Surviving back to school with ADHD: 3 tips for parents

back to school ADHDFor some families with ADHD, back to school time is a blessing. The children are back on a schedule (and out of the home!), and for many parents it feels like a fresh start. For other families, back to school time can be stressful for many reasons we won't get into here.

Whatever your opinion of this time of year, here 3 tips to keep in mind as September approaches:

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ADHD adults might make better entrepreneurs

We recently found a great article on the Entrepreneur website: Those with ADHD Might make better entrepreneurs. Here's why.

At Springboard Clinic we see many successful adults who have ADHD and are entrepreneurs. Many individuals with ADHD tend to gravitate toward the flexibility of entrepreneurship. But, as the article says, entrepreneurs with ADHD may actually be more successful because of the way their brain works, not in spite of it! Check it out!

Repost: A 2-step process to help you relax this summer!

For those without ADHD, the summer months stretching ahead often conjure up images of lying on a beach and soaking in the sun – the ultimate form of relaxation. Ask anyone with ADHD, though, and many will tell you that these very same images invoke quite the opposite reaction. In fact, some might say that lying on a beach can be downright stressful – they don’t enjoy sitting still, and often get bored and restless when doing so.

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Repost: ADHD Medication and "Drug Holidays"

The concept of a “drug holiday” for ADHD children is a controversial one. It used to be a common recommendation during the summer months, but lately more ADHD professionals are realizing that taking away a child’s ADHD medication is like telling them that focus is only important at school.

If you think about it, your child needs to be able to focus when riding a bicycle down a busy street, spending time with other children at day camp, and learning responsibilities at home.

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