If you're wondering whether spending time with video games and online friends is a good idea, they're actually more helpful for ADHD kids than you may think. The internet gives us a place to make friends where we are not judged. One of my closest friends is in California -- a 2-day drive from where I live. He's a best bud. We met...Read More
My experience of having ADHD comes with forever losing things. In grade 7, my teacher was so angry that I forgot my pencil she would send me to the office and eventually I was kicked out of her class and eventually that school. I had been to the office 24 times in 3 months.Read More
While it is true that having ADHD can be hard at school, I have found some tricks to help make it easier. It's important that we talk to our teachers so that they know how to help us.Read More
It's finally summer, even though the weather may not always feel like it for me here in Langley. While summer is exciting at first, it can get boring. While school is out, sometimes it's hard to know what to do with all my time. I think the worst mistake ADHD Kids can make is letting themselves get bored, unmotivated and depressed...Read More
Most kids struggle to save money. It's hard for us to see the big picture and how saving now will be worth it when we get older. ADHD can be an added challenge when trying to address kids' typical poor spending habits. When we want something now, we want it now! (Am I right?) When we're growing up, kids are often asked if our...Read More
What's all this hype about Pokemon GO?? If you haven't started playing Pokemon GO already then you need to fix that. It is an amazing excuse to go outside and do some exploring. For anyone who doesn't know, Pokemon GO is a mobile game where you basically walk around your neighbourhood catching Pokemon. It's as simple as that. It's a...Read More
Listen in as two ADHD Kids share what they think about living with it. This conversation happened last year on ADHDKidsRock.com. I want to share this with the community so parents understand what's really going on. Names have been changed to protect our identities. MY name is Keran. I have ADHD. It really isn't fun. No one knows i...Read More
Here's a really fun post from one of our readers -- 8-year-old Trinity ADHD. You'll see she's learned a thing or two about being confident in herself. If you want to share your ADHD story with us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love sharing the stories we get from ADHD Kids and families. ~ jeff I am 8 years old...Read More
Yah! It's finally Spring Break and I have big plans. I had a bunch of friends over to start the break. For the next several days, I am going to stop working on my blog, stop working on my school work, and focus on taking some serious time off. Ahh... the good life. :) I know some of you have breaks at different points in...Read More
Sometimes my team connects with amazing people through my website. Recently, we were contacted by Claire Gammon -- a young ADD fashion blogger and model. She's been blogging for just over a year, and it's opened up other opportunities for her.
Claire hopes to inspire other ADHD Kids to step just a little out of their comfort zones and write about their passion.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I was so stressed out at school that I left right in the middle of the day. Gone. Home. Have you ever felt so stressed, bored or frustrated at school that you were going to explode? Going home was literally my last resort strategy, but I just couldn't handle it anymore. I didn't have an angry explosion,...Read More
Hey, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I hope you'll write me some comments and tell me what you're thankful for. What's made a difference in your world this year? I'm thankful for YOU. And I wouldn't have had a chance to connect with so many of you if no one had cared to ask me what my own dream was. So I'm...Read More
On Tuesday we were playing a stupid game called "Knuckles." The game was dumb and we should have considered our environment before playing it.
I ended up making a big mistake and getting into trouble at school. Again.
But this time it was different. Here's what happened.
People get frustrated because we are very strong-willed and when we aren't challenged or interested we just don't do it.Read More
But when it comes to being 12, on this planet, not much has changed. And when you were ADHD like I was, it was a bit harder, a bit more awkward.Read More
Sam shared his speech from Grade 5 on the forum -- in it he explained how he feels about his ADHD. I think he speaks for a lot of us, in his feelings of frustration and hopefulness. After he shared his speech, he got some great input from another ADHD family who had helped their son through a similar situation.Read More
There are so many things teachers can do to make life better for kids with ADHD in their classroom. First especially now at the beginning of the school year it to get to know them. Find out what they like and who their friends are, then help them with those friendships. And kids - hang in there. You are not alone.Read More