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A blog post appeared today on the website, Motherly, which I wrote, that provides practical strategies to help kids focus.  It is especially relevant to kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  The tips I recommend include exercise, a nourishing diet, relaxation skills, talking to the child’s teacher about why fidgeting helps some kids focus,...
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Over the next month, 55+ million children and adolescents will be returning to their classrooms in public and private schools around the country. Out of this number, 6.4 million students have been diagnosed as having ADHD and most of them take psychostimulants or other drugs to control their symptoms. And while parents scurry around anxiously...
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The following is excerpted from my new book The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion (Tarcher-Perigee).  It is Strategy #67: Discover and Manage the Four Types of Misbehavior (Ages 4-18).  The excerpt originally appeared on the website of Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW....
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I’ve just written an article for Education Week Teacher, the online teacher-based arm of the education weekly Education Week.  It presents 10 practical strategies that teachers can use to help ensure that kids with an ADHD diagnosis have a smooth transition at the beginning of the school year. It’s incorporates strategies from my new book...
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Yesterday I had a great interview with Lisa Smith and Nancy Reid on BlendRadio. They are a mother-daughter duo who spent three years visiting National Parks around the country to help make people aware of our national heritage!  We had a fascinating conversation about the issues involved with ADHD, medication, non-drug strategies, and how to...
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