Premies, Low Birthweight, and ADHD

Following a review of 12 studies involving more than 1,700 participants, researchers have concluded that premature babies and those that born at low birthweight are more likely to develop ADHD than full-term, healthy-sized newborns. Why this is the case is… Read the rest

Calm Parenting Reduces ADHD Behaviors

If you feel as if nothing you do helps your child with ADHD manage his emotions and behaviors, take a deep breath and count to 10. A new study confirms what most of us know—but many forget in the heat… Read the rest

Kids Use of Technology Soars

Those concerned about the ever-increasing use of electronic devices, particularly among young children, may find the latest research from Common Sense Media troubling. In a large national study of children ages 0 to 8 years, the results showed that 42%… Read the rest

The Benefits of Later School Start Times

The evidence is mounting that later high school starts result in benefits for students. A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that students who were allowed to sleep in performed better on several measures including… Read the rest

Minorities Underrepresented in Special Ed

For years conventional wisdom has promoted the notion that minority students are overrepresented in Special Education. According to popular belief, too many minority children are pushed into Special Ed programs for reasons other than learning disabilities (e.g., behavior problems, and/or… Read the rest