Elisabeth Wilkins

Elisabeth Wilkins was the editor of Empowering Parents and the mother of an 10-year-old son. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including Mothering, Motherhood (Singapore), Hausfrau, The Bad Mother Chronicles, and The Japan Times. Elisabeth holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Youngest Kids in Class Prescribed More ADHD Meds

By Elisabeth Wilkins


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 »

How Old Is Too Old for Trick or Treating?

By Elisabeth Wilkins


I'm embarrassed to admit that I was 16 the last time I went trick or treating. In a half-hearted attempt at a costume, my best friend Colleen and I "dressed up" in pajamas in a blatant and rather craven  bid for candy. Toward the end of the evening, an exasperated woman sputtered, "Aren't you two a little old... Read more »

Do ADHD Kids Have “Dimmer Prospects” in Life?

By Elisabeth Wilkins


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 »

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