Category: ADD/ADHD

Manage ADHD by Developing Skills

Manage ADHD by Developing Skills

You can’t manage ADHD with drugs alone. Anyone who has ever parented one of the 6 million children in the United States age 4-17 diagnosed with the condition knows that. But with school now back in session, frustrated parents and their children may be asking […]

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget spinners have been wildly popular since they burst on the scene in December 2016. Touted as a way to alleviate anxiety and the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, spinners have also created not a little controversy. Teachers have had to […]

This is How Much Sleep Kids Need to Be Healthy

This is How Much Sleep Kids Need to Be Healthy

How much sleep do kids need to be at their best? It’s a question parents struggle with when their children beg to sleep just a little longer on school days. Letting them sleep in means letting them be tardy for school. But letting them sleep […]

Ten Top Misconceptions About ADHD

Ten Top Misconceptions About ADHD

Misconceptions about ADHD abound, despite the fact that at least 1 in 20 U.S. children are affected. These misconceptions about ADHD make it more difficult to identify and treat the condition, with the result that some children and adults go undiagnosed and untreated. Here are […]

Melatonin for Kids: Is it Safe

Melatonin for Kids: Is it Safe

Melatonin is a hormone that helps us know when to sleep and when to be awake. At night, our brains make and release more melatonin and this makes us sleepy. When the sun comes up, the brain slows its production and release of melatonin, so […]

Immunization Debate: Do You Say Yes to Vaccines?

Immunization Debate: Do You Say Yes to Vaccines?

Immunization Awareness Month is upon us which means we wake up the sleeping beast: the debate for and against vaccination. There’s a lot of hot feeling on either side of the debate which is only natural. These are our children we’re talking about and their […]

Nutrient Dense Diet: The New Old Way to Eat

Nutrient Dense Diet: The New Old Way to Eat

Nutrient dense diet tips flood the web. It’s the new way to eat. But actually, it’s the old way to eat. It’s how people ate in the days before sodium-laden, sugar-laden, fat-heavy processed foods. And it’s how we’d eat now if we weren’t so lazy. […]

Celiac Disease: Does Your Child Get Sick from Gluten?

Celiac Disease: Does Your Child Get Sick from Gluten?

Celiac disease is an incurable autoimmune condition in which eating foods with gluten can cause damage to the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac eat foods containing this protein, their bodies respond by launching an […]

Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Is This What Your Child Has?

Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Is This What Your Child Has?

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD) or (NVLD), also called Nonverbal Learning Disability, is a brain-based developmental difficulty with nonverbal skills. The term that describes this deficit is confusing, because one might think NLD describes a child who is “nonverbal” and therefore has trouble with words. Actually, […]

When to Keep Your Child Out of Special Education

When to Keep Your Child Out of Special Education

If your child is struggling in school and isn’t reaching key developmental milestones, as a parent, you want to do anything within your power to help. You want your child to progress in school, to feel academic success. High academic achievement is linked to high self esteem and […]