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Learning to say NO: 6 tips to help curb over-commitment

image Despite being aware of the consequences of over-commitment, ADHD adults tend to have a difficult time saying no to others. In the moment, it can be all too easy to let the word ‘yes’ slip out.

We all know to ‘just say no’ to drugs. That’s an easy one. Most of us also know to ‘just say no’ to acid wash jeans and denim cut-off shorts for men. So why is it so hard, then, to wrap our heads around the idea that it’s also okay to ‘just say no’ to seemingly innocent requests that eat up your time and resources?...

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Adult ADHD: An Underrepresented Diagnosis

Below is a link to a really interesting article published recently in the Globe and Mail about how adult ADHD has not received nearly the same level of recognition as ADHD in children.

To pique your interest, here are a couple of statistics included in the article that really spoke to us:

“A 2006 U.S. study found that only about 10 per cent of adults with ADHD receive appropriate treatment"...

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6 Tips to Help Create the Ideal Study Space

If you or your child has an ADHD diagnosis, creating a personal study space that works for you is essential.

Homework time, study time, work time – they don’t have to be the most stressful times of the day. A little organization and preparation you can make the world of a difference in setting you up to succeed...

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25 Great things about having ADHD: For Parents

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD or attentional difficulties, parents often experience a sense of relief – they now have an answer to the struggles their child has been facing.

That being said, a diagnosis can also lead to feeling quite overwhelmed – it can be easy to get bogged down by all the negative aspects of symptoms and behaviour, and the road ahead of you might appear very long...

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Outbursts and meltdowns: ADHD children do well if they can

Outbursts, meltdowns, opposition…if you’re familiar with ADHD children – as a parent, teacher, or anything in between – you may be familiar with these types of behaviours. Perhaps a little too familiar.

These types of behaviours are challenging – they can be frustrating and confusing, and when confronted them you may feel the urge to join the child on the floor and cry...

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Why ADHD coaching works: The feedback loop

Why does ADHD coaching work?

For individuals with ADHD, coaching is about starting to believe in your abilities again, starting to learn why you do what you do, and saying, “Hey brain, I’m in control here.” We here at Springboard Clinic know all this – we know ADHD that coaching works and we know that it works well. But what exactly are we doing cognitively in this process?

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