By Dr. Anne Cooke For parents of the 6.1 million American children with ADHD, going back to school can be a major source of anxiety Impulsivity is a central feature of ADHD. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children who sleep more than nine hours a night and spend less than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Temma Ehrenfeld As video games grow in popularity, more parents are raising concerns about their impact on kids’ attention spans. Here’s what the latest research shows. yder was eleven when he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “One way he was coping with his busy mind was playing games,” his mother, Charlie, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carol Brady, PhD. Transitions can be difficult for kids with ADHD, who thrive on structure and familiarity. Here, six ways to make change less scary, from making sure they’re prepared to employing helpful technology. Life is filled with new adventures for young kids with ADHD. Change is always on the way, and our kids have […]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.
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.