Back to School and ADHD: New Research Adam Shapiro, ContributorRead this to uncover the story. HuffPost | The following is a guest blog by Dr. James Greenblatt. The practice of medicine is amazing, insightful and powerful—when it’s accurate. When it relies on falsehoods or incorrect interpretations, it leads patients and their families down rabbit holes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Healthwise Staff Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have difficulty in school, because their symptoms—inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity—get in the way of learning. Success in school is important for the development of healthy self-esteem and confidence. You can help your child succeed in school by: Working with teachers and other school personnel. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard If you’re a mom with ADHD, the words “back to school” can make you quiver with anxiety. They elicit visions of endless papers to sign, car pools to remember, and homework assignments to help with. Also, you may have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who has organizational problems of his […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Colleen Kimmett r. Rebecca Carey admits to being a little embarrassed about what her son, Mark, eats every day. Hamburger patties for breakfast, or bacon. A pack of raisins and a cookie for lunch; a turkey and cheese sandwich “if I’m lucky,” says Carey, but it usually comes back home. His favorite dinner is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kathy Ehrich Dowd He’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, but don’t think for a second that growing up as Michael Phelps was easy. The 31-year-old swimming superstar —and new father — opened up about his struggles with ADHD in a new video for the Child Mind Institute‘s Speak Up for Kids campaign, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Achieving independence is a primary developmental goal of adolescence. Your teenager will experience this urge as strongly as his peers without ADHD, but his or her impulsivity, inattention, and aspects of delayed maturity may mean moving slower toward this goal. Specifically, you may need to: Remove loss of privileges in response to a broken rule. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Patricia Quinn, M.D. It’s one thing to be a parent to a child with ADHD, but when you also have the condition, it ups the stakes. Learn why self care, checking in with your kids regularly, and setting household rules will keep you sane. Being the mother of a child with ADHD is not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Reading comprehension can sometimes be a challenge for students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In order to comprehend reading material a student must be able to recognize and decode words, sustain attention and effort while reading, effectively utilize working memory, and process information in an efficient and timely manner. For more information […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Larry Silver, M.D. Important considerations when pondering a “drug holiday” for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD). Parents often ask me whether their kids really need to take ADHD medicine during the summer. Many hope that a summer break from stimulants will help their children eat more and gain a few inches […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Florence Williams Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them. By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.