I have heard that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more common among adoptive children than the general population. Is this true? And, if so, why?
What to do when kids go off their meds: brain-based learning strategies for ADD/ADHD
Brain-based learning strategies for helping hyperactive kids. Teacher resources and parenting tips to help control ADD when kids stop taking stimulant drugs. A likely scenario given the recent publicity about heart-related problems linked to Ritalin.
ADHD or Hyperarousal? Hyperactivity in Traumatized and Adopted Children
Why is it that so many adopted children are diagnosed with ADHD? Debbie, an adoptive parent and counsellor, explains how trauma related to adoption can affect the brain in a way which causese hyperactivity. She outlines briefly some useful parenting strategies for these hyperaroused children.
Communication Tips Helping Parenting
Through parenting we can prepare our children to survive and thrive in their environment. The environment that today's society provides children is full of challenges and big issues like drugs, violence, and sex. That is why it is so important for children and parents to communicate openly.
Dr. Noel Swanson
What is ADHD and How Do You Manage it?
There are some children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). What are the symptoms and how is ADHD Managed?