Does your ADHD Child have Difficulty Making and Keeping Friends?

One concern that we often hear from parents when it comes to their ADHD child is the fact that they seem to have difficulty making and keeping friends.

This is not uncommon – for a number of potential reasons, children with ADHD often experience difficulties in their relationships with peers. As a parent this can be heartbreaking to witness, particularly because it often feels out of your control to help...

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Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD

Today is “National Child Day” in Canada – a day that “marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.” While you may not be interested in reading the actual document, the sentiment behind National Child Day is an awesome one. It is about “celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.”

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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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