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I just read Naomi Simson’s post, “Electronic Babysitters Turning Brains to Mush”, and found her post particularly interesting on the heels of my post, “Bring Back Phone Calls!” It seems the use of electronics in parenting is the latest point … Continue reading
Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of young people in my practice who, once on their own, become incapacitated at the mere thought of making a phone call. These young adults grew up in the … Continue reading
*For the purposes of this article, the term ADD refers to both ADD and ADHD. The Reluctant Dad This Father’s Day I want to call attention to those fathers for whom parenting their ADD* children did not come naturally. Dads … Continue reading
Updated June 13, 2012 Be a Dad Deserving of Celebration Father’s Day is a day to celebrate our Dads. Traditionally, the day is set aside for father and children to spend some time together. Gifts and cards are given, and … Continue reading
Be Proactive To Avoid Heat Exhaustion: Many ADHD medications, as well as medications for other conditions, increase the body’s sensitivity to the heat or sun. Heat/Sun sensitivity often occurs when medication combines with proteins in the skin to form substances … Continue reading
Know ADHD Med Side Effects: Many ADHD medications increase one’s sensitivity to the sun and heat, increasing chances of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If you, or your loved one, are taking medication for ADHD, check the listed side effects, for … Continue reading
Getting Ready for the Appointment: If you made the doctor’s appointment before seeing the office, read Part One, Preparing for Your First Visit to Your ADHD Doctor. Make every effort to visit the doctor’s office before the appointment, if you … Continue reading