Eliminating Food Dyes from the Family Diet

By Eve Kessler Do you see a connection between your child’s behavior and what she eats? Numerous controlled studies have concluded that food dyes can worsen behavior in some children with and without ADHD. According to Dr. Joel Nigg, a… Read the rest

Raising Teen Boys with ADHD

The journey from adolescence to independence can be a long and bumpy road for teen boys: they’re dealing with rapidly changing bodies, emerging feelings of sexuality, and establishing a sense of self-worth while managing increased academic demands and complex social… Read the rest

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