3 tips for bringing a little "peace and joy" into your holiday season

Holiday stress and ADHDThe holiday season can be busy and stressful at times. We always talk about this time of year as a time to slow down and be with those who are near and dear to us. It is a time where we can reminisce about the magic we experienced as children, and as a community step away from the grind of the everyday. But, if we are honest about it, the holiday season often comes with a lot of highs and lows.

Here are 3 tips to think about as you navigate your family holiday season:

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10 Ideas for Family Fun during the Holidays!

As the holidays approach, children and parents alike are looking forward to some time off. Not only that, children with ADHD often experience challenges at school, and because of this are often told what to do, what not to do...no wonder they need a break!

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Check out this TEDx talk: Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story

In the video below, Jessica McCabe talks about the story of her life living with ADHD. She talks about her journey of self discovery, and going from blaming herself for her failures to understanding the source of her challenges. She also talks about learning to understand how her ADHD brain works and developing strategies to move forward. Jessica learned to "recognize and appreciate [her] own strengths, ones that [she] couldn't see when [she] was just staring at [her] weaknesses..."

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3 Tips for staying ahead of "Winter Blues"

winter and ADHDAs the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it can be challenging to stay on top of routines and healthy lifestyle habits. As you can imagine, this can not only play a role in our daily productivity, but can greatly impact your mood. Since we know that individuals with ADHD have a tough time with routines at the best of times, here are 3 tips to stay on top of things and stay ahead of the "winter blues"...

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Got ADHD? Get moving!

Exercise and ADHDWe've talked before about the benefits of exercise in helping manage symptoms of ADHD (here and here). And, based on our our experience, we've seen how adding regular movement-oriented activities can improve mood and focus.

But why is exercise so helpful?

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