ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, impacts how our brains work and how we experience our emotions. ADHD can be an amazing superpower, letting us experience emotions deeply and think creatively. ADHD can also make it hard to stay organized, follow directions, and think clearly when we’re excited, overwhelmed or frustrated. If we become aware of how our ADHD impacts us, we can use it to our advantage. These cards are developed to help us notice how ADHD impacts us and how we can feel in control of it.
Use these cards to spark conversation with your child about ADHD and how it impacts them in different ways. Take turns picking cards and answering prompts. To encourage sharing, listen intently to children’s answers, validate their experiences, and ask them to share more. Your participation helps model emotional awareness and acceptance for children. Heads up! Throughout the deck are several challenge cards that are both silly and serious. These help kids practice skills and engage with emotional topics in an experiential, playful way.
Mightier Conversation Cards put a playful twist on social-emotional learning. Developed by psychologists and clinical social workers trained at Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, Mightier Conversation Cards are grounded in evidence-based techniques. They put play, experiential learning, and relationship building at the heart of every moment. This downloadable PDF is a sampling of Mightier’s full Conversation Cards about Anger deck, available through Amazon.
Note from Mightier Clinicians
Talking about difficult emotions and practicing calming strategies is one way to help children develop emotional regulation skills and improve their overall emotional wellbeing. Learn more about how Mightier Games help children build emotional strength here.