The Most-Searched ADHD Topics of 2021

The ADHD-related terms most frequently searched on Google in 2021 I realize 2021 isn’t quite over, but I have ADHD and am very impatient. When I get an idea in my head, it has to happen right now, so you’re welcome. 10) Executive Dysfunction Executive functions enable us to plan for the future, focus our attention,Continue reading “The Most-Searched ADHD Topics of 2021”

Questions To Ask Prospective Schools

Considering moving your child to a new school? My advice? Take. Your. Time. If your child is unhappy at their current school, if you feel you have tried everything to work with that school to help them meet your child’s needs, or if you feel there is little chance of improvement, it may be timeContinue reading “Questions To Ask Prospective Schools”

The ADHD Iceberg Explained

What it means when we reference an ADHD iceberg or behaviour iceberg Human beings, and human behaviour, are highly complex. There is always much more going on beneath the surface.  We are very quick to assume a person’s intent based on the behaviour we observe.  When it comes down to supporting children, or dealing withContinue reading “The ADHD Iceberg Explained”

Mindfulness: ADHD Style

New Study Highlights Benefits of Mindfulness for ADHD Symptoms Practical and applicable research for people with ADHD. Really? Mindfulness helps people with ADHD? You don’t say! Alright, before you wax sarcastic on me, I have to tell you this: I dislike mindfulness. Or perhaps I did not find my limited experience with mindfulness exercises atContinue reading “Mindfulness: ADHD Style”

Shout-Out To My High-Maintenance Friends

Because valuing low-maintenance friends above others is some toxic-positivity, ableist B.S. My friends didn’t choose most of what makes them either high, low, or even medium-maintenance. Whether that be disability, trauma, neurodivergence, poverty, mental illness, or none of the above. A lot of the factors that make a person so-called high-maintenance are outside of theirContinue reading “Shout-Out To My High-Maintenance Friends”

Uncovering The Camouflage

A series about unmasking our authentic neurodivergent selves Masking Story Series We’ve published a number of stories on the topic of masking, and later unmasking, one’s neurodivergent characteristics and qualities. Masking is hiding our neurodivergent traits in order to fit in with the majority neurotypical society. The act of masking is different for everyone, the stress it takesContinue reading “Uncovering The Camouflage”

Yes, ADHD is Genetic

And no, ADHD is not caused by trauma.  Unfortunately, many people with ADHD have experienced trauma, and certainly trauma will exacerbate and worsen ADHD symptoms. Neither of those are the same thing as actually causing a neurodevelopmental disorder. I didn’t think I would need to write this article. I thought anybody who has read anyContinue reading “Yes, ADHD is Genetic”

I Prefer Blunt People

…And here I thought it was just a personal preference… I prefer blunt people. I’m referring to the characteristic of being forthright, straightforward, and candid — not slang for a joint you smoke. This is sort of a personal preference, but the more I learn about myself, the more I learn these things are notContinue reading “I Prefer Blunt People”

Education Planning

A compilation of my articles specific to education planning for neurodivergent students and students needing accommodations or adaptations in the classroom. Is Your Child’s IEP Useless? Children’s needs must come first. They have the right to accommodations that put them on a level playing field. The goal is to support them to be successful. ManitobaContinue reading “Education Planning”