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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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ADHD Friendly Goal Setting: When SMART goals aren’t quite smart enough…

When it comes to goal setting and ADHD, SMART goals are important, but we think there’s more to it…

First of all, whether or not you’ve heard of SMART goals before, you’ve likely been told at one point that you’re much more likely to accomplish a goal when it’s clearly defined. What we mean by this is that you’re much more likely to get to the gym if you set out a goal to “go to the gym at my school once a week after class for a month” versus if you say you’re going to “start going to the gym.”

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ADHD Awareness Week: What is it all about?

Some of you may or may not be aware, but this week is ADHD Awareness Week (see what we did there?). Running from October 14th to 22nd, this is a week dedicated to promoting understanding, advocacy, and support for ADHD and those who may be affected by it. This is a very important cause – the ADHD community’s understanding of the disorder has changed and evolved tremendously in the last 20 years, and much of the general public has yet to catch up with this understanding...

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Book Review: ‘Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents’

For those who keep up with our blog, you have hopefully noticed that the past few weeks have been dedicated to our version of book reports. We did this partly in solidarity with those of you who have been thrown back to the books this school year. Mostly though, we thought that since we’ve come across so many books related to ADHD over the years, it would be a shame if we didn’t share the knowledge with you...

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