First Aid Tips for Parents

Knowing that the daily pressures of parenting a child with LD or ADHD can zap energy and fortitude, I found it necessary to develop some basic first aid for myself. I wrote this list years ago, pulling it out when… Read the rest

Burgeoning Screen Use

By Dave Sylvestro, with Eve Kessler, Esq. Electronic media fill our homes and classrooms. We have more TVs in our homes than people residing there.  Between 1999 and 2010, school-aged children’s exposure to screens and electronics more than doubled.  In… Read the rest

Teens + Driving + ADHD = Danger

It’s common knowledge that texting while driving is dangerous. But what happens when teens with ADHD text while driving? A dangerous situation becomes even more dangerous. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati recently tested the driving performance… Read the rest

Kids with ADHD Have Sleep Problems

According to a recent study, kids with ADHD have sleep problems. While that may be news to researchers, it simply confirms what many parents know from experience. Using polysomnography (a tool that evaluates brain activity and other measures of sleep… Read the rest

Worrying About Your Other Children

As a mother, I am a huge worrier. You would think I’m talking about my son—the one with the ADHD and Executive Dysfunction. However, that’s not the case. I am referring to my oldest daughter Madelyn. You know her type:… Read the rest