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There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Teens With ADHD

Grace Friedman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Teen
Grace Friedman

Recently, I met a new friend at my college, and during the course of our brief introduction he learned that I had ADHD. Almost without thinking he declared that ADHD does not exist and that it is not a "real condition."

ADHD: Bad Kid Good Kid

The Next Family | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

I often hear my friends describe a child as "a nice kid" and I know they do not say that about my son. My son is wild and unpredictable, always the first to hatch a plan with friends, sometimes a good plan and sometimes a mischievous one.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Diagnoses Have Jumped By How Much? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

New research suggests the rate at which children are being diagnosed with attention hyperactivity disorder has increased by nearly 25 percent in the l...

Getting 'It' Into the New York Times

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've never been against using medication in children. I am against a first and only use of medication in children who are minimally impaired. I believe first one must try to employ effective non-drug interventions of behavior modification and special education.

Katherine Bindley

New Study Suggests ADHD Is Overdiagnosed | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents

On the heels of a report in the U.S. that found ADHD diagnoses among children has risen by 66 percent since 2000, a new study out of Germany suggests ...

Katherine Bindley

Just How Many Kids Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than even before -- 10.4 million in 2010 -- according to a new study that concluded a staggeri...

Treating Our Children: An ADHD and Medication Q&A with Dr. Robert Needlman

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Earl Martin Phalen

The American Academy of Pediatrics' announcement of new guidelines for diagnosing children with ADHD sparked in me some questions about ADHD and how we are using medication to treat our children. So I turned to one of the experts, Dr. Robert Needlman.

Doctors Lower ADHD Diagnosis Age For Children

Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents

Pediatricians are making news, and raising eyebrows, by lowering the official age that they can diagnose a child with ADHD from six to four. The ne...

Are American Kids More Likely To Have ADHD? | Posted 12.13.2011 | Parents

Whether you call it hypochondria or American exceptionalism, the numbers are plain: Americans lead the world in diagnoses of mental health problems. ...

1 In 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living

About one in 10 kids is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report, which is an increase fro...

Catherine Pearson

Kids With ADHD More Likely To Be Hit By Cars: Study | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be at greater risk for being hit by a car when crossing the street. A new study suggests th...