OMG, the constant cacophony of chaos in my home makes me insane! My two ADHD children and my imaginative musical preschooler make for a great deal of noise. Between the chatter of blatant antagonism, the shrieks of irritable frustration, and the riotous laughter of play, the decibel level in my home is frequently a +10.
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Interestingly, a new study conducted at Nottingham University in the UK found that immediate rewards in the form of points in a video game had a similar effect on brain activity in kids with ADHD as stimulant medication does. Based on EEG results, the team found that both the rewards and the child’s usual dose of... Read more »
All children lie. There is a lying continuum and I think that some lying is a normal part of childhood. My 13-year-old son lies a tad more than your average child, but I believe he is still within that typical range. "Did you brush your teeth?" "Yes" "OK, should I check your toothbrush?" "Well, I... Read more »
No empty nesting for us! After twenty-six years of diapers, kindergarten, homework, first loves, heartbreaks, loud cars that were continually breaking down, college tuition, and weddings for our four children, my husband and I were ready for some down time, some alone time, and just plain fun time. That was not to be.
Instead, we are raising... Read more »
Who knew having a “GIFTED” child could be so challenging?
I knew my daughter had a gift…I mean she was really reading chapter books to me on her 4th birthday! And that is just one of the things my husband and I noticed. Her preschool teacher didn’t seem to notice her gift, but of course she... Read more »
This week, the news broke that there might be a link between pesticides and ADHD in kids.
Apparently, researchers tested children across the U.S. in the general population and found that those with higher levels of the breakdown products of organophosphates (a type of widely-used pesticide) in their urine were twice as likely to have ADHD.
This sentence in one article I read... Read more »
Earlier this year, my husband and I spent countless days, weeks and months wondering whether or not our son had ADD. We wrung our hands, consulted experts, fought with our son, and I ground my teeth down to the point that I needed root canal surgery. After the diagnosis of ADD was confirmed, we breathed a... Read more »
When it comes to your ADHD/ADD child and school, remember: you are your child's best advocate. I think to be a good advocate for your child, it's important to learn as much as you can about ADHD and how it affects your child at home, in school, and in social situations.
Many children with ADHD also... Read more »
My son is on the Autism spectrum and has ADHD. I always laugh and say he can intensely focus for short periods, then is easily distracted. He lives in the moment. Always. He questions statements regarding time and events. "In a minute" means in sixty seconds. He doesn't miss a... Read more »
For my children, hearing, listening, following directions, and(oh, let me just say it) compliance with others is like pulling teeth. (*Cringe*.)? There are many days when I feel like I've failed as a parent, and my kids are still so young. When you throw in their ADHD (and mine) into the mix, it makes for... Read more »