Listen in as I talk about ADHD. I even throw in several stories from my own experiences in parenting a child with ADHD.
I’ve been asked what the single best parenting tip I’ve gotten as the parent of a child with ADHD is. After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided that it involves setting expectations. When we re-frame things that are appropriate for their developmental age, it alleviates so many fights and frustrations. These expectations can vary if […]
Pharmacogenetic testing involves testing a person’s genetics to find out how a certain drug would work in that person. Learn the pros and cons of this testing.
Our goal as parents is to have our kids grow up with responsibility and resiliency so they can leave our home. How can we accomplish that?
Most parents of children with ADHD are familiar with stimulant medications. These include medicines in the ritalin and adderall family. There are many brands and formulations, but they are given in the morning and wear off at some point in the day. One of the problems is that when kids wake up, they are not […]
Any parent with school aged children knows that homework can be a battle. Even good students can procrastinate, prefer to play, or have practice after school, leaving little time for homework. Then there are the kids who struggle… Student Responsibility We all know that kids need help with homework. Sometimes parents help too much. Kindergarten […]
The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” came in like a whirlwind last year. With it came increased thoughts and attempts of suicide. I’m worried that Season 2 will have a similar contagion effect this year. I’ve already heard from many teens that they plan on watching it. Last year I saw many teens significantly affected […]
My last post was how to start and titrate ADHD medicines. Today I’d like to discuss more of the fine-tuning issues, such as what happens if medicine isn’t taken every day, how to remember it, what to do if parents disagree about medicine, and even how to plan for travel. Time Off ADHD Medicines Once […]
I have spent many days covering a lot about learning and behavioral problems. Topics covered include why and how to get these issues diagnosed, who is involved in the diagnostic process, and treatment options with diet, supplements, and alternative treatments. Yesterday I covered what prescription medications are typically used and side effects they may cause. […]
I have spent several days on the diagnosis of learning and behavioral problems and non-medical, dietary and supplemental treatments that can be used for these issues. Today I will focus on the types of prescription medications used primarily for ADHD as well as their side effects. Tomorrow will cover how to get started on a medication […]