ADHD Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Treatment Options for Toddlers with ADHD

    Treatment Options for Toddlers with ADHD

    Early Intervention Services The Department of Human Services (at the local county health department) has a division entitled Early Intervention Services. They Early Intervention (EI) staff can help children with a variety of different needs from birth through the day before their third birthday. So, if a one or two-year-old is struggling with social-emotional deficits, […]

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    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn’t know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today more kids will live with a chronic medical condition in childhood than won’t. Read that again. It would be unbelievable if it weren’t so pervasive. Allergies, […]

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  • Fostering A Passioin for Reading

    Fostering A Passion for Reading

    Summer is almost upon us once again, and parents are beginning to plan for their children’s days without a school schedule. Dreams of long afternoons filled with family, friends, freedom and laughter fill students’ heads as they prepare to say good-bye to another school year and hello to summertime friends and social bonding. An academic […]

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  • Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential health effects of pesticides and herbicides, also fungicides, on our children.

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  • Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Every parent wants their child to be healthy.  One of the biggest barriers to this today is the fact they are born on planet Earth.  We humans have polluted this planet to such an extent that every baby born today almost certainly has more than one thousand (more likely many thousands) man-made chemicals in its […]

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  • Finding the good in ADHD, Part 5: Sensivity

    Finding the good in ADHD, Part 5: Sensivity

    [Sen-si-tiv-i-ty, adj. easily offended, embarrassed, and angered; hurt feelings from tone of voice; cares about others.] I’m 6’4” tall and weigh 250 pounds. I’m an amateur boxer. I lift weights. Oh, did I tell you that I’m also a sensitive guy? Yeah, you heard right; sensitive. Being sensitive can have a downside and an upside.

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  • Finding the good in ADHD, Part 4: Adaptability

    Finding the good in ADHD, Part 4: Adaptability

    [Ad-dapt-a-bil-i-ty adj. changes subject a lot; adjusts to different conditions; enjoys variety; eager to offer suggestions and assistance.] ADHD brains thrive within structured environments (the how, what and when), but absolutely can’t stand routines (doing things we already know how to do over and over). It’s important to understand the difference between the two and […]

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  • Finding the good in ADHD, Part 3: Resourcefulness

    Finding the good in ADHD, Part 3: Resourcefulness

    [Re-source-ful-ness, adj. looking at other student’s papers; asks lots of questions; blurts out answers before their called upon; impatiently takes matters into their own hands.]

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  • Finding the good in ADHD, Part 2: SENSE OF HUMOR

    Finding the good in ADHD, Part 2: Sense of Humor

    [Sense of hu-mor, n. points out funny actions, objects, and situations in classroom; laughs at weird moments; makes inappropriate comments; good at entertaining themselves.]

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  • Looking for the Good in ADHD, Part 1: High Energy

    Looking for the Good in ADHD, Part 1: High Energy

    As an ADHD lifer I am here to declare to you that there is more to ADHD than meets the eye. Unfortunately, because the negatives can be so disruptive at home and especially in the classroom, any positives that might exist can get lost in the negative’s glare. But don’t lose heart, there is good […]

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