Alternatives to Medication for Young Girls with ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common mental disorder that affects primarily children and can be carried into adulthood.  This disorder is most commonly treated with prescribed medication and is effective for roughly 80% of people.  However, like most medications, ADHD medications can come with some harsh side effects and are not effective…

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The Real Walking Dead: Sleep Deprivation in Teens

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When our children are small, sleep and sleep habits are at the forefront of our minds. When will our baby sleep through the night? Is our toddler going through sleep regression? We keep track of sleep disruptions and naps because we know how important sleep is to our children. But as our children get older,…

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Using Learning Techniques to Ease Academic Struggles

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In today’s day and age, school work for young teens is more important than ever. Getting into a good college has become more competitive, which leads many to start good study habits earlier. But for many teens, the most important part of school has become lunchtime when they can hang out with their friends. During…

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How to Positively Reinforce School Participation

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For most young children, school is a time to see their friends while they play games and learn about the world around them. As children get older, school begins to feel more like an obligation rather than something they’d like to actively engage in. They may attend classes because they have to, but they’re not…

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Academic Issues: New Struggles For Middle School Girls

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The transition from elementary to middle school is a struggle for most adolescent girls. They are beginning to mature and seek out opportunities to be independent, while developing vital social and personal skills. Beyond learning a new social structure and the initial stresses of puberty, tween girls who were once successful in school can find…

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