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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Springboard Clinic on CBC's The Nature of Things: ADHD in Adults

Last week, CBC's The Nature of Things with David Suzuki aired ADHD: Not Just for Kids. The episode - focusing on ADHD in adults - featured our own Dr. Ainslie Gray, and we couldn't be more proud of her! Check out the full video in the link.

A quote from the episode's description: "People with ADHD are often the adventurers, the ones willing to take risks, and thus are an important part of our social fabric. ADHD: Not Just For Kids tries to show that children and adults alike can transform their ADHD from a functional shortfall into a strength. It just needs to be recognized in the first place."

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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