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This year, everything changed…

We switched schools, received a diagnosis of ADHD, started on medications, and discovered Mightier. While the new school and medication have been incredibly helpful and I cannot say enough good things about his teacher, we didn’t start to see a change until we started using Mightier…Mightier has opened up conversations about emotions in our home and we now feel safe and free to express ourselves in a way that honors our own and our family values.
— Mother of 9 year old boy

What is ADHD?

[Definition of ADHD:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD] includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Children with ADHD also may struggle with low self-esteem, self-control, troubled relationships and poor performance in school.

Source: Mayo Clinic

COMMON SYMPTOMS of ADHD:

+ Inattention

+ Hyperactivity

+ Impulsivity

+ Low self esteem

+ Outbursts

+ Increased problems at home and school

ADHD TREATMENT OPTIONS:

+ Therapy

+ Medication

Source: Mayo Clinic

 

Mightier & ADHD

 

How To Deal With ADHD Tantrums & Meltdowns

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The Best Toys for Kids With ADHD

The best toys for kids with ADHD inspire curiosity, stimulate imagination, offer new experiences, help kids develop life skills, and, most importantly, are just plain fun.  Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with symptoms that can...

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Homeschooling A Child With ADHD: Best Practices

Homeschooling is challenging under the best circumstances; throw in an ADHD diagnosis, and it can often feel like a task best left to experts. But here's the thing: regardless of your teaching experience, you are an expert––on your child. You are uniquely qualified to...

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7 Best Children’s Books About ADHD

Finding commonality with others is critical to feeling a sense of belonging among our peers, within our communities, and as part of the world. Feeling "normal" can be particularly challenging if you struggle with behavior or social skills as a result of ADHD or a...

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ADHD And Video Games: Do They Help Or Hurt Your Child?

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ADD vs. ADHD in Children: What’s The Difference?

ADD vs. ADHD in Children: What’s The Difference?

Many times ADD and ADHD are used interchangeably, but they shouldn’t be. Here’s why.   The History of ADD vs. ADHD In the mental health field, the ADD vs. ADHD conversation is not a new one. Over the years, mental health professionals have re-conceptualized the...

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