A new study suggests that excessive video gaming could contribute to ADHD symptoms. With the popularity of video games, especially Fortnite, at an all-time high among kids and teenagers, parents may want to start paying attention to the amount of gaming going on at home. Research recently published in the Journal of the American MedicalRead More
Teen Drivers and ADHD
For most parents, the idea of their teenager learning to drive is, well, scary. Add in the challenges associated with ADHD, a learning disorder, or autism, and anxiety can skyrocket. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that teens with ADHD are about one-third more likely to be involved in a carRead More
Fidget Spinners…Helpful or Distracting?
The fidget spinner craze has reached epic proportions. If you have a child in elementary or middle school, you’ve likely seen one…or about a hundred of them. The 3-sided toy is fashioned in a sort of fan-like or pinwheel shape and is designed to keep restless, or fidgety, hands occupied. Keeping one’s hands busy isRead More
For Kids Who Like Structure, Tips For Summer Planning
Summer is often thought as the time to relax — “freedom” from school and jam-packed after-school schedules. But for some kids, especially those with ADHD, autism, and other special needs who crave structure, that very freedom and the slower summer pace can be unnerving. Here are five tips to help you structure your summer days:Read More
ADHD and Back-to-School: Are You Ready?
Heading back to school is usually an exciting time for kids. There’s the anticipation of meeting new teachers and seeing old friends. But for some kids suffering from ADHD, back-to-school time can be quite the opposite. They may feel anxious about starting a new grade or keeping up with homework assignments and tests. Here areRead More
Study Says Sleep Issues Common for ADHD Children
Kids diagnosed with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may take longer to get a good night sleep, says a recent study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Sleep Research. While the results are not surprising, what the study does not confirm is whether or not the existing sleeping problems are contributing to ADHD or vice versa.Read More