Immediate Gratification

Immediate Gratification: People with ADHD have a deal of difficulty with delayed gratification and general delay. Their minds move quite quickly and often jump to different ideas and agendas before the previous agenda is completed. In the classroom, this is manifested by both yelling out answers, forgetting responses and rules, and completing assignments very quickly.…

Inconsistent Effort

Inconsistent Effort: People with ADHD have much more difficulty maintaining consistent effort and motivation to tasks and activities that are not rewarding, stimulating and interesting to them. When bored or uninterested they have much more difficulty remaining on task and will often redirect their attention to other off task activities. Sustained attention is the true…

Eight Ways Parents Can Encourage Healthy Self-Esteem

The most important thing to remember about young people’s self-esteem is that healthy self-esteem is less about self-confidence than it is about self-accuracy. As a psychologist who works with children at Toronto’s Medcan clinic, I find that over-confidence can create as many self-esteem problems as under-confidence. So how does a parent provide children with a…