coming to Terms with your Child's ADHD Diagnosis

Just Diagnosed - Coping with your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, is a short but sweet article written by "ADD/ADHD Expert" Keath Low at About Health, that speaks to the mixed emotions that can come with your child being given an ADHD diagnosis. We love the message of how natural and normal it is to go through a range of emotions going through the process of an assessment and diagnosis, and understanding what that means for your child and your family. Check it out!

Learning Self-Control: New Lessons from Cookie Monster

cookieNot too long ago we posted a Sesame Street video where Cookie Monster was singing about waiting for his cookies and learning self-control. It was a great reminder of how tough learning self-control can be as a child (and let's be honest, it can be tough as an adult as well!). 

Well, it looks like Cookie Monster has been learning even more about self-control lately, so we thought we would share some new videos.

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OT Strategies for ADHD: Calming Jars

In honour of Occupational Therapy (OT) month this month, we asked our resident OT expert Meghan Badun for a fun activity for children with ADHD who may need help calming down during stressful situations. Using her expertise with sensory issues and keeping in mind how many individuals with attention issues do well with ‘hands on’...

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Parents of ADHD teens: Watch this video about the teenage brain

If you’re a parent of an ADHD teen (or any teen for that matter), check out the video below about the teenage brain.

Presented by psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel - a psychiatrist, author, and expert in interpersonal neurobiology - the video gives amazing insight into the changes in the structure of the brain that occur during adolescence. The teenage years are more than just a period of immaturity, it is a necessary period of development in helping prepare teens to get ready to leave home. 

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