EFD: Raise Self-Regulated Learners

With the best of intentions, parents often jump in to solve their child’s problems. It’s fast, easy, gets the job done, and enables the child to succeed at the task at hand. But it’s really the parent—not the child—who’s being… Read the rest

ADHD: A Family Affair

The complex dynamics of an ADHD household can be stressful, sometimes overwhelming, and often require a huge emotional commitment of time and energy. You know that your child with ADHD is different from his non-ADHD peers and that he doesn’t… Read the rest

The Father Factor

Fathers often have difficulty accepting that their child has learning differences. For some, the idea of having an “imperfect” child threatens their sense of competence or self-worth; for others—especially those who struggled with learning issues themselves—the thought that their DNA… Read the rest

Kids to Kids: Explaining ADHD

When kids are identified as having ADHD, they are often left in the dark about what that diagnosis means. They may be given a prescription for medication and a brochure entitled “What is ADHD?” But rarely are they provided with… Read the rest

ADHD, Boys & Social Challenges

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, specializes in working with boys who have ADHD. He views the condition as a developmental delay in executive functioning and emphasizes the importance of boys with ADHD learning compensatory skills and strategies to overcome social challenges. “It’s… Read the rest