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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Uncategorized

A conversation about ADHD

Listen in as I talk about ADHD. I even throw in several stories from my own experiences in parenting a child with ADHD.

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting Uncategorized

Developmental Age in 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 […]

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Parenting Uncategorized

Don’t withhold recess!!!

Play is an important part of every child’s day. Recess should never be held for behavior modification. Chris Dendy shares important facts in this post.

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting School Age

Homework Battle Plan: Prepare Now!

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 […]

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Medical Home Parenting

Can I talk to you privately?

Every once in a while a parent will tell the nurse that they want the child out of the room to discuss an issue with the doctor privately. This is usually something they perceive as a negative thing for the child to hear. Some of the most common concerns are about the child’s weight or […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Medications

Final Thoughts on ADHD Medicines

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 […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Medications

ADHD Medications: Types and side effects

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 […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Complementary Medicine Uncategorized

Alternative Treatments for ADHD

I’ve covered why you should get your child evaluated for learning and behavior issues, who does the evaluations, and what the evaluation process involves in my previous posts. I’ve also covered specific diets and supplements. Today I want to talk about alternative treatments for ADHD. If parents aren’t ready to use medicines yet or if they want to […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Nutrition Uncategorized

Supplements for ADHD: Do Vitamins, Herbs, and Fatty Acids Work?

Parents often ask if they can treat their child’s ADHD without prescription medication. There are many alternative treatments in addition to prescription medications – some of which are more effective than others.  I will cover ADHD treatment with supplements today. Supplements for ADHD – general If you’re giving your kids supplements for any reason, be […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression

Special Diets for ADHD

Most of us have heard of the claims of cures for all sorts of ills, including behavioral problems (especially ADHD and autism) with simple dietary changes (with and without supplements). This post covers some diets for ADHD that have been recommended as treatments. Supplements will be covered tomorrow. Why talk about diets for ADHD? Fears of […]