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My book The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span (Tarcher/Perigee), was reviewed today in the online New York Times and will appear in the New York Times Book Review on Sunday.  In the book (official publication date is August 29, 2017), I explore different reasons for...
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The word ”play” gets batted around a lot in conversations about children’s learning and development needs, but sometimes different people are holding different notions of what the word ”play” actually means.  In this two-part blog post, I want to help clarify what I believe true child’s play actually is. In this first post, I want...
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On Wednesday, I spoke to 45 pediatricians from the Philippines who were in San Francisco on a trip sponsored by Wyeth Philippines, Inc.  The event was held at the famed Fairmont Hotel, on Nob Hill in San Francisco, which has played host to every U.S. president since Truman.   The talk took place in the...
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with the teachers and parents of Somerset Pines Charter School, in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Somerset Pines Charter is just beginning to integrate multiple intelligences into all the other wonderful things they’re doing for kids at their school.  I did a five-hour workshop for about thirty teachers of K-8...
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A new report reveals that ADHD drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta, may cause significant heart difficulties in some children.  The study, which appeared in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, followed 714,000 children in Denmark, born from 1990 to 1999, for an average of 9.5 years. Of those, 8,300 were diagnosed with ADHD after...
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