ADHD Persists Into Young Adulthood in 90% of Cases

Although ADHD symptoms may fluctuate over a patient’s life, symptoms often persist into adulthood. I believe consistency and structure help greatly to manage symptoms of distraction, impulsivity and volatility. Exercise, nutrition, habit forming behaviors, social support, and mindfulness are some of the ways I see my clients build success with ADHD. — Read on http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/adhd/adhd-persists-into-young-adulthood-90-cases/

Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine

Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result of our brains getting hooked on the neurotransmitter associated with pleasure. — Read on http://www.wsj.com/articles/digital-addictions-are-drowning-us-in-dopamine-11628861572

Important Fourth Grade Social Skills

Why It’s Important: Conflict resolution is a skill that takes constant practice and refinement. Up until this stage, your child may not have been able to approach a problem and propose a solution without the help of an adult. Being able to start a conversation with a peer or a teacher about an issue withContinue reading “Important Fourth Grade Social Skills”

Anger Management for Kids: Dr. Hallowell’s Advice for Parents

“Anger should be like a sneeze: It clears the passageways and is over,” says Dr. Ned Hallowell. Here are his anger-management strategies for kids with ADHD. — Read on http://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/anger-management-for-kids/

Children’s screen time doubled during pandemic – and hasn’t changed much since – Study Finds

Here is the latest research on screen time. Let me give a quick synopsis of what I have been hearing from many families. One of the issues I have worked with parents on is navigating screen time boundaries for their kids. Many families were reporting great progress with consistent boundaries and structure in their homes.Continue reading “Children’s screen time doubled during pandemic – and hasn’t changed much since – Study Finds”

How To Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy And Kindergarten – Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Here on this blog, I am trying to find content that will actually help readers based on the daily challenges I hear from my clients. Here is an interesting take on organization. Want to know how to get organized? Here’s advice from an expert. And strangely enough, her system comes from ancient philosophy and kindergartenContinue reading “How To Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy And Kindergarten – Barking Up The Wrong Tree”