ADHD and medication

December 19, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Research has previously shown that kids with ADHD are more likely to sustain injuries that require a trip to the ER, likely due to impulsivity and poor concentration. However, new research out of the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research department of pharmacology and pharmacy in Hong Kong has found that Kids with ADHD are […]

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Why do my kids pick up my worst habits?

December 15, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Parents try to teach their children what to do. Directly, you instruct them on the rules and expectations of how they should behave. And indirectly, they watch you and learn from watching what you do, how you act, and how you manage situations. In fact, they often learn more from watching how you live your […]

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Kids and lying

December 12, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study out of McGill University suggests that kids who are punished for lying are more likely to lie again, while kids who are given a moral reason for truth-telling tend to see the value in telling the truth. http://time.com/3628783/lying-punishment-kids-lie-more-study/

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Why do kids get angry with their parents when life is hard?

December 08, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

In working with kids and parents, I have noticed that when the kid struggles, be it with peers, academically, or otherwise, he often takes it out on his parents. There is one fairly well accepted explanation for this tendency. Essentially, the idea is that a kid trusts his relationship with his parents. His parents are […]

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On teenagers

December 02, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Some thoughts on dealing with teens: Try to show some interest in your teen’s interests, even if you really aren’t that interested. You may find their interests too violent, too loud, too boring,…etc, but if they invite you in I suggest you take the opportunity. Interest in what they are interested in makes them feel […]

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