ADHD Students: Programs to help the Transition from High School to College

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If you're a student about to start college or university and have ADHD, it's important to think now about the transition. Yes, it's summer, but there are so many things to consider! And, many schools in Ontario actually have programs designed to help you with this. 

Many schools are realizing how much support students need to adjust to the big change from high school to college. For example, after high school, it's up to you to navigate the system and get your own accommodations set up. But how are you supposed to know where to start?

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Parenting and the Power of Self-Acceptance

Are you a parent of a child with ADHD? Do you sometimes feel like you're at the end of your rope? Are you trying to be consistent, trying to empathize with your child...but sometimes it feels like too much? How can a parent expect to be calm, cool, and collected all the time?

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ADHD and Self-Esteem: How to Boost your Child's Self-Esteem

self esteem and ADHDMany children with ADHD also struggle with low self-esteem. These are kids who might be having trouble in school. They might be disruptive in class, and getting negative reactions from their teachers. They might have trouble making and keeping friends. They might be a little bit different, and people don't always understand how unique and awesome they are. Because of this, these children might start identifying themselves in negative ways. They see themselves as "bad" or "stupid" or "lazy." Whatever the label, it doesn't feel good.

So how can you, as a parent, boost your child's self-esteem? Here are some ideas to keep in mind:

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7 tips for working from home with ADHD

Working from home with ADHDWorking from home is a great option for many people with ADHD. You can be more flexible with your time and there are fewer workplace distractions. But this can also open up a new set of challenges. With ADHD, self-directed work can be a struggle, so working from home isn't quite as easy as you'd think! Here are some common challenges when working from home with ADHD, and 7 tips to help manage these challenges:

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