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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Parenting ADHD Children: The Whole-Brain Child

What is the Whole-Brain Child?

This is a concept introduced in a fascinating book called ‘The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind,’ written by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson.

The Message: Children’s brains are different from ours. For one...

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Nature Deficit Disorder: Prescribing nature to our children

Nature Deficit Disorder is a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. Louv’s hypothesis is that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

Springboard Clinic has long been a supporter of a holistic approach to health, coaching clients on how to incorporate physical activity, for example, into their daily routine. So, when we heard the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” for the first time we were intrigued.

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