People with ADHD typically have trouble getting organized, staying focused, making realistic plans and thinking before acting. They may be fidgety, noisy and unable to adapt to changing situations. Children with ADHD can be defiant, socially inept, or aggressive. Families considering treatment options should consult a qualified mental health professional for a complete review of their child’s behavioral issues and a treatment plan.
We need to protect the lives of our innocent children. Childhood diseases are coming back because people trust that other parents will immunize, and thereby their own children will be safe. The bottom line is none of us are safe if everyone is not immunized. Continue reading
Before making the decision not to vaccinate children against childhood diseases, parents should familiarize themselves with the diseases vaccines prevent and what the consequences would be if their child developed it. They should also understand the risks and side-effects of vaccinations. Continue reading
Parental illness or disability can have devastating effects on children. Through open communication and understanding the emotions of a child, these effects can be managed and minimized as much as possible.
Though teenagers are commonly thought of as being resilient, a new study shows the brains of teenagers are more greatly affected by concussions than the brains of children or adults. Continue reading
There are so many positive outcomes that stem from better lunch programs. Schools can integrate nutrition into their curriculum by teaching kids the delicious ABC’s of good health. School gardens can be cultivated to get kids invested in trying new flavors and the importance of taking care of the land. Continue reading
During the hectic holiday season, remember that there is more to life than food. Health and extreme self-care will bring you more happiness than eggnog or any cheese log ever can. Continue reading
An advantage to neurofeedback therapy for ADD and ADHD is the fact that changes appear to be much more permanent. Unlike medication that wears off after a few hours and only masks the problem in the first place, neurofeedback therapy appears to actually have longer- lasting behavioral effects. Continue reading