Tools to help manage ADHD: Pedal Desks

Does your child have ADHD? Check out the article Every School Should have Pedal Desks for Kids with ADHD posted on the Huffington Post Canada website. It talks about a pilot project in Brampton, where bicycle desks replaced traditional desks. They also introduced ideas like "regular yoga and dance breaks."

The pedal desk is an interesting idea, but we love the idea of non-traditional options at school that encourage movement! Exercise and movement is something we're seeing more and more as beneficial for children (and adults!) with ADHD.

ADHD Students: Preparing your Teen for College

Are you a parent of an ADHD student preparing to go to college or university? If so, you might be wondering about how to help them prepare for the transition. You might also worry about them going off on their own. Your teen likely has a lot of support both at home and at school right now, which will be a big change once they go away.

So, what can you do as a parent to prepare your teen for college?

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Working with a boss with ADHD

Do you have a boss with ADHD that you're having trouble working with? Open about their diagnosis or not, if your boss' symptoms are impacting your work, it's not ideal. For some ideas to rethink your approach, check out this article posted on Office Ninjas called 7 tips for working with your A.D.D. Boss. The article has some solid tips for communication that work well for an ADHD-style brain. One warning: The last tip is a risky move that we don't recommend unless you know FOR SURE your boss is okay with it.

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ADHD at Work: 10 ways to use your calendar strategically

calendarTime management is a common challenge with ADHD. For this reason, many individuals with ADHD rely on calendars to stay organized. But some people view calendars as a tool that they 'shouldn't have' to rely on. Whatever your opinion, calendars can be an important tool in the workplace as well as at home to help keep you on top of things.

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My child has ADHD - should I tell their teacher?

teacher and ADHD studentIf your child has ADHD, the question of what - if anything - to tell the school is a common one. Should you tell the teacher about the ADHD diagnosis? Is it in your child's best interest for the school to know?

Disclosing an ADHD diagnosis is personal, but our bias is toward telling the school. Here's why we think it's important for the teacher to know about your child's ADHD:

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