Don’t underestimate children: They might just amaze you with their insight

There are so many moments when we’re inspired by the children who come in to Springboard Clinic. We often see them come up with the most amazing strategies for managing complex decisions – ones that you may never have expected or thought of on your own.

This is why it’s so vital that we don’t underestimate our young people. As adults, it’s so important that we empower children and give them a chance to dazzle us with their insight...

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Difficult Behaviours in ADHD Children: 3 essential questions to ask yourself when they happen

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If you have or work with ADHD children, you know that difficult behaviours can sometimes be par for the course.

About a month ago on the blog post Outbursts and Meltdowns: ADHD children do well if they can, we introduced you to child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, and his argument that children with behavioral or learning struggles are often “lacking skills, not motivation...”

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25 Great things about having ADHD: For Parents

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD or attentional difficulties, parents often experience a sense of relief – they now have an answer to the struggles their child has been facing.

That being said, a diagnosis can also lead to feeling quite overwhelmed – it can be easy to get bogged down by all the negative aspects of symptoms and behaviour, and the road ahead of you might appear very long...

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Outbursts and meltdowns: ADHD children do well if they can

Outbursts, meltdowns, opposition…if you’re familiar with ADHD children – as a parent, teacher, or anything in between – you may be familiar with these types of behaviours. Perhaps a little too familiar.

These types of behaviours are challenging – they can be frustrating and confusing, and when confronted them you may feel the urge to join the child on the floor and cry...

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Fun Things to do in Toronto this Summer (with ADHD children)!

There are hundreds – if not thousands – of lists available online that make suggestions for “fun things to do in Toronto” or “fun summer activities for your kids”. But which of these suggestions is actually realistic for you and your ADHD child? Sitting on a hammock watching the clouds go by? Nice sentiment, but likely won’t be as peaceful as people make it out to be...

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