Small boy looking intently at a smartphone screen. Is reducing blue light an effective ADHD interventions?
    ADHD and Blue Light Syndrome: Changing Sleep is Key to Changing Success at Home and at School

    Each year billions of dollars are spent in the US trying to improve the experience of children with ADHD and their parents. But one of the simplest and most effective ADHD interventions is often negle…

    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 ch…

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

    Dr. Greene's take on childhood diseases... 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 mo…

    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 …

    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 ef…

    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…

    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, d…

    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,…

    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.] (more…)…

    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.] (more…)…

    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 posit…

    ADHD, Immaturity, and Birth Month

    What a difference a day makes! Whether a child's birthday is the day before or the day after cutoff date for kindergarten enrollment changes odds that the child will be diagnosed with Attention Defici…

    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…
    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…

    If you had it to do over again, would you still give ADHD drugs to your child? About half of parents (52 percent) felt strongly that they would, according to a July 2010 survey of the parents of almos…

    What Can You Do To Protect Your Children’s Health From Environmental Exposures at School?

    If your children suffer from allergies, asthma, ADHD, hypersensitivity, cancer, diabetes, or a compromised immune system, then feel empowered and know that there are organization like greenschools, wh…

    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD
    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD

    According to a groundbreaking new study, preschoolers with gas appliances in their homes scored lower on cognitive tests and were more likely to have ADHD than their peers. Researchers visited the hom…

    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road
    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road

    Almost 40 million prescriptions were written last year for ADHD drugs in the US alone. Parents deserve to know if these drugs won't improve the long-term success of their children. They also deserve t…

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    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    ADHD and Obesity in Kids
    ADHD and Obesity in Kids

    The diagnosis of ADHD increased 100 percent in just a decade. The percentage of kids who are overweight increased 100 percent between 1980 and 2002 (and increased 200 percent in teens). Is there a lin…

    ADHD Drugs and Heart Monitoring
    ADHD Drugs and Heart Monitoring

    The American Heart Association (AHA) has released April 2008 recommendations for monitoring the hearts of all children taking stimulant drugs, such as those used to treat ADHD. Parents may also want t…

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats
    ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD is one of the most common behavioral and learning problems in childhood. It can affect the school experience, families, and friendships. It's often associated with other problems as well, includi…