By Melissa Healy What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible. New research supports that worry, suggesting that teens who spend more time toggling among a growing number of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with neurobehavioral disorders like ADHD, Learning Disorders and Asperger’s often get out of sorts when they do not know what comes next. The school year typically lends itself to a consistent and predictable schedule at school and at home. When summer break hits, families tend to relax their normal schedules, which can result in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD Ah…summer vacation. It’s so very nearly here. Our children and their teachers are counting down the days until the final bell rings. They’re dreaming of holidays down the shore or in the Pokies, and other equally magical places Parents are planning for summer holidays, too, but for those of children […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James Lake, MD Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding of risks associated with their long-term use have led to increasing acceptance of many complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Surveys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.