Attention Deficit Disorder, both inattentive and hyperactive type, is a neurological condition and can be inherited. Symptoms can include forgetfulness, distractibility, short attention span, lack of impulse control, fidgety behavior, and more. Symptoms are noticed before the age of 7, yet are typically problematic when a child enters school. These strategies that can help minimize… Continue reading Tips for Managing ADD/ADHD
Battling Backtalk: Five Tips Every Parent Needs
From Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions Whether it’s a toddler’s defiant “No,” or a teenager screaming, “You can’t tell me what to do,” backtalk is enough to make any parent’s blood boil. What’s worse, it often seems our natural reaction to backtalk (“How dare you speak to me that way” or “You’ll do… Continue reading Battling Backtalk: Five Tips Every Parent Needs
Coping with a Demanding Child
By Jody Johnston Pawel Demanding behavior -- from the time a child is about two to four a parent can usually expect to experience it. Occasionally children test limits in their attempts to separate from their parents as individuals, with preferences and ideas of their own. Parents should not, however, excuse such behavior as only… Continue reading Coping with a Demanding Child
How is the Teenage Brain Different?
How is the Teenage Brain Different? It appears that brain development takes a lot longer that once believed. At one time the consensus was that our brains were developed at around the age of 6 and didn’t do much growing after that. Now, after the NIH project that studied over a hundred teens in the… Continue reading How is the Teenage Brain Different?
Executive Dysfunction - What is it? Helpful articles and suggestions for managing problems associated with Executive Functioning Disorder. For Parents and Teachers.
AD/HD Informational Sites
Adult AD/HD Self-Report Scale This easy to use scale looks at social situations and other indicators that you may have Adult AD/HD. Medications used for ADHD: Chart & Info. Helpful information on dosage and side effects of the most prescribed medications for AD/HD. Greater Baltimore Chapter of CHADD Parenting and support resources for parents of… Continue reading AD/HD Informational Sites
Issues for Teens
Teen Dating Violence Stats The American Bar Assn. conducted a National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative in 2006 and compiled current stats among teens. Signs of an Abusive Relationship Look at the warning signs and suggestions on how to seek help if you think you may be in an abusive or destructive relationship. Healthy and… Continue reading Issues for Teens
Parenting information for all ages What's your parenting style? Find out more information about parenting kids and teens at this user friendly website. Online classes and more! Childhood Anxiety A wonderful site with helpful information on how to assess and intervene with childhood reactions to fear and anxiety. Best Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders Blog… Continue reading Parenting Resources
Information on Teen Drug Use
Help for Teen Drug Use Helpful information on teen drug use and addictions. Teen Addicted to Cough Medicine A powerful video depicts the ease and danger of using cough medicine to get high. A warning for parents and teens. http://www.morningsiderecovery.com/educational-resources/teaching-kids-about-drug-abuse/ Talking to your kids about drug abuse This site offers information for parents and… Continue reading Information on Teen Drug Use
The Harvard Report: Raising Teens Harvard University provides 10 tasks of adolescents and 5 Basics of Parenting Adolescents. Stages of Adolescent Development Information on the stages of development and what to expect from your teen in terms of physical, social, and emotional development. A good overview for parents.