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Tell your ADHD Kid it Gets Better

Tell your ADHD Kid it Gets Better

If you're younger than me with ADHD, I just want you to know that it gets better. Hang in there.

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ADHD Kids and Depression

ADHD Kids and Depression

The sadness has a name and it's called depression. Kids get depressed too. Kids with ADHD might be sad more often. Just sayin'.

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Bullied at school and what to do about it

Bullied at school and what to do about it

Collin changed schools because he was being bullied for his ADHD. Here's his story, in his own words.

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Clara's List of 15 Ideas to Cure Boredom

Clara's List of 15 Ideas to Cure Boredom

Clara from Bridges Middle School shares her 15 ideas to cure boredom. Thanks Clara!

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Challenge to Parents of ADHD Kids

Challenge to Parents of ADHD Kids

Last summer , a mom connected with me over Facebook. Sherry was hurt and frustrated with how the system can fail kids who have ADHD. She wanted to challenge parents of ADHD Kids -- to share their stories on this blog and even with their local media, and to help teachers learn to help kids who have ADHD. Sherry Cassidy made my...

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ADHD Ski Racing

ADHD Ski Racing

Check out this blog from a student of Bridges Middle School - an independent school in Portland Oregon that works with kids who have learning differences.
In this post, Hunter tells us how he uses his ADHD to become a better ski racer.

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ADHD Kids Rock - How it started

ADHD Kids Rock - How it started

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...

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#ADHDKidsRock Turns 1 - A Look at Our Year

#ADHDKidsRock Turns 1 - A Look at Our Year

One year ago today I officially launched ADHD Kids Rock! WOW... I can hardly believe how much has happened over the past 12 months.

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Getting In Trouble at School

Getting In Trouble at School

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.

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I'm Bored

I'm Bored

Sometimes i get bored right in the middle of doing things. Being bored is tough -- how do you handle it?

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Luke's Story: Having ADHD doesn't mean something is wrong with me

Luke's Story: Having ADHD doesn't mean something is wrong with me

People get frustrated because we are very strong-willed and when we aren't challenged or interested we just don't do it.

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It's #BackToTheFutureDay: Here's My Message to my 12 Year Old ADHD Nerd Self

It's #BackToTheFutureDay: Here's My Message to my 12 Year Old ADHD Nerd Self

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.

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Kids with Dysgraphia and ADHD

Kids with Dysgraphia and ADHD

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. Here's my story of living with it and what I've learned to do about it. Be sure to share your strategies for dealing with Dysgraphia and ADHD in the comments at the bottom of the post.

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Sam's Story of Courage and ADHD

Sam's Story of Courage and ADHD

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.

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Terrified of School -- Can you relate?

Terrified of School -- Can you relate?

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.

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Telling my teachers I have ADHD

Telling my teachers I have ADHD

I want to get off to a good start this at school so I'm telling my teachers I have ADHD myself instead of my mom talking to them. Here's the note I wrote them -- maybe you can make your own version to explain your strengths and weaknesses to your teacher.

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The one binder rule

The one binder rule

I have an ADHD strategy to keep me on track at school called the ONE binder rule. It is my rule for staying organized.

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Wanted: Your ADHD Stories

Wanted: Your ADHD Stories

Connecting kids with ADHD was always on my mind. Like when I saw teachers being mean to other kids in my class and I knew those kids were going through the same things that I was.

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Going to College at Wayfinding Academy

Going to College at Wayfinding Academy

Students will be supported in discovering their own personal interests and learning in the way they learn best.

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ADHD and My Love/Hate Relationship with Sugar

ADHD and My Love/Hate Relationship with Sugar

I'm starting to think about food and how it makes me look and feel. I don't like how much sugar controls me. I'm calmer when i don't eat sugar, with or without my medication.

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What's Next for ADHDKidsRock?

What's Next for ADHDKidsRock?

THANK YOU all for contributing to Kickstarter as well as sharing it so much with your friends and family! We have lots of work to do now, and I hope we'll get lots of people helping and sharing! Here's the plan: what's next for ADHDKidsRock.

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How Unschooling Saved My Son’s Love of Learning—And My Sanity!     

How Unschooling Saved My Son’s Love of Learning—And My Sanity!     

Ever thought about quitting school? What do you think about kids being home schooled? One of the cool moms who connected with me on Facebook has decided to do just that -- she's one of a growing number of parents who are "unschooling" their kids at home.

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My ADHD Son is My Superhero

My ADHD Son is My Superhero

Embrace your superhero and celebrate his bright, shining gift. When he grows up, he’ll never forget who cheered him on… and who didn’t.

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A Teacher Who Cares About Kids with ADHD

A Teacher Who Cares About Kids with ADHD

Kids with #ADHD have really high drop-out rates. It's too easy for us to give up on our futures. Last summer, I met Ellen Berg -- an amazing teacher who teaches and encourages students with #ADHD every day. She's got the greatest attitude and a big list of useful strategies. Check it out!

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My Interview with #CBC Radio Early Edition

My Interview with #CBC Radio Early Edition

A few days ago, I was interviewed by the #CBC Early Edition radio show. In case you missed it, here's the link.

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Why Kids with #ADHD Need Swimming Lessons

Why Kids with #ADHD Need Swimming Lessons

I actually hate swimming lessons, they bore me to tears AND I'm doing them anyway. Because I lost my cousin who didn't stick with his swimming lessons.
My mom got me a private teacher this summer so I can at least get through the Red Cross program up to level 10. Then I'm doing my bronze cross and bronze medallion like my brother did last summer.

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Community, Adventure & Service: ADHD-Style

Community, Adventure & Service: ADHD-Style

Hey guys, I just got back from an amazing conference called the World Domination Summit. #WDS2015.  I've been really excited to tell you about it and wrote this before my mom and I drove home last night.   I met some amazing and inspiring people at WDS -- check out some of things I learned from them in my blog. ~...

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Girls have ADHD too

Girls have ADHD too

I am sharing her message in the hope that other teens, including girls, will realize this: you are not alone, you are not dumb, and together we can speak up about how we feel.

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I passed but my report card sucked

I passed but my report card sucked

Just got my report card in the mail and.... Good news -- I passed all my courses. Bad news -- some of them were pretty close to the line. Like really close. Seems no matter how hard I try or how supposedly "smart" I am, I don't do well sitting in a class for a year trying to tick off all the expected boxes to get...

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Making and Keeping Friends When You’re ADHD:

Making and Keeping Friends When You’re ADHD:

Communicate Your Expectations: A dear friend of mine, a duke of the ADHD kingdom is always late. I’m not talking in minutes; I’m talking in hours. My frustration would be at a 19 on a scale of 1-10. Finally I said, “I know this is hard, but when we get together, I expect you to be on time, or at least 15 minute late. If...

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