With the arrival of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in our city and province it is natural to have some fears and anxieties about the unknown. Our regular routines have been disrupted. Many people are now working from home, children are not in school, and we adjust to the new reality of social distancing and self-isolating. In addition to our day to day changes, we see the provincial economy and world markets take a sharp downturn. We also don’t know what the future will hold at this point. When will we be able to return to work, when will children be able to attend school and when will the social distancing measures ease? What will our world look like in months or years from now? How can we slow the spread of the virus and what will be the impact of this global pandemic? Disruption and uncertainty can cause anxiety and our minds may easily shift to catastrophic thinking. Here are some tips to ensure balance in our lives and a way to manage our anxiety during these uncertain times.
It is possible that you anticipated the ADHD diagnosis when you decided to move forward with an assessment. You may have noticed your child’s difficulty paying attention to directions, troubles completing homework, forgetfulness, and struggle organizing belongings. Your child’s teacher may have also noticed similar problems in class for some time. However, the ADHD diagnosis may have been a surprise and left you feeling alarmed. In any case, and we need time and mental space to understand what ADHD means for our child’s life. (more…)