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Emotional Maturity and Children with ADD
What three words shouldn't you use with kids who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Don't tell them to "act your age." They don't have the same social-emotional age as their peers who share the same birth year. Find out why! What are the implications for their lives?
Better Nutrition Helps ADD
Limiting the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder takes a multi-modal approach. Nutrition is one thing that you can control. Make your creativity work for you! Design an eating plan that satisfies your body's needs, reduces ADD symptoms, while it also helps you enjoy your meals.
Diagnosing Attention Deficit Disorder with MRI
The fact that there is not a single test for Attention Deficit Disorder is an issue in the minds of many doctors and members of the public who think that it is an imaginary disorder. How can using MRI to look at brain iron levels change that perception?
Adult Recovery from ADD
What causes adults, who were diagnosed as children with Attention Deficit Disorder, to "recover" from the disorder? Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied 35 adults to discover why 13 of them still had ADD. What did they find out?
Taking a Road Trip with ADD
Planning is the key to taking a road trip when you have Attention Deficit Disorder. Research, a calendar, lists, and a safe place to keep your planning tools will help to smooth your road. Don't let the inattentive side of ADD derail your wonderful trip. Let your ADD creativity come to the fore!
Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!
Stimulant Meds and Lower Smoking Rates with ADD
Does taking stimulants to improve focus for kids with Attention Deficit Disorder cause a child to abuse substances? A study found the opposite appears to be true. There is a strong association between lower smoking rates and effective treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder with stimulant drugs.
College Graduation and ADD
Congratulations! You are graduating from college! Your road has not been smooth. However, you persevered, learned to plan, and found your own study style. Because you cared and worked hard, you are graduating. Let's collect all of that learning to get you ready for your big launch into the world.
Setting Limits and ADD
Setting limits is an effective way to discipline children with Attention Deficit Disorder. It can be thought of as a statement that says, "If you do this, then this will be the result." The child knows what will happen. He can depend on the parental response.
Against Punishment for Kids with ADD
What's the difference between punishment and discipline? What are the long-term effects of punishment? How does setting limits affect discipline? What does all of this have to do with Attention Deficit Disorder?
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