Alternatives to Medication for Young Girls with ADHD

young girls with ADHD

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

sleep deprivation in teens

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

how to help a child struggling academically

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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Why Peer Relationships Are So Important for Adolescent Girls

building positive relationships with peers

When we talk about positive relationships for adolescent girls, the focus tends to be on teaching them about healthy dating practices. But the reality is, positive peer relationships can be even more important for teen girls than romantic relationships.  During the pre-teen and teen years, girls begin to move from focusing on their family relationships…

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How to Positively Reinforce School Participation

benefits of participating in school activities

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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