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From Being Bullied to Making Friends

From Being Bullied to Making Friends

My word of advice is don't give up, there's someone like you and I found the person who was like me and similar. I'm still surrounded today by those same people and I enjoy their company so much because it makes me feel like I'm cared for and not being harassed.

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Teachers don't leave kids with ADHD out

Teachers don't leave kids with ADHD out

I realize this can be a tall order especially when it feels like one or two kids get all the attention.  If you work on this over the year and build trust eventually even the most frustrating kid will be someone you are really proud to take anywhere.  

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I got fired and what I learned from it

I got fired and what I learned from it

Similar to school I would start off in September all focused and excited to start a new year. After a few weeks the excitement would turn to routine and by the middle of the third month I pretty much was bored out of my mind.  Same thing has been happening with work.

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Summer camps not all Fun and Games for kids with ADHD

Summer camps not all Fun and Games for kids with ADHD

Camps can be great when you have a plan. I loved the games when the entire camp played together and building forts in the forest for hours and I loved coming home. Talk to your kid, listen and together everyone will have a great summer.

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Tonight I graduate

Tonight I graduate

Today is the last day I will be a high school student.  On  June 22,2017 I wrote my last exam and my high school career has now officially ended.  This made me want to stop and share a bit about how I feel right now before the big event. Tonight I graduate I did it. Against all odds including being kicked out of school in...

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How to avoid fights

How to avoid fights

Let losers figure things out for themselves, you don't have to be part of their story.

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“I wish every ADHD kid knew this:”

“I wish every ADHD kid knew this:”

Remember, we have this ADHD thing for our whole lives and we might as well embrace it now, stop fighting, ask for help and figure out how to grow up with it.

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Why Video Games are More Helpful Than You May Think... for kids with ADHD

Why Video Games are More Helpful Than You May Think... for kids with ADHD

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...

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Forget about Forgetfulness... do we all make this ADHD mistake?

Forget about Forgetfulness... do we all make this ADHD mistake?

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.

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8 Tips to a Successful Start of the School Year with ADHD

8 Tips to a Successful Start of the School Year with ADHD

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.

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How to Avoid Boredom and Get More From Your Summer

How to Avoid Boredom and Get More From Your Summer

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...

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5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Money

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Money

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...

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How To Follow Through on Big Scary Goals

How To Follow Through on Big Scary Goals

I learned that if I want something big like my Chief Scout Award I need to let the adults in my life know and ask for help to get there.

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Is it True that Pokemon GO is Fun AND Helpful??

Is it True that Pokemon GO is Fun AND Helpful??

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...

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What Kids with ADHD Really Think... and How they Can Help Each Other

What Kids with ADHD Really Think... and How they Can Help Each Other

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...

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Gaining Confidence at School

Gaining Confidence at School

My confidence level is changing this year and for the first time in forever I'm starting to feel like I fit in and have some control over my own life. It started slowly and like a warm blanket and I'm really liking the feeling.

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One of a Kind: An 8-Year-Old's Take on ADHD

One of a Kind: An 8-Year-Old's Take on ADHD

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 jeff@adhdkidsrock.com. We love sharing the stories we get from ADHD Kids and families. ~ jeff I am 8 years old...

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On Break!

On Break!

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...

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Making friends when you have ADHD

Making friends when you have ADHD

One of the really hard challenges with having ADHD for lots of us is making friends. Kids with ADHD get a lot of negative attention and are labeled bad.
Things get better as we get older...

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A Girl with A Blog - ADHD Role Model

A Girl with A Blog - ADHD Role Model

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.

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What's Good about ADHD?

What's Good about ADHD?

There are some pretty inspiring words in this guest post. You know what? Kree's right - there's a major upside to ADHD. Do you know what's good about ADHD? Share it with us!

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Stressed out at School and needing to come Home

Stressed out  at School and needing to come Home

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,...

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ADHD Isn't an Excuse

ADHD Isn't an Excuse

Life is hard and it may not always be ok, but if you have hope, and keep moving forward, you'll find life can be a pretty great thing. After being bullied at school, Mikaylee had the courage to tell someone. She was able to find a better school to move to.

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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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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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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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