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
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
Can What You Eat Affect ADHD Symptoms?
We know that a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables and whole grains gets an A+ for children’s health. Can it also be beneficial for ADHD symptoms? While the research isn’t clear, and changes in diet may or may not improve symptoms of ADHD in all children, simple modifications will provide a foundation for health. AndRead More