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Parenting a Kid with ADHD: Focus on the Good

The marquis at my wellness center says, “Find the good and praise it.” – a quote by Alex Haley, most famous for authoring Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Even before I read this positive reminder on the larger-than-life sign, I have been telling myself to “focus on the good” when it comes to... Read more »

Help Build Confidence in Your Child

I wear many hats in a day: sister, friend, confidant, colleague, and educator.  And although I wear my educator’s hat for over eight hours a day, I always place my most important hat on first: mother. This is the hat that keeps me grounded, empathetic, sympathetic and always assessing what is best for my child—and... Read more »

When To Reach Out To Your Child’s Teacher

Your daughter is having a tough time navigating the social dynamics at school. Your son sometimes gets so frustrated with his reading homework that he’s brought to tears. When exactly should you reach out to your child’s teacher? Maybe it’s the fear of adding to a teacher’s already overworked schedule or leftover deference from my Catholic... Read more »

Youngest Kids in Class Prescribed More ADHD Meds

The youngest kids in the classroom are more likely to score lower on standardized tests -- and 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, a new study in Iceland has found.  The students whose birthday was near the cut-off for entrance to school were also a whopping 50 % more likely to be given medication for... Read more »

Do ADHD Kids Have “Dimmer Prospects” in Life?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between three and seven percent of school-aged children in the U.S. have ADHD. Child prescriptions for ADHD have climbed 50 percent in the last ten years. Many parents wonder, "If my child has this diagnosis today, will it affect him negatively as an adult?" While a new study points to... Read more »